Hamstring Strains presents the latest evidence in assessment, rehabilitation, and return-to-play criteria specific to hamstring injuries so that health care providers and coaches can get their athletes back in the game as quickly as possible while minimizing the risk for reinjury.
Designed for sports medicine professionals and strength and conditioning coaches, Hamstring Strains presents crucial information on preventing and rehabilitating hamstring injuries. The course presents the latest evidence in assessment, rehabilitation, and return-to-play criteria specific to hamstring injuries so that health care providers and coaches can get their athletes back in the game as quickly as possible while minimizing the risk for reinjury.
This course was developed by two notable contributors to research on hamstring strain. Marc Sherry—an active researcher and recipient of the 2004 American Physical Therapy Association Excellence in Clinical Research Award for his work regarding hamstring strains—and Thomas Best—an international presenter on muscle injury and repair as well as 2010 president of the American College of Sports Medicine—offer a well-rounded approach to care and prevention of hamstring strain. They begin by exploring who is most at risk for hamstring strain, what parts of the muscle tendon are commonly injured, and why those injuries occur. They investigate common injury mechanisms, evaluative tests, and the typical signs and symptoms that will help you assess thigh injuries.
Interactive case studies provide real-life practice in identifying high-risk athletes and using evidence-based rehabilitation and treatment approaches to develop prevention programs. A companion student text goes into further detail regarding research findings and the efficacy of functional testing. This electronic text includes 34 photos and video clips of exercises that provide demonstrations of unique exercises—such as progressive agility and trunk stabilization (PATS)—specifically designed for the rehabilitation and prevention of hamstring injury.
The course concludes with a 30-question test to assess your knowledge of the information presented. Although you will have access to the course and test portion for only one year after beginning coursework, you will have access to the student text and videos indefinitely, so you will always be able to reference the information at hand.