Unfortunately, many athletes receive treatments that do not work. Much time is dedicated to static stretching and massage, and too little time given to strengthening, sprint training, and load management.
We summarise newly released recommendations in the British Journal of Sports Medicine for preventing hamstring injuries in football.
Strengthen the hamstring muscles
Monitor player load and recovery
Prescribe lumbopelvic control exercises
Incorporate a focus on movement quality
Develop players physical conditioning
If you are struggling with a hamstring strain, or want a plan to help you prevent a hamstring strain, please reach out to us for advice.