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Influence of Hamstring Tightness on the Functions of Lumbar and Pelvic Regions among Sewing Machine Operators in a Garment Factory of Colombo District

Authors:

Game Kankanamage Kanishka ,

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, LK
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Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
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Hansika Sandamali,

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, LK
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Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
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Isuru Weerasinghe,

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, LK
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Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
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Lakmali Binduhewa,

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, LK
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Chathurangi Dilshara,

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, LK
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Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
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Chandodini De Silva,

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, LK
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Denika Silva,

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, LK
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Aindralal Balasuriya

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, LK
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Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Introduction: Clinical evidence suggests that hamstring tightness influences lumbar pelvic rhythm and shortened hamstring increase the risk of injury to the spine.

 

Objectives: To determine the association of hamstring tightness with pelvic tilt in standing position, trunk, and lumbar range of motion during forward bending among sewing machine operators

 

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 169 sewing machine operators aged 18-55 years using passive knee extension test, tri-goniometric method, finger to floor test and modified Schober test to measure hamstring tightness, pelvic tilt, trunk flexion and lumbar flexion, respectively.

 

Results: A weak negative correlation between hamstring tightness and lumbar range of motion during forward bending (r=-0.28; p=0.001). A significant association between trunk flexion and hamstring tightness (r=0.47; p=0.001).

 

Conclusions & Recommendations: Hamstring tightness affects the lumbar and trunk range of motion during forward bending.
How to Cite: Kanishka, G.K., Sandamali, H., Weerasinghe, I., Binduhewa, L., Dilshara, C., De Silva, C., Silva, D. and Balasuriya, A., 2021. Influence of Hamstring Tightness on the Functions of Lumbar and Pelvic Regions among Sewing Machine Operators in a Garment Factory of Colombo District. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, 27(1), pp.315–321. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jccpsl.v27i1.8336
Published on 09 Jul 2021.
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