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    Hamstring Strain Injury Rehabilitation

    Hickey, Jack and Opar, David A. and Weiss, Leigh J. and Heiderscheit, Bryan C. (2021) Hamstring Strain Injury Rehabilitation. Journal of Athletic Training, 57 (2). pp. 125-135. ISSN 1062-6050

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    Hamstring strain injuries are common among athletes and often require rehabilitation to prepare players for a timely return to sport performance while also minimizing reinjury risk. Return to sport is typically achieved within weeks of the injury; however, subsequent athlete performance may be impaired, and reinjury rates are high. Improving these outcomes requires rehabilitation practitioners (eg, athletic trainers and physical therapists) to understand the causes and mechanisms of hamstring strain injury, know how to perform a thorough clinical examination, and progress loading to the site of injury safely and effectively. This narrative review discusses current clinical concepts related to these aspects of rehabilitation for hamstring strain injury, with the aim of helping practitioners improve athletes’ outcomes. Collectively, this knowledge will inform the implementation of evidence-based rehabilitation interventions.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Hamstring; Strain Injury; Rehabilitation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Sports Science and Nutrition
    Item ID: 17935
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    Depositing User: Jack Hickey
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2023 14:34
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Athletic Training
    Publisher: National Athletic Trainers' Association
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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