The immediate effect of muscle energy technique on pain and range of motion on hamstring strain in amateur badminton players
Payal G Rathod, Dr. Sheetal Bamhne
Badminton is a high agility sport which requires lunges, Jumping, rapid arm movement and quick change of direction from various positions during the racket swing. It requires players to cross the badminton court to both sides from mid-court to forward and backward to execute the shots. Badminton match requires high intensity intermittent actions within short resting period. Fatigue may affect the neuromuscular control of lower limb, which is susceptible to increase the risk of injuries.3 Hamstring Strain are classified into Grade 1-3 strains depending on severity.Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a form of a manual therapy which uses a muscle’s own energy in the form of gentle isometric contractions to relax the muscles via autogenic or reciprocal inhibition, and lengthen the muscle. MET is based on the concepts of autogenic Inhibition and Reciprocal Inhibition. Reciprocal inhibition (RI) is advocated for acute problems, especially where the muscle(s) requiring release are traumatized or painful, and cannot easily or safely be used in sustained contractions such as those in the notes on Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR). The aim of the study is find the immediate effect of MET on Pain and Range of Motion in amateur Badminton Players. After analyzing the data we concluded that there was decrease in pain on VAS and increase in hip extension and knee flexion measured on Goniometer.