Had a hamstring tear before? Or two?
Ever wondered why you get them again and again?
Hamstring tears (or strains) are one of the most prevalent injuries in sports. More importantly however, they also have a high rate of recurrence.
About 30% of people who suffer a hamstring tear will have a re-tear in the first year of return to sport, with subsequent tears often being worse.
Hamstrings tears are most commonly seen in sports like soccer, basketball, football and sprinting.The hamstring muscles help to bend our knees and extend our hips backwards.
The importance of proper rehabilitation of a hamstring tear is to obtain adequate strength to return to the demands of sport and prevent a re-tear.
The exercises in this video demonstrate just some of the progressions that are useful in hamstring tear rehabilitation.
- Heel slide
- Tummy lying knee bend/leg lift
- Single leg eccentric bridge
- Slide back lunge
The exercises you do for rehab depend on your grade on injury/tear and what stage of your rehab you’re up to.
Tummy lying knee bend/leg lift
Single leg eccentric bridge
Slide back lunge
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