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Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol.11 No.2 pp.2042-2051

Immediate Effects of Myofascial Release Using Vibration Foam Rolling Methods on Hamstrings Range of Motion, Flexibility, Pressure Pain Thresholds and Dynamic Balance

Ho Kima,Wonseob Shina
aDepartment of Physical Therapy, Daejeon University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Address for correspondence Wonseob Shin, PT, Prof., PhD Department of Physical Therapy, 2423 Applied Science Building, Daejeon University, 62, Daehak-ro, Dong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea Tel: 82-42-280-2294


Background: Many trials have been conducted the methods and types of intervention of form rollers, but no research has been done yet that mixes the methods and types of intervention. Objectives: To analyze the effects of myofascial release on the improvement of range of motion (ROM), flexibility, pain pressure threshold, and balance. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Methods: All subjects measured ROM, flexibility, pressure pain threshold, and dynamic balance by pre-test. After pre-test, subjects were randomized that static-vibration foam rolling group (n=12), dynamic-vibration foam rolling group (n=12), general foam rolling group (n=12). For the intervention, 3 sets of 90 seconds were applied to each group, and rest time was set to 60 seconds between sets. In the post-test and follow-up test after 10 minutes, all three groups were measured the ROM, flexibility, pressure pain threshold, and dynamic balance. Results: The results of comparing ROM, flexibility, pressure pain thresholds, dynamic balance ability appeared higher significant difference in the prepost- 10 minutes follow up test in comparison between time in the intragroup (P<.001). As a result of comparing the change of pre-post-10 minutes follow up, static vibration foam rolling showed higher significant difference compared to control groups (P<.001). Conclusion: Through this study, when foam rolling is applied within the same intervention time, static foam rolling can be expected to have a better effect than the existing dynamic foam rolling as well as vibration foam roller can expect better effect than general foam rolling.