Khushali Choksi1*, Dhvani Champaneri2 and Arti Patel2
1Assistant Professor, S.S Agrawal Institute of Physiotherapy and Medical Care Education, Navsari, India
2Intern of Bachelor of Physiotherapy, S.S Agrawal Institute of Physiotherapy and Medical Care Education, Navsari, India
*Corresponding Author: Khushali Choksi, Assistant Professor, S.S Agrawal Institute of Physiotherapy and Medical Care Education, Navsari, India.
Received: September 11, 2020; Published: September 25, 2020
Background of the Study: Tensor fascia lata muscle is commonly seen to be tight in normal healthy subjects and leads to Myofascial restriction. It causes range of motion restriction of hip and knee joint, pain at lumbopelvic area and knee pain.
Aims of the Study: The aim of the study was to evaluate the immediate effect of self stretching and foam roller release in subjects with TFL tightness.
Study Design: Randomized Controlled Trial.
Methodology: 90 subjects with TFL tightness were randomly allocated using chits for the study in three different groups with 30 subjects in each group. The outcome measure taken was OBER TEST; hip adduction range of motion. Pre and post treatment outcome measure was taken by Therapist 1. The instruction for intervention was given by therapist 2 for Group A (self stretching) and was performed for three repetitions with 30 seconds hold and Group B (foam rolling) and was performed for two minutes. Group C was control group who did not receive any kind of intervention.
Result: There was statistical significant difference within foam roller and self stretching group. Using Post hoc analysis, there was significant difference between foam roller-control group and self stretching-control group (p value 0.000). There was no significant difference between foam roller and self stretching group (p value 0.422).
Conclusion: There was statistical significant difference within self stretching and foam roller release group but when all three groups were compared simultaneously, self stretching and foam roller release group were equally effective in reducing the tightness of tensor fascia lata.
Keywords: TFL Tightness; Self Myofascial Release; Self Stretching; Ober Test; Foam Roller Release
Citation: Khushali Choksi., et al. “Immediate Effect of Self Stretching and Foam Roller Release on Tensor Fascia Lata Tightness: A Randomized Controlled Trial".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 3.10 (2020): 53-62.
Copyright: © 2020 Khushali Choksi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.