Preventing hamstring injuries in sport
Alliance Communications Group
Place of Publication
Faculty ofComputing, Health and Science
School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science
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.