Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 6

Impact of Muscle Energy Technique on Hamstring Muscle Flexibility in Recreational Athletes

Dinesh Dharmalingam1, Gladies Kamalam S2, Vijay Selvan N3* and Monica Catherinre R4

1Clinical Physiotherapist, Spectrum Physio Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, India
2Associate Professor, Physiotherapy Department, KMCT College of Allied Health Sciences, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
3Professor and Head, Physiotherapy Department, KMCT College of Allied Health Sciences, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
4Clinical Physiotherapist, Ergon Physiotherapy Clinic, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author: Vijay Selvan N, Professor and Head, Physiotherapy Department, KMCT College of Allied Health Sciences, Kozhikode, Kerala, India.

Received: March 21, 2022; Published: May 18, 2022


Background: The Hamstring muscle is the most common to endure any sports injury. Extended rehabilitation and occasional recurrence are encountered due to its rapid shortening tendency. Improved muscular flexibility and enhanced increasing range of motion through stretching, prevents from sports injuries accelerating athletic performance.

Aim: To analyze the efficacy of muscle energy technique [MET] on the flexibility of hamstring among recreational athletes.

Methodology: 30 healthy recreational athletes, received MET for 4 weeks, 5 sessions/ week. The Modified Back Saver’s sit and Reach Test (BSSR test) was the outcome measure.

Statistical tool: Student “t” test was used. Conclusion: Significant difference in hamstring flexibility was seen due to muscle energy technique.


Keywords: Hamstring; Flexibility; Modified Back Saver’s Sit and Reach Test; Muscle Energy Technique


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Citation: Vijay Selvan N., et al. “Impact of Muscle Energy Technique on Hamstring Muscle Flexibility in Recreational Athletes”. Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.6 (2022): 61-65.


Copyright: © 2022 Vijay Selvan N., 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.


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