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The hamstrings are a group of muscles at the back of the thigh and in sport is one of the most commonly injured structures- particularly in activities requiring speed, power and agility. These injuries may be graded up to three in severity. The cause is believed to be related to a strength imbalance between the quadriceps and hamstrings.

  • Injury prevention strategies include:
  • adequate warn up and cool down routines.
  • A graduated training regime with built in recovery periods.
  • high level of cardio fitness.
  • Use of supportive taping and protective equipment.
  • Sound nutrition and hydration.