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Two Stretching Treatments on Hamstring: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation versus Kinesio Taping Application.
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PMID:  23069636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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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
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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:  -    
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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.
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