Effect of Jack Knife Stretching Versus Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (Hold Relax) Stretching Technique in Asymptomatic Individuals with Hamstring Tightness: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Authors

  • Amruta Kabra1, Kajal Salekar2, Tanvi Kalanekar3, Kajal Salekar2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10338

Keywords:

Hamstring Tightness; PNF Stretching, Jack Knife Stretching

Abstract

Background: Study is to compare the effectiveness of Jack knife stretching and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular

Facilitation (PNF) stretching Technique in asymptomatic individuals with hamstring tightness.

Aims and Objectives : 1. To study the effect of jack-knife stretching on the individuals with asymptomatic

hamstring tightness in terms of Active knee extension test, finger to floor, passive SLR and LEFS

Questionnaire.2.To Study the effect of PNF stretching on individuals with asymptomatic hamstring tightness.

3.To compare the effect of Jack knife and PNF stretching in individuals with hamstring tightness.

Material and Method: Ethical approval was obtained. 56 healthy subjects were assigned into two groups.

PNF (hold relax) stretching technique was given to the Group A and Group B received Jack Knife stretching.

Active knee extension test, Finger to floor test, Passive single leg raise test and Lower extremity functional

scale these parameters were measured .

Results: Intra-group comparison for all the outcome measures in both the groups showed statistical

significance. Inter-group comparison for all the outcome measures for both the groups had differences but

showed statistical significance. Group B Jack knife stretching was more effective than group A PNF (hold

relax) stretching.

Conclusion: The present study results indicate that to increase hamstring flexibility both the treatment

techniques i.e PNF stretching and jack knife stretching are effective in asymptomatic individuals with

hamstring tightness. Thus, our study shows jack knife stretching gives immediate effect due to closed pack

position of stretching compared to open pack position of PNF group

Author Biography

Amruta Kabra1, Kajal Salekar2, Tanvi Kalanekar3, Kajal Salekar2

1Second year MPTh student, Faculty of Physiotherapy, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, 2Second year

MPTh Student, Faculty of Physiotherapy, DPU, Pune, Maharashtra, 3 Second year MPTh student, Faculty of

physiotherapy, GNDU, Amritsar,Punjab 143001

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Amruta Kabra1, Kajal Salekar2, Tanvi Kalanekar3, Kajal Salekar2. (2020). Effect of Jack Knife Stretching Versus Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (Hold Relax) Stretching Technique in Asymptomatic Individuals with Hamstring Tightness: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 122-126. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10338