This article provides the reader with an evidenced-based update on the risk factors commonly associated with hamstring injuries in football. These risk factors have been classified into two groups: non-modifiable and modifiable. Additionally, the reader is provided with a detailed insight of the prevention strategies and interventions used to nullify the modifiable risk factors and ultimately reduce hamstring injury rates.
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Wayne Gill MSc, BSc, MCSP spent 10 years as a professional footballer playing for Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, Tranmere Rovers and Oldham Athletic.
In 1999 he completed a HNC in Sports Science and in 2008 he graduated from the University of Salford with a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy. In 2016 he completed his MSc in sports physiotherapy at Bath University. He has previously worked at Portsmouth FC for 5 years, Fulham FC for 10 years and is currently working at Brentford FC.
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