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ISSN : 2092-8475(Print)
ISSN : 2714-0148(Online)
Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol.9 No.2 pp.1461-1467

The effect of stretching type on hamstring flexibility

Hyun Sook Hwang
Cheju Halla University, Jeju, Republic of Korea
Address for correspondence Hyun-Sook Hwang, PT, Ph.D Department of Physical Therapy, Cheju Halla University, Halla University Rd 38, Jeju-Si, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Korea Tel: 82-64-741-7567


The purpose of this study was to investigate whether static stretching or Thera-band stretching of hamstrings is more effective in improving the flexibility of hamstrings. A total of 40 participants performed stretching 3 times a week for 4 weeks, and a sitting trunk flexion meter was used to measure the flexibility of the hamstrings. Differences in hamstring flexibility before and after the application of static and Thera-band stretching were analyzed, and differences between the stretching methods were also analyzed. As a result, hamstring flexibility increased significantly after the static stretching program (p=.000), and also increased significantly after the Thera-band stretching program (p=.000). Although both programs were effective in improving hamstring flexibility, but there was no significant difference between the two groups (p=.058). Therefore, static stretching and Thera-band stretching are effective interventions to improve and maintain hamstring flexibility.




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