Advisor(s)

Kurt Wilson, MA
Ohio Northern University
Exercise Physiology, Health & Behavioral Sciences
k-wilson.1@onu.edu

Document Type

Video

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Context: Hamstring injury is frequent in lower-extremity dominant sports. Flexibility has been shown to have an effect on the incidence of such injury.

Objective: To determine if a 15 second or 30 second static stretching duration has an effect on hamstring flexibility in Division III Women’s Lacrosse, Soccer, and Volleyball teams. If both groups that perform static stretching complete the 3 week program, then they will improve their hamstring flexibility. We hypothesize that there will be no significant difference between these two groups, but a significant difference between them and the control group.

Design: The study being performed will be a randomized controlled trial.

Setting: Pre and Post testing will be completed in a clinical setting. Subjects were assigned randomly to 1 of 3 groups: static stretching duration of 15 seconds, static stretching duration of 30 seconds, or control.

Participants: A total of 70 female Division III athletes at Ohio Northern University, ranging in ages from 18-22 years old. This is a population based sampling procedure.

Interventions: The independent variables of this study are a 15 second static stretching duration, 30 second static stretching duration, or a control group. The instrumentation being used in the study includes a standard sit-and-reach box that has been utilized in various other studies prior to ours. The static stretching procedures being used in our study were gathered from previous studies. A statistical analysis of an Independent T-Test.

Main Outcome Measures: Our main outcome measure would be the difference in the sit-and-reach values after the static stretching intervention.

Results: Results pending.

Conclusions: Conclusions pending.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

The Effects of Static Stretching on Hamstring Flexibility in Division III Women's Lacrosse, Soccer, and Volleyball

Context: Hamstring injury is frequent in lower-extremity dominant sports. Flexibility has been shown to have an effect on the incidence of such injury.

Objective: To determine if a 15 second or 30 second static stretching duration has an effect on hamstring flexibility in Division III Women’s Lacrosse, Soccer, and Volleyball teams. If both groups that perform static stretching complete the 3 week program, then they will improve their hamstring flexibility. We hypothesize that there will be no significant difference between these two groups, but a significant difference between them and the control group.

Design: The study being performed will be a randomized controlled trial.

Setting: Pre and Post testing will be completed in a clinical setting. Subjects were assigned randomly to 1 of 3 groups: static stretching duration of 15 seconds, static stretching duration of 30 seconds, or control.

Participants: A total of 70 female Division III athletes at Ohio Northern University, ranging in ages from 18-22 years old. This is a population based sampling procedure.

Interventions: The independent variables of this study are a 15 second static stretching duration, 30 second static stretching duration, or a control group. The instrumentation being used in the study includes a standard sit-and-reach box that has been utilized in various other studies prior to ours. The static stretching procedures being used in our study were gathered from previous studies. A statistical analysis of an Independent T-Test.

Main Outcome Measures: Our main outcome measure would be the difference in the sit-and-reach values after the static stretching intervention.

Results: Results pending.

Conclusions: Conclusions pending.