Effect of Different Neurodynamic Mobilization Techniques on Knee Extension Range of Motion in the Slump Position

Lee Herrington, MSc, MCSP, SRP, CSCS

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of two neural mobilisation techniques (sliders and tensioners) on knee range of motion. The findings of this study indicate that both the tensioner and slider techniques have a positive and significant effect on improving knee extension range of motion in the slump position. This could decrease the sensitivity of the sciatic nerve and the neuromeningeal structures to mechanical load. The clinical significance of changes of this magnitude on neural tissue and of these techniques in a symptomatic population requires further investigation.

The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy Vol. 14 No. 2 (2006), 101 – 107

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