Hamstrings Muscle Energy

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Hamstrings Muscle Energy

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Recall: Hamstring Muscle Testing

Steps for Treatment:

  1. Patient supine.
  2. Physician stands on ipsilateral side of dysfunctional leg and bend at the hip and knee
  3. The patient’s foot is placed physician’s shoulder and the hamstring is brought to its barrier
  4. The patient is asked to push down on the physician’s shoulder against resistance for 3 seconds
  5. Allow at least 2 seconds for relaxation
  6. The new barrier is engaged by moving the patient’s leg further into the restrictive barrier and the process is repeated at least 3 times
  7. Passive stretch
  8. Return to neutral
  9. Reassess

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