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The immediate effect of dynamic stretching and foam rolling on hamstring flexibility and vertical jump in college students

Yogeshwar, Pratibha and Bhat, Ishfaq Bashir (2021) The immediate effect of dynamic stretching and foam rolling on hamstring flexibility and vertical jump in college students. Acta Scientific Orthopaedics, 4 (7). 03-09. ISSN 2581-8635

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Abstract Background: Hamstring muscle makes the posterior compartment of thigh and hamstring is the most common muscle which gets injured easily and main reason is tightness of hamstring muscles. The purpose of study was to assess the effect of foam roller and dynamic on hamstring flexibility and jump performance and to compare the effects of foam rolling and dynamic stretching on hamstring flexibility. Methods: Thirty college students were selected for the study and allocated into two groups then group A was treated with foam rolling and group B was asked to perform dynamic stretching and the effect measured using active knee extension test (AKE) and active straight leg raise (ASLR) and vertical jump test. Student t test (two tailed, independent) has been used to find the significance of study Parameters on continuous scale between two groups (Inter group analysis) on metric parameters. For assessing the homogeneity of variance Leven`s test was used. A t-test was used to compare the means of two groups. Results: The results showed that there was significant difference in AKE test in both groups (P £ 0.01) there was significant improvement in ASLR and vertical jump in foam rolling Group and dynamic stretching group. The results show that there was improvement in AKE, ASLR and vertical jump in both groups. Conclusion: By this study we conclude that the acute effects of dynamic stretching and foam rolling is to increases the flexibility of hamstring muscle and improvement in the vertical jump performance. But there is no significant difference when we compare the foam rolling with dynamic stretching.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9453/90470
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Hamstring Flexibility; Foam Rolling; Dynamic Stretching
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM695 Physical medicine. Physical therapy
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Physical Rehabilitation Sciences
Depositing User: Ishfaq Bashir Bhat
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2021 11:50
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 11:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90740

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