Hamstring injuries are common (may be up to 12% of sports injuries) and so you are likely to see many patients with these injuries. After reading Part 1 of this article you will have refreshed your knowledge of the anatomy and function of the hamstring muscles, as well as the common mechanisms and grades of injury. This will allow you to get the maximum benefit from Part 2, which discusses rehabilitation of hamstring injury.
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Dr Chris Norris PhD, MCSP is a physiotherapist with over 35 years' experience. He has an MSc in Exercise Science and a PhD in Backpain Rehabilitation, together with clinical qualifications in manual therapy, orthopaedic medicine, acupuncture, and medical education.
Chris is the author of 12 books on physiotherapy, exercise, and acupuncture and lectures widely in the UK and abroad. He is a visiting lecturer and external examiner to several universities at postgraduate level. He runs private clinics in Cheshire and Manchester and his postgraduate courses for therapists are on his website.
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