Short Term Effects of Remote Myofascial Release versus Mulligan’s Bent Leg Raise on Hamstring and Lumbar Spine Flexibility in College Going Students: An Experimental Study

Authors

  • Mansi Dhingani
  • Vinit Mody

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i2.18041

Keywords:

Hamstring flexibility, Remote myofascial release, Mulligan’s bent leg raise

Abstract

Background: Hamstring flexibility is an important factor because reduced flexibility is being considered
as a predisposing factor for idiopathic low back pain. Considering the pelvis to be base of the spine, its
orientation affects the lumbar lordotic curvature. Hence, it can be postulated that hamstring flexibility
is influenced by pelvic posture.The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare the short term effects
of Remote myofascial release (bilateral plantar fascia) and Mulligan’s bent leg raise on hamstring and
lumbar spine flexibility in college going students.
Method: Total 78 students were recruited for the study as per selection criteria and were divided
into two groups (39 in each group). Group A was treated with Remote myofascial release (bilateral
plantar fascia) and group B was treated with Mulligan’s bent leg raise for 6 days (daily 1 session of
3 repetitions). Inter-group analysis by unpaired t-test showed statistically significant improvement on
knee extension angle test, sit and reach test and lumbar lordosis index (P value ≤ 0.05).
Conclusion: Remote myofascial release as well as Mulligan’s bent leg raise were beneficial in
improving hamstring and lumbar spine flexibility. However, Mulligan’s bent leg raise was found to be
more effective in hamstring and lumbar spine flexibility

Author Biographies

Mansi Dhingani

Student, (MPT Musculoskeletal Disorders & Sports), Department of Physiotherapy, Pioneer Physiotherapy College, Sayajipura, Vadodara, Gujarat,India

Vinit Mody

 
Associate Professor, (MPT Musculoskeletal Conditions), Department of Physiotherapy, Pioneer Physiotherapy College, Sayajipura, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

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Published

2022-04-13