Adverse neural mechanical tension–a comparison between young healthy individuals on the basis of physical activity

Adverse neural mechanical tension–a comparison between young healthy individuals on the basis of physical activity

Author: 
Naveen Ganer and Vandana Yadav
Abstract: 

Background: It has been suggested that restoration of altered neurodynamics can lead to reduction in pain and improvement in physical function. Therefore a relationship should exist between neurodynamics and physical activity (PA). So the aim of present study was to find out the prevalence and magnitude of relationship of neurodynamics with physical activity in young and healthy individuals. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 50 young healthy subjects (age of 20.62±2.13yrs) with normal neurological status. Inclinometric measurements were taken and compared at first onset of symptoms (P1) and at maximally tolerated symptoms (P2) during straight-leg raise (SLR) tests with ankle in plantar grade. Total PA score (TPAS) was calculated by using International Physical Activity Questionnaire of last ‘7days’. The level of significance was set at p≤0.05. Results: Males (Mn) were more physically active than females (t=1.62). In whole sample (Nn) fair positive correlation was there between left P2 and TPAS (r=0.38). In females (Fn) there was a fair positive correlation of TPAS to P2 of right leg (r=0.41). P2 was significantly higher than P1 in both right (t=18.76) and left (t=19.75) lower extremities in in Nn , Fn and Mn. Extremely significant positive correlation was there between all P1 and P2 in Nn , Fn and Mn. Conclusion: Neurodynamics has also a fair positive correlation to PA in general population to non-dominant leg while in females to dominant leg. Increase in PA can increase the neural mobility of lower limb in young and healthy adults.

Paper No: 
124