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The effectiveness of different exercises protocols to prevent the incidence of hamstring injury in athletes

The effectiveness of different exercises protocols to prevent the incidence of hamstring injury in athletes

Naclerio, F. and Goss-Sampson, M. (2013) The effectiveness of different exercises protocols to prevent the incidence of hamstring injury in athletes. OA Sports Medicine, 1 (2). pp. 11-17. ISSN 2053-2040 (Online)

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Abstract

Hamstring strains are the most prevalent non-contact injury associated with participation in sports. In addition to the anatomical and functional characteristics of the hamstrings, such as the biarticular organisation or the dual innervations of biceps femoris, a number of alterable and non-alterable factors have been associated with the risk of hamstring injuries in athletes. Each of these variables would impact upon hamstring injury risk within an integrated approach, by which the possibility of sustaining an injury can vary depending on the particular circumstances of each athlete. The aim of this critical review is to examine the effects of current preventative exercise protocols and to provide basic guidelines for hamstring injury prevention in athletes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Open Access item. Licensee OA Publishing London 2013. Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY).
Uncontrolled Keywords: exercise, hamstring, injury, prevention, muscle strain, active lengthening, eccentric, stretching
Subjects: Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Q Science > QP Physiology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Life & Sports Sciences
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Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:12
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11365

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