J Korean Phys Ther.  2019 Oct;31(5):266-272. 10.18857/jkpt.2019.31.5.266.

Comparison of Sit and Reach Test, Straight Leg Raise Test and Visual Analogue Scale When Applying Static Stretching and Mulligan's Two Leg Rotation in Young Adults with Hamstring Shortness

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Science, Student of Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea.
  • 2Departmet of Physical Therapy, College of Health Science, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea. movt12@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study compared the effects of Static stretching and Mulligan's Two-leg rotation about the Hamstring flexibility, Hip range of motion, and pain.
METHODS
The subjects were allocated randomly into two groups: Static stretching group (n=13) and Mulligan's two leg rotation group (n=14). The study was designed with stretching protocols for four minutes and thirty seconds per day five times a week for three weeks in total. Measurements, including the Sit and reach test, Active/Passive Straight leg raise, and Visual analogue scale, were conducted before and after the intervention. The data were analyzed using a paired t-test and independent t-test.
RESULTS
The flexibility of the two leg rotation group was higher than the static stretching group after the intervention. The post-sit and reach test value of the two leg rotation group was significantly higher than the pre-sit and reach test value of the static stretching group. In addition, the variance of the sit and reach test of the two leg rotation group was significantly higher than that of the static stretching group.
CONCLUSION
These results showed that two leg rotation techniques have a positive effect on the changes in the sit and reach test and active straight leg raise test. Two leg rotation techniques can be recommended as a self-stretching and easier way to stabilize the lumbopelvic rhythm, reduce the stiffness of the muscle and relieve pain. This is effective in preventing muscle damage, enabling muscle relaxation and reducing the risk of injury to the spine during daily lives and in sports activities.

Keyword

Mulligan's two leg rotation; Static stretching; Hamstring shortness

MeSH Terms

Hip
Humans
Leg*
Muscle Relaxation
Muscle Stretching Exercises*
Pliability
Range of Motion, Articular
Spine
Sports
Young Adult*
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