Effects of Dry Needling, Static Stretching and IASTM in People With Hamstring Muscle Shortness

2019-10-11 10:03:38 | BioPortfolio


The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of dry needling, static stretching and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization on joint range of motion, performance and muscle structure in individuals with Hamstring muscle shortness and to examine the changes in soft tissue before and after application with the help of ultrasound elastography.


The study was randomly divided into 3 groups. Group 1: Hamstring muscle group of patients for 5 minutes Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization made of stainless steel instruments used by soft tissue mobilization by the therapist. In order to reduce friction and increase lubricity before application; If there is an unexpected erythema, edema or other unexpected side effects, the application will be stopped immediately.

2.Group: In the Hamstring muscle group of the patients, the acupuncture needles, which are made of stainless steel, sterile and disposable, will be applied under the supervision of an expert doctor for 30-45 seconds. In case of unexpected side effects, the application will be terminated.

Group 3: Patients' Hamstring muscle group under the supervision of the physiotherapist for a total of 5 minutes; A total of 10 repetitions of static tension will be applied for 30 seconds.

Before starting the study, anthropometric measurements, vertical and horizontal jump amounts of all participants will be measured before the application. Digital inclinometer will be used to determine the range of motion of the joint. Measurements will be made before and after the first application and the last measurement will be made 3 days after the end of 12 sessions. In addition, soft tissue changes in the hamstring muscle of the participants will be evaluated by US elastography before and at the end of the 12th session.

Study Design


Hamstring Muscle Shortness and Elastographic Examination


Dry needling


Gazi University


Active, not recruiting


Gazi University

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