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dc.contributor.authorNicholls, Heather K.
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to examine the effect of a single application of muscle energy technique (MET) compared with passive stretch on hip extension range of motion (ROM) over a 30 minute follow-up period. In an experimental repeated measures controlled cross-over trial, 18 healthy males aged between 18 and 45 with a positive Thomas test indicating a restriction in hip extension, were allocated to one of two groups (n=9). Both groups received both the MET and a control procedure (passive stretch) interventions in reverse order to each other with a 7 day interval between sessions. Measurements of passive hip extension in the modified Thomas position were taken immediately prior to and following the intervention, and at 5 minute intervals up until 30 minutes post intervention. The MET intervention produced a “moderate” effect, and the passive stretch produced a “small” effect immediately following the interventions. A “small” effect remained for both groups 30 minutes following the interventions. Therefore both MET and passive stretch appear to be effective in increasing hip extension ROM for a duration of up to 30 minutes.en_NZ
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dc.subjectmuscle energy techniqueen_NZ
dc.subjecthip extensionen_NZ
dc.subjectrange of motion (ROM)en_NZ
dc.subjectosteopathic medicineen_NZ
dc.titleThe effect of a single application of Muscle Energy Technique on hip extension range of motionen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Osteopathyen_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationNicholls, H. K. (2011). The effect of a single application of Muscle Energy Technique on hip extension range of motion. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Osteopathy). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalMoran, Robert
unitec.advisor.associatedNash, Derek

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