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Uncommon injuries: Proximal hamstring rupture – act sooner rather...

Chris Mallac looks at the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options for proximal hamstring ruptures in athletes. Although an uncommon form of hamstring damage (only eight to 12% of all hamstring injuries), an untreated rupture at the muscle origin leads to significant functional debilitation(1-3). The actual incidence of undiagnosed rupture may be much higher, thus accounting... MORE

Hamstring injuries: why location and anatomy matters!

Tracy Ward examines the principles of standard hamstring rehabilitation, expands them to differentiate by anatomical location within the muscle group, and shows how this translates into more specific rehabilitation protocols. Hamstring injuries are the most common soft tissue injuries seen in team field sports and track. The very high rate of re-injury (as high as... MORE

Intramuscular hamstring tendon injury: prognosis, surgical repair and rehabilitation

Adam Smith explores the anatomy of intramuscular hamstring tendons, outlines an injury classification system and using a case study, provides treatment and rehab options following surgical repair. Hamstring injuries are the most common muscular injury in athletes with most injuries occurring at the musculotendinous junction(1-3). There is some evidence that injuries that involve the intramuscular... MORE

Healthy Hamstrings

Healthy Hamstrings contains a wealth of evidence-based research and practical exercises, to help you build strength and flexibility in this key area of your body… regardless of your sporting discipline. Fully illustrated, everything in this report is explained in practical terms, so that each exercise program can easily be incorporated into workout routines. You’ll find the best exercises for you or your client, with key ways to avoid injury and strengthen hamstring fitness. Plus in-depth explanations of the different workouts, with photographs, diagrams and simple to follow tables to keep the athlete motivated and on track towards your goals. All written and researched by some of the most eminent and well-respected clinicians in sport. MORE

11 factors that differentiate sciatica from hamstring or other...

Michael Lancaster discusses potential diagnoses in cases presenting with rear thigh pain, and how to sleuth out the cause. Posterior thigh pain provides a great challenge to sports physiotherapists around the world, with the most common cause being hamstring strains(1). However, there are a number of structures that cause pain both locally or referred. Identification of... MORE

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: A challenge for athletes and clinicians

Proximal hamstring tendinopathy is a challenging condition to overcome, for athletes and clinicians alike. Michael Lancaster explores the aetiology of this injury and provides clinicians with practical guidelines on its assessment, management and rehab. Tendon injuries are a common sporting problem. Whilst much attention is focused on the more common issues of Achilles and patella tendon... MORE

High hamstring tendinopathy: a pain in the bum

The last installment in our series on tendinopathy takes a look at the proximal hamstring tendon. A growing number of running athletes suffer from the degenerative tendon disease known as proximal hamstring or high hamstring tendinopathy (HHT)(1) . Athletes complain of a pain at the gluteal fold, which may not bother them during running but... MORE

Hamstrings: why ‘long and strong’ is best

Chris Mallac explains why a ‘long’ biceps femoris fascicle length and good strength in the Nordic hamstring exercise correlate quite well to reduced injury risk in the biceps femoris, a commonly injured muscle in athletes. Injuries to the hamstrings are a common injury in athletes who are exposed to high-speed running such as sprint athletes, footballers,... MORE

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