Document Detail


Two Stretching Treatments on Hamstring: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation versus Kinesio Taping Application.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23069636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
CONTEXT: Recent studies have shown that the static stretch (SS) may adversely affect leg muscle performance. OBJECTIVES: We examined the short-term effects of two stretching exercises on hamstring muscle before and after exercise. DESIGN: Crossover. SETTING: Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: healthy, physically active men. INTERVENTIONS: There were 3 protocols in a randomized order with a 7-day interval. The three protocols included: [1] non-stretching (CON protocol), [2] hamstring static stretching (SS) with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), [3] SS with kinesio taping application on hamstrings. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Outcome measures included first-felt and maximum tolerant-felt range of motion (FROM and TROM), maximal knee flexion peak torque (PT) at 180 °/s, and hamstring muscle stiffness. RESULTS: Groups were not different at pre-stretching in terms of hamstring flexibility, PT and muscle stiffness. At post-stretching, both stretching protocols showed significant increase in FROM and TROM (p < .05). More stiff hamstring muscle and decreased PT were found in both SS/PNF and CON protocols (p <.05). However, there was no significant difference in the SS/Taping protocol (p >.05). CONCLUSION: The stretching protocols improve hamstring flexibility immediately, but after exercise the hamstrings peak torque is diminished in the SS/PNF but not in the SS/Taping protocol. This means that, the SS/Taping can prevent negative results from exercise, which may prevent muscle injury.
Authors:
Che-Hsiu Chen; Tsun-Shun Huang; Huei-Ming Chai; Mei-Hwa Jan; Jiu-Jenq Lin
Related Documents :
17970286 - Hormonal responses to acute exercise, training and overtraining. a review with emphasis...
12671196 - Estradiol effects on the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-1 axis in amenorrhei...
6684486 - Exercise reverses photoperiodic anestrus in golden hamsters.
24448966 - Perceptions among infertile couples of lifestyle behaviors and in vitro fertilization (...
1187276 - Relative sensitivity of different pulmonary function tests in the evaluation of exercis...
9374776 - Contributions of acetylcholine and nitric oxide to forearm blood flow at exercise onset...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sport rehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1543-3072     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sport Rehabil     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206500     Medline TA:  J Sport Rehabil     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, and the Center for Physical Education, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  The deterministic limit of a stochastic logistic model with individual variation.
Next Document:  Contingent capture can occur at specific feature values: Behavioral and Electrophysiological Evidenc...