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Comparison of myofascial release and muscle energy technique effects on hamstring muscle flexibility
Saeid Izadkhah1, Nasin Naseri 2, Nader Maarufi3, Yashar Kocheili4, Hashem Shabedin5
1- Master of Science Student, Dep of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation, TehranUniversity of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran , naserins@tums.ac.ir
3- Associated Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
4- Master of Science Student, Dep of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
5- Bach of Science. Department of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
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Background and Aim:: Muscular shortness is one of the most common musculoskeletal impairments. It may occur as a result of trauma or even a sedentary life style and cause clinical symptoms. Hamstring muscle, due to its functional roles, is prone to injuries during physical activities. Research has shown that decreased hamstring muscle flexibility may lead to lower extremity injury. The goal of this study is to compare the effects of myofascial release (MFR) and muscle energy technique (MET) effects on hamstring muscle flexibility. 

Materials and Methods: Twenty four non-athlete healthy subjects (means ± SD= 26/12 ± 5.4 Years) were randomly assigned to two groups; myofascial release group and muscle energy technique group. Passive range of motion (ROM) of knee extension was measured using a digital goniometer before and immediately after the intervention.

Results: There was a significant increase in the knee passive range of motion immediately after both interventions (in MFR group p=0.000 and in MET Group p=0.000).The amount of knee extension increase was greater in myofascial release group (p=0.023).

Conclusion: Both MFR and MET can increase hamstring muscle flexibility; however, in this study MFR has shown to be more effective than MET.

Keywords: Flexibility, Muscle energy technique,  Myofascial release technique,  Hamstring muscle

Keywords: Flexibility, Muscle energy technique, Myofascial release technique, Hamstring muscle
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/02/16 | Accepted: 2016/02/16 | Published: 2016/02/16
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Izadkhah S, Naseri N, Maarufi N, Kocheili Y, Shabedin H. Comparison of myofascial release and muscle energy technique effects on hamstring muscle flexibility. mrj. 2016; 9 (S1) :131-139
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