Comparison of Muscle Energy Technique versus Eccentric Training on Hamstrings Extensibility among Adolescent Girls

Comparison of Muscle Energy Technique versus Eccentric Training on Hamstrings Extensibility among Adolescent Girls

Authors

  • Smriti
  • Jaspreet Kaur
  • Amandeep Singh
  • Abhay Kapoor
  • Saloni

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i4.18714

Keywords:

active knee extension test, adolescent girls, eccentric training, hamstring flexibility, muscle energy technique, sit and reach

Abstract

Background: Hamstrings extensibility is affected as a result of lack of physical activity causing a
limitation of extension motion of the knee joint, increases posterior pelvic tilting and reducing lumbar
lordosis that can result in nonspecific low back pain.
Aim: To compare the effects of muscle energy technique versus eccentric training on hamstrings
extensibility among adolescent girls.
Methods: Based on Inclusion and Exclusion criteria, 60 adolescent girls of age group 15-24 years were
assessed & selected using Active Knee Extension Test for a lag in extension of around 20 degrees
during performance of the test. The subjects were divided into three groups of 20 each. Group A
(Control Group) was given Conventional treatment as Hot Pack as warm up over the Hamstrings
muscle for both the lower limbs & Static Stretching. Thereafter, Group B (Experimental Group 1) was
given Muscle Energy Technique & Conventional treatment and Group C (Experimental Group 2) was
given Eccentric Training & Conventional treatment for total 6 sessions as 3 sessions a week for 2 weeks
respectively.
Results: Data was meaningfully assorted through calculation of Mean and Standard Deviation.
Thereafter, T test was applied for comparison between the MET group and Eccentric Training group
and Control Group. The level of significance was fixed at p<0.05. There was significant difference
within and between the MET group and Eccentric Training group for both the limbs.
Conclusion: The study concluded that MET was better than Eccentric Training in improving Hamstrings
extensibility among Adolescent Girls.

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Author Biographies

Smriti

MPT Student, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

Jaspreet Kaur

Associate Professor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

Amandeep Singh

Associate Professor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

Abhay Kapoor

MPT Student, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

Saloni

MPT Student, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

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Published

2022-10-19

How to Cite

Smriti, Jaspreet Kaur, Amandeep Singh, Abhay Kapoor, & Saloni. (2022). Comparison of Muscle Energy Technique versus Eccentric Training on Hamstrings Extensibility among Adolescent Girls. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Print- (ISSN 0973-5666) and Electronic –(ISSN 0973-5674), 16(4), 101–106. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i4.18714
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