Evidence based prevention of hamstring injuries in sport.

  title={Evidence based prevention of hamstring injuries in sport.},
  author={J. L. A. Petersen and Per H{\"o}lmich},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  volume={39 6},
A common soft tissue injury in sports involving sprinting and jumping is the hamstring strain. A major problem with hamstring strains is the high incidence of reinjury. Muscle injuries can be classified as direct or indirect and are typically grouped into three categories according to severity. A number of potential risk factors have been proposed for hamstring strains. Only a few are evidence based and some are mainly based on theoretical assumptions. There is a lack of clinical research on… CONTINUE READING