Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)
To compare the effect of myofascial release technique versus foam rolling on hamstring spasticity in spastic Diplegia: Pilot study
Author(s): Dr. Sonal Patole, Dr. Shahanawaz Sayyad, Dr. Tushar J Palekar
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of myofascial release and foam rolling on hamstring spasticity in spastic diplegia. 20 subjects, fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected and assigned randomly into 2 treatment groups. Group A received myofascial release technique, Group B received foam rolling rolling and both the groups received conventional therapy including Bridging, Abdominal facilitation, sit to stand training and balance training 5days/ week for 4 weeks. Spasticity was measured using Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS), Tardieu test respectively pre and post intervention. There was significant improvement in both groups. Statistical comparison of the result showed that Group A had greater reduction in spasticity as compared to Group B.