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Hamstring Injuries - World Class Research & Rehabilitation

A one day workshop presented by 4 of the world’s leading Hamstring Injury researchers & elite sports clinicians, presenting the very latest international research and rehabilitation ideas, to reduce injury & enhance recovery. If you work with athletes, players or performers, then this one day workshop will transform your clinical practice.

Dr David Opar, Dr Phil Glasgow, Nicol van Dyk, Dr Ryan Timmins

This one day course will consist of integrated presentations from all four of the speakers and an afternoon session involving applied workshops. The seminar will cover prevention, risk assessment, exercise selection, rehabilitation, return-to-play and return-to-performance for hamstring injury. The key questions that are to be addressed for each of these areas are:

Prevention of hamstring injury

  • What do we know about how and why hamstring injuries & re-injuries occur?
  • What are the current conceptual models for hamstring injury and re-injury? Do they make sense in the applied environment?
  • Where does the literature stand on strategies to prevent hamstring injury?
  • Are the evidence-based prevention strategies feasible to implement in practice? If not, what are the barriers and how are they overcome?

Risk assessment for hamstring injury

  • Is prevention and risk assessment the same thing? How are they intertwined and where are they divergent?
  • What are the most common risk assessments performed for hamstring injury and what are the pros and cons of these?
  • What should you measure and how often should you measure? Is it even worth the investment of time and resources?
  • Can we predict hamstring injuries or is it an impossible panacea?

Exercise selection

  • What principles should guide your exercise selection strategy?
  • What are the key stimuli to consider when developing your program?
  • Where does high speed running exposures fit in the picture?
  • What is the importance of running technique?

Rehabilitation, return-to-play and return-to-performance

  • What is the Aspetar approach to hamstring injury rehabilitation?
  • How early can you expose tissue to eccentric loading during hamstring injury rehabilitation and how do you know when to start
  • How and when should high speed running be integrated?
  • What should guide the return-to-play decision?
  • What are the key differences between return-to-play and return-to-performance?
  • What should you focus on even after successful return is completed?


  • Initial clinical examination following hamstring injury and daily follow up to guide progression
  • Ultrasound to assess hamstring muscle architecture
  • Planning exercise selection strategies and implementation for prevention and rehabilitation
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Organiser name: 
Ken Joy
Organiser telephone: 
01202 568898
Organiser email:


Where & When

5 Jun 2018
10.00 - 16.00
Dean Road
Bolton BL3 5AB
7 Jun 2018
10.00 - 16.00
Britten Road
Reading RG2 0AU
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