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Neurodynamic sliders promote flexibility in tight hamstring syndrome

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Hamstring injury prevention puts emphasis on optimizing the muscle's strength?length relationship. To assure appropriate muscle length, flexibility training is imperative. As neurodynamics play an important role herein, the goal of this study was to explore the intervention effect of home-based neurodynamic slider program on hamstring flexibility. Fifty physically active male subjects were randomly assigned to either performing a neurodynamic sliding technique (3???20 reps) or a static stretching protocol (3???30?) on a daily basis for a 6-week period. Hamstring flexibility was assessed by means of the Straight Leg Raise at baseline, immediately after the intervention and after 4 weeks follow up. There was no between group baseline difference in hamstring flexibility. The repeated measure ANOVA showed a significant interaction effect for group???time (p?<?0.001). Independent sample t-test showed a significantly higher increase in flexibility gain in the neurodynamic group immediately after the intervention (p?<?0.001), as well as at 4 weeks retention analysis (p?=?0.001) compared to the static stretch group. In conclusion, neurodynamic sliders might be more efficient than regular static stretching in affecting hamstring flexibility in the long run.
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Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, General Medicine, Neurodynamics, hamstrings, range of motion, flexibility, MUSCLE STRENGTH, NEURAL TENSION, SCIATIC-NERVE, INJURY, EXERCISE, RANGE, RISK

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De Ridder, Roel, et al. “Neurodynamic Sliders Promote Flexibility in Tight Hamstring Syndrome.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, vol. 20, no. 7, 2020, pp. 973–80, doi:10.1080/17461391.2019.1675770.
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De Ridder, R., De Blaiser, C., Verrelst, R., De Saer, R., Desmet, A., & Schuermans, J. (2020). Neurodynamic sliders promote flexibility in tight hamstring syndrome. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 20(7), 973–980. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1675770
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De Ridder, Roel, Cedric De Blaiser, Ruth Verrelst, Roeland De Saer, Andreas Desmet, and Joke Schuermans. 2020. “Neurodynamic Sliders Promote Flexibility in Tight Hamstring Syndrome.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE 20 (7): 973–80. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1675770.
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De Ridder, Roel, Cedric De Blaiser, Ruth Verrelst, Roeland De Saer, Andreas Desmet, and Joke Schuermans. 2020. “Neurodynamic Sliders Promote Flexibility in Tight Hamstring Syndrome.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE 20 (7): 973–980. doi:10.1080/17461391.2019.1675770.
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De Ridder R, De Blaiser C, Verrelst R, De Saer R, Desmet A, Schuermans J. Neurodynamic sliders promote flexibility in tight hamstring syndrome. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE. 2020;20(7):973–80.
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R. De Ridder, C. De Blaiser, R. Verrelst, R. De Saer, A. Desmet, and J. Schuermans, “Neurodynamic sliders promote flexibility in tight hamstring syndrome,” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, vol. 20, no. 7, pp. 973–980, 2020.
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  author       = {{De Ridder, Roel and De Blaiser, Cedric and Verrelst, Ruth and De Saer, Roeland and Desmet, Andreas and Schuermans, Joke}},
  issn         = {{1746-1391}},
  journal      = {{EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE}},
  keywords     = {{Physical Therapy,Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation,Orthopedics and Sports Medicine,General Medicine,Neurodynamics,hamstrings,range of motion,flexibility,MUSCLE STRENGTH,NEURAL TENSION,SCIATIC-NERVE,INJURY,EXERCISE,RANGE,RISK}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{7}},
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  title        = {{Neurodynamic sliders promote flexibility in tight hamstring syndrome}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1675770}},
  volume       = {{20}},
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