Effect of 6 weeks of stretch training, muscular energy technology and kinesio tape on hamstring flexibility of soccer players
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Paper ID : 1186-11THCONF
1MA Sport Injury and Corrective Exercise
2ardabil, Islamic Azad, University Iran, Department of Exercise Physiology
3Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Physiology, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran
4ardabil, Islamic Azad, university Iran
Introduction: Hamstring strain injuries are common in sporting area, and frequently occur in activities which involve running, sprinting, jumping or kicking. Limited flexibility has been shown to predispose a person to several musculoskeletal overuse injuries and significantly affect a person's level of function. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of 6 weeks of static stretch training, muscular energy technology, and kinesio tape on hamstring flexibility in soccer players.
Methodology: 30 footballers (mean age of 17.48 ± 4.7 years, height 168.5 ± 7.1 cm, weight 70.66 ± 6.8 kg, BMI 23.17 ± 1.92 kg/m2) volunteered to participate in the study, and the subjects were randomly divided into three groups . Individuals in each group under the influence of static stretching exercises, using muscle energy techniques and applying kinesio tape were trained in each group for 6 weeks. Shortness of hamstring muscles was measured before and after corrective exercises.
Results: The results showed that 6 weeks of static stretching exercises, using muscular energy technique and kinesio tape had a significant effect on hamstring muscle shortness (p ≤ 0.05). Although there was no significant difference between groups (p > 0.05).
Discussion: Therefore, it can be concluded that 6 weeks of static traction training, the use of muscular energy technology and the use of kinesio tape had a positive and equal effect on the short duration of hamstring muscles and the knee range of soccer players. It can be used as a remedial and corrective treatment based on injury conditions.