Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003046
Title: Effectiveness of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation versus strengthening of lower extremity in dancers performing drop landing
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Objective: The aim of the study is to determine the effect of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation versus strengthening of lower extremity (LE) in dancers performing drop landing. Background of the Study: Dancers performing drop landing causes fatigue and pain in LE. Fatigue presents as a potential risk factor for injury and also reduces the endurance in dancers. Activation patterns of the lower limb muscle groups have been consistently reported to alter in response to fatigue during landing tasks. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation technique is more effective in producing long-term flexibility overtime and endurance. Strengthening will improve the muscle endurance. The purpose of the study was to increase the endurance and performance level. Methodology: The experimental study was conducted among the modern dancers for the duration of 8 weeks. 20 subjects were randomly selected from dancers and separated into two groups equally with the age group between 16 and 21 years. The study was done in ACS Medical College. Only dancers were included with drop-landing performance. The standing stroke test was used to find the endurance level. Procedure: A total of 20 selected subjects were taken based on the standing stroke test and will be divided into two Groups A and B. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation technique was given to Group A and muscle strengthening was given to Group B for the duration of 8 weeks. Pre- assessment was taken at the beginning of the study and post-assessment was done at the end of 8th week. Assessment was done at every month end. Results: There was a significant difference in the pre-test and the post-test values of standing stork test (SST) between the Group A and Group B. On comparing both groups of their pre- and post-test values of SST, Group A shows higher mean value (28.3) than Group B (25.6) where P < 0.001 which is highly statistically significant. Conclusion: This study shows that the proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation technique increases the endurance and performance in dancers performing drop landing than the strengthening of the LE.

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    G. Vaishnavi*, G. Santhosh,C. J. Jayson , G. Yuvarani, G. Tharani, K. Kirupa,S. M. Divya Mary 

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    Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


    *Corresponding author: G. Vaishnavi, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Velappanchavadi, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    G. Vaishnavi*, G. Santhosh,C. J. Jayson , G. Yuvarani, G. Tharani, K. Kirupa,S. M. Divya Mary 

    Title:Effectiveness of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation versus strengthening of lower extremity in dancers performing drop landing
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (210-213)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology: Isotonic-resisted exercise, Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, Standing stork test
    Research Materials:dancers

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Isotonic-resisted exercise Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation Standing stork test

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