Comparative Study of the Effects of Neurodynamic Sliding vs Suboccipital Muscle Inhibition Technique on Flexibility of Hamstring in Asymptomatic Subjects with Hamstring Syndrome

Author(s): Razouvohu and Saravana Hari Ganesh

Objective: The purpose of this study is to research the effects of the Neurodynamics sliding (NDS) and sub-occipital muscle inhibition technique (SMI) on flexibility of hamstring in asymptomatic subjects with hamstring syndrome.

Method: According to finger floor test and SLR test thirty male subjects were selected subjects were randomly allocated to Neurodynamics sliding group and sub-occipital muscle inhibition group of 15 each. Neurodynamic sliding and Sub occipital inhibition technique were applied to the groups. For analysis straight leg raise (SLR) finger floor test (FFT) and range of motion (ROM) of knee joint were used. Outcome measures were assessed before and after intervention at end of two weeks.

Result:There is a significant change in SLR, FFT and ROM measures in both SMI and NDS groups. When compared the Neurodynamics sliding group measures show significant changes than the sub-occipital muscle inhibition group.

Conclusion: Application of NDS& SMI to persons with short hamstring syndrome resulted in increases in flexibility of the hamstring. However the NDS technique was more effective.

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