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Training Considerations after hamstring injury in athletes

Comfort, P, Green, CM and Matthews, MJ 2009, 'Training Considerations after hamstring injury in athletes' , Strength and Conditioning Journal, 31 (1) , pp. 68-74.

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Abstract

Hamstring strains are compounded by a high recurrence rate of 12-31% within the first year of return to sport. Explanations include reduced tensile strength, reduced strength of muscle and surrounding sites, and reduced flexibility of the muscle tendon unit. Stretching alone is insufficient for complete rehabilitation, resulting in a recurrence rate as high as 54.5% within 2 weeks of return to sport. Sport-specific exercise has been shown to be more successful. For complete rehabilitation of hamstring strain, the inclusion of eccentric plyometric exercise and sport specific drills at the appropriate time is essential.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Strength and Conditioning Journal
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1524-1602
Depositing User: RH Shuttleworth
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2011 12:34
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/15967

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