Title

Preventing hamstring injuries in sport

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Alliance Communications Group

Place of Publication

USA

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science

RAS ID

5975

Comments

This article was originally published as

Brughelli, M., & Cronin, J. (2008). Preventing hamstring injuries in sport.Strength & Conditioning Journal, 30(1), 55-64.

Original article available here

Abstract

Hamstring injuries can be devastating for athletes and sports teams. Recent advances in technology have greatly enhanced our understanding of how and why hamstring injuries occur. Based on this information, professional sports teams have implemented various training interventions in an attempt to reduce the rate of hamstring injuries with varying success. Reviewing the recent literature on hamstring injuries and the studies that have reported decreases in injury rates could give further insight into how hamstring injuries can be prevented and thus is the focus of this article.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181638263