Effectiveness of mulligan bent leg raise technique for hamstring tightness in physiotherapy students
Julma Simon, Dr. Vishnu Vardhan GD
Background and Purpose : Maintaining normal muscle length requires regular stretching to prevent muscle stiffness, decreases risk of musculoskeletal injuries and enhance physical performance. Muscle tightness is caused by the decrease in the ability of the muscle to deform, resulting in the decrease in the range of motion at the joint on which it acts. Tight hamstrings muscles places increased stress on the low back and aggravate back pain. Reduced extensibility resulting from increased hamstring tightness in the stiffness could be a possible contributing factor in low back injuries. Tight hamstring muscles, because of their attachment to the posterior leg and to the Is chial tuberosity may limit hip flexion Range of motion, leading to limited straight leg raise (SLR). So, improving the flexibility of the hamstring muscles should a major concern. Method: Study involved 60 participants which were assessed by using the goniometer for Range of motion for hip flexion before giving the bent leg raise technique and after the technique respectively. Result: The result of this study showed that Mulligan Bent leg raise technique was highly significant and there was an increase in the SLR (straight leg raise) after a single intervention Discussion and Conclusion: The result showed that that Mulligan Bent leg raise technique was highly significant and is effective in improving the flexibility of the hamstring muscles.