Hamstring injury is a major problem for sports involving high-speed running. This article will explore how common the problem is, how often it recurs and what work has been done on risk factors and their moderation. Further, recent advances in diagnostic classifications and rehabilitation will be outlined.
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Colm Daly MCSP, MSc is a PhD researcher and sports physiotherapist based at Queen Mary University of London. His research aims to explore the biomechanical features associated with prior hamstring injury particularly in relation to high speed running in elite sport.
Having worked in elite Gaelic games over several years, Colm completed his MSc (Sports and Exercise Medicine) in 2012. He started his PhD studies soon thereafter and continues to practice clinically in London at Physiotherapy London (physiotherapy-specialists.co.uk) and The London Independent (bmihealthcare.co.uk/lih).
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