International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023


Immediate Effects of Muscle Energy Technique versus Myofascial Release Techniques on Hamstring Flexibility in Footballers: A Comparative Study

Dr. Anand Patel | Dr. Niyati Patel | Dr. Mona Patel [3]


Abstract: Background: Most often, attention is focused on management of pain and injuries and decreased muscle strength in football players while little attention is given to flexibility. The objective of this study was Immediate Effects of Muscle Energy Technique (MET) Versus Myofascial Release Techniques (MFR) on Hamstring Flexibility in Footballers aged 18 - 25 years. MET is used to lengthen a tight muscle, strengthen weak muscles, reduce localised oedema or mobilize an articulation with adhesion or restriction MET consists of different techniques, one of which is Post Isometric Relaxation Technique (PIR). Cross hand release methods are by a far the main, major and normally utilized strategies in the MFR approach and structure the premise of each other MFR procedure. Method: In the present experimental study, there are 102 patients with hamstring tightness footballers. Inclusion criteria were male with age of 18 years to 25 years with hamstring tightness. Minimum 20 degrees of flexion at knee while performing active knee extension (AKE) test unilaterally, Hamstrings are tight and active straight leg raising (ASLR) range was between 30 - 70 ranges. Patient were randomly divided into two groups: MET Group A (n=51) and MFR Group B (n=51). Both groups also received conventional therapy. Patient was evaluated immediately after the treatment by AKE test and ASLR test. Result: All the test and calculation were performed using SPSS software version 21. The group were heterogeneous at baseline in their demographic details and outcome scores with p - value < 0.05. Outcome measurements were completed on 102 participants. Pre and post intervention within group was done using WILCOXON SIGNED RANK TEST which shows significant difference in both groups in all the outcome scores (ASLR and AKE with p < 0.05). Comparison between two groups was done by MANN WHITNEY TEST which shows no significant difference in ASLR and AKE outcome score (ASLR and AKE with p < 0.05). Conclusion: The study Concludes that both the techniques used in the present study i. e., Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Myofascial Release Techniques (MFR) Both the techniques are effective for the improving flexibility of hamstring Muscle in footballers.


Keywords: Hamstring Flexibility, Muscle Energy Technique, Myofascial Release Active Knee Extension Test, Active straight leg raising test


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,


Pages: 240 - 245


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