What is it about?

Stretching exercise protocols, as part of outpatient treatment or home exercise programs, are used to improve muscle flexibility. So, the aim of the study was to examine the body position effect (standing and supine) and dynamic range of motion (DROM) stretching technique on hamstring flexibility.

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Why is it important?

Comparing between the effect of static stretch from standing and supine position and dynamic range of motion hamstring stretching on hamstring flexibility.


Standing and supine stretch is significantly higher than DROM stretching, as well as there is no significant difference between supine and standing stretch in increasing the hamstring flexibility. Supine stretch requires less instruction and supervision. So, it is effective for home exercise programs or during athletic training.

Prof. Dr. Amr Almaz Abdel-aziem
Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University

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This page is a summary of: Effect of body position and type of stretching on hamstring flexibility, International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences, January 2013, Diva Enterprises Private Limited,
DOI: 10.5958/j.2319-5886.2.3.070.
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