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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 8, Issue 2, Part H (2022)

Effectiveness of sciatic nerve mobilization on hamstring flexibility and gait performance in patients with chronic stroke

Effectiveness of sciatic nerve mobilization on hamstring flexibility and gait performance in patients with chronic stroke

Author(s)
Rinku Roshan and Sam Thamburaj
Abstract
Background and Purpose: This study was designed to find the effectiveness of Sciatic Nerve mobilization on hamstring flexibility and gait performance on patients with chronic stroke.Subjects: Sixteen patients with chronic stroke were selected for the study. Methods: This study was quasi experimental in nature. Sixteen samples were selected using simple random sampling technique. Pretest assessment for hamstring flexibility and gait performance was taken by using passive 90/90 test and 10 meter walk test respectively. After the pretest assessment the experimental group received sciatic nerve mobilization for 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week, 15 sessions for 5 weeks. The Posttest measurement was taken after 5 weeks in a similar manner as that of pretest measurement.Results: Sciatic Nerve Mobilization is significantly effective in improving Hamstring Flexibility and gait performance on Patients with Chronic Stroke.Conclusion and Discussion: The obtained results reveal that subjects were benefitted from Sciatic Nerve Mobilization is significantly effective in improving Hamstring Flexibility and Gait Performance on Patients with Chronic Stroke. The improvement may be as the result of the technique which helps in the restoring the balance between the movement of neural tissues and adjacent mechanical borders, which is allowing reduced intrinsic pressures on the neural tissue, thus stimulating optimum physiologic functions.
Pages: 554-557  |  385 Views  58 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rinku Roshan, Sam Thamburaj. Effectiveness of sciatic nerve mobilization on hamstring flexibility and gait performance in patients with chronic stroke. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(2):554-557.
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