Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Effects of a novel neurodynamic tension technique on muscle extensibility and stretch tolerance: a counterbalanced cross-over study
Author(s): Pietrzak, Max
Vollaard, Niels
Contact Email:
Keywords: flexibility
muscle extensibility
neuronal desensitisation
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2018
Date Deposited: 7-Mar-2018
Citation: Pietrzak M & Vollaard N (2018) Effects of a novel neurodynamic tension technique on muscle extensibility and stretch tolerance: a counterbalanced cross-over study. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 27 (1), pp. 55-65.
Abstract: Context:  Neurodynamic tension affects hamstring extensibility and stretch tolerance, and is considered important in hamstring injury management. Neurodynamic tension was postulated to affect segmental muscle extensibility and stretch tolerance, and potentially also demonstrate extra-segmental and contralateral effects.   Objectives:  Assess the effects of a novel sciatic-tibial neurodynamic tension technique, the modified long sit slump (MLSS), on segmental, extra-segmental and contralateral muscle extensibility and stretch tolerance.  Study design:  Counterbalanced cross-over study.  Setting:  University research laboratory.  Participants:  Thirteen healthy and active subjects (mean±SD age 24±8 y, BMI 23.1±2.8 kg·m-2).  Intervention:  MLSS application (5 seconds, 5 repetitions, 3 sets) on two occasions with a three-week washout period, and either stance or skill leg treated in a counterbalanced manner.  Main outcome measures:  Segmental and extra-segmental muscle extensibility were measured utilising passive straight leg raise (PSLR) and prone knee bend (PKB) at pre-, immediately post- and one hour post-intervention. Stretch intensity ratings were measured utilising a simple numerical rating scale (SNRS).  Results:  MLSS significantly increased PSLR and PKB bilaterally (p
DOI Link: 10.1123/jsr.2016-0171
Rights: Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 2016, © Human Kinetics, Inc.

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Pietrzak et al 2016 Final accepted.pdfFulltext - Accepted Version735.54 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.