Effects of hold-relax at different muscle lengths
Shapiro, Claire H.
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The proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation technique of hold-relax was applied at two positions in the range of motion of a straight leg raise in addition to the traditionally used point of limitation. Thirty normal subjects were randomly assigned to three groups: a point of limitation group, a midrange group, and a neutral group. With the pelvis stabilized, the technique was applied to the right lower extremity on all subjects for one treatment session only. Immediate pre and posttest measurements of a straight leg raise were taken to determine if range of motion increased as a result of the treatment method. No significant differences were found to exist between pre and posttest measurements for all three groups.
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