Poster or Presentation Title

A Comparison of Manual Soft Tissue Mobilization Treatment and Foam Rolling Effectiveness on Hamstring Range of Motion

Student Author Information

Jessica GiacconeFollow


Hall Memorial Ballroom

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

4-4-2018 12:00 PM


Athletic Training

Faculty Mentor(s)

Debbie Bradney DPE, ATC, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist Department Chair for Athletic Training Lynchburg College, Thomas G. Bowman PhD, ATC, PES Associate Professor – Athletic Training Lynchburg College, Patricia A. Aronson PhD, ATC Professor of Athletic Training Lynchburg College



Context: Healthcare professionals have a variety of soft tissue treatments, this study compares the effectiveness of two different treatments.

Objective: To compare the effects of a soft tissue massage and the use of a foam roller on hamstring range-of-motion for recreationally active individuals with hamstring restrictions and to determine if a specific modality works best for range of motion increases.

Design: Experimental

Setting: Athletic training laboratory

Participants:Twenty seven recreationally active individuals (age range, 18-40 years)

Interventions: soft tissue massage and foam rolling

Main outcome measures: Goniometer and sit-and reach ROM measurements

Results: Data is currently being analyzed

Conclusions: Data is currently being analyzed

Keywords: sit-and-reach, goniometer, manual therapy

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Apr 4th, 12:00 PM

A Comparison of Manual Soft Tissue Mobilization Treatment and Foam Rolling Effectiveness on Hamstring Range of Motion

Hall Memorial Ballroom