Medical Express

ISSN (print): 2318-8111

ISSN (online): 2358-0429

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The contract-relax proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching can affect the dynamic balance in healthy men

Amine Ghram; Mohamed Damak; Fatma Rhibi Paulo Henrique Marchetti

MEDICALEXPRESS 2016;3(4):M160404 - ORIGINAL RESEARCH

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OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of the contract-relax proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (CR PNF) stretching protocol on dynamic balance.
METHODS: Twenty healthy young male performed two sessions in a randomized order; a session with CR PNF stretching protocol, and a session without the stretching protocol. Bipedal dynamic balance was measured in anterior-posterior and medio-lateral directions before and after the completion the two experimental sessions with eyes opened and closed.
RESULTS: the present study showed that there is no significant difference between the two sessions (with vs without the CR PNF stretching protocol) in the anterior-posterior direction. However, in the medio-lateral direction, the CR PNF stretching protocol significantly enhanced dynamic balance, when compared with the no stretch protocol condition.
CONCLUSION: This study concluded that CR PNF stretching might be effective to improve dynamic balance control.



Keywords: Postural control, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, Proprioception, Stretching.