Effects of Foam Rolling Versus Stretching Exercises on Quadriceps, Hamstrings and Calf Muscle Length
This project will be Randomized control trial conducted to check the effects of foam rolling and stretching exercises on university sport's students so that we can have best treatment option for duration will be for 6 months, purposive sampling data will be done, subject following eligibility criteria from University of Lahore athlete students , were randomly allocated in two groups via lottery method, baseline assessment will be done, Group A participants were given baseline treatment along with foam rolling effects , Group B participants were given baseline treatment along with stretching exercises, pre or post intervention assessment will done via goniometer and Lower extremity functional scale (LESF)and three sessions per week will be given, data will be analyzed by using SPSS version 25.
|Condition or Disease||Intervention/Treatment||Phase|
The aim of the current study is to determine the effects of foam rolling versus stretching exercises on quadriceps, hamstrings and muscle length in university sport's students. It will be a Randomized control trial and will be conducted at University of Lahore. Purposive sampling technique will be used to collect data as per inclusion criteria the participant age between 18 to 25 years and male and female healthy participants. A history of cardiovascular or respiratory disease, any history of fractures or surgeries in the lower extremity in the past years will be excluded.
Patients will be randomly allocated into two groups; Group A will be treated with the effects of foam rolling on quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscles. 5 min cycle ergometry, 6 min foam rolling 3 times for 30sec. Group B will be treated with the effects of stretching exercise on quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscles. 5 min cycle ergometry, 6 min stretching exercises 3 times for 30sec for three sessions of treatment per week will be given. In both group's pre and post-test measurements of quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscle length will be assessed through goniometer and Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) will be assessed to measure initial functions of lower limb. Evaluation will be done before session start and at the end of week. Total session will be given for at least 2 months.
Arms and Interventions
|Experimental: Group A|
Other: Foam rolling
Group A will be treated with foam rolling effect on quadriceps, hamstring and calf muscle length. 5 min cycle ergometry, 6 min foam rolling 3 times for 30sec.For three session per week will be given atleast for 2 months.
|Active Comparator: Group B|
Other: Stretching exercises
Group B will be treated with stretching exercises effect on quadriceps, hamstring and calf muscle length. 5 min cycle ergometry, 6 min foam rolling 3 times for 30sec.For three session per week will be given atleast for 2 months.
Primary Outcome Measures
- Lower extremity functional scale (LEFS) [8th Week]
It is a questionnaire containing 20 questions about the person's ability to perform task. The LESF can be used by clinicians as a measure of patient's initial function ongoing progress and outcome, as well as to set functional goals.
- . Goniometric: [8th Week]
It is an instrument which measures the available range of motion at a joint. To measure lower extremity muscles range of motion i.e. quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscle length
The age of participants between 18- 25 years.
Both male and female young athletes will be included.
Healthy participants involved
A history of cardiovascular or respiratory disease.
Any history of fractures or surgeries in the lower extremity in the past year.
Any history of third-degree sprains (e.g., anterior cruciate ligament ruptures), grade II or III muscle strain.
Any prescribed medication
Contacts and Locations
|1||University of Lahore||Lahore||Punjab||Pakistan|
Sponsors and Collaborators
- Riphah International University
- Principal Investigator: Syed Shakil Ur Rehman, Riphah International University
Study Documents (Full-Text)None provided.
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