Prevention and Rehabilitation of Hamstring Injuries

  • Kristian Thorborg
  • David Opar
  • Anthony Shield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ryan Timmins, Stephanie Woodley, Anthony Shield, David Opar
    Pages 1-30
  3. Monika Lucia Bayer, Tero A. H. Järvinen
    Pages 31-63
  4. Nirav Maniar, Anthony Schache, Bryan Heiderscheit, David Opar
    Pages 65-81
  5. Tania Pizzari, Brady Green, Nicol van Dyk
    Pages 83-115
  6. Matthew Bourne, Joke Schuermans, Erik Witvrouw, Per Aagaard, Anthony Shield
    Pages 117-143
  7. Nick van der Horst, Kristian Thorborg, David Opar
    Pages 145-163
  8. Gustaaf Reurink, Robert-Jan de Vos, Craig Purdam, Noel Pollock, Bruce Hamilton, Kristian Thorborg
    Pages 165-188
  9. Bruce Hamilton, Noel Pollock, Gustaaf Reurink, Robert-Jan de Vos, Craig Purdam, Kristian Thorborg
    Pages 189-198
  10. Brandon Schmitt, Martin Wollin, Timothy Tyler, Rod Whiteley, Kristian Thorborg
    Pages 199-223
  11. Arnlaug Wangensteen, Carl Askling, Jack Hickey, Craig Purdam, Anne D. van der Made, Kristian Thorborg
    Pages 225-270
  12. Martin Wollin, Noel Pollock, Kristian Thorborg
    Pages 271-282
  13. Robert-Jan de Vos, Gustaaf Reurink, Anne D. van der Made, Gino M. Kerkhoffs, Craig Purdam, Kristian Thorborg
    Pages 315-347

About this book


This innovative book presents the latest insights into hamstring strain injuries (HSI), one of the most common problems in elite and recreational sport, with a unique focus on prevention and rehabilitation. The research within this area has evolved rapidly over the past 10 years and this text offers a comprehensive overview of the recent and most relevant advances. It fills a gap in the literature, since other books focus on muscle injuries in general and their surgical treatment.
Structured around the current evidence in the field, it includes sections on functional anatomy and biomechanics; basic muscle physiology in relation to injury and repair; assessment of risk factors; and factors associated with hamstring strains. It also discusses considerations in relation to acute and chronic injuries and hamstring injury prevention, including pre-season and in-season interventions, as well as management strategies and rehabilitation protocols. The final chapter is devoted to additional interventions when conservative rehabilitation and injury prevention fail. Written by renowned experts in the field, this book will be of great interest to sports physiotherapists, sports physicians, physical trainers and coaches.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kristian Thorborg
    • 1
  • David Opar
    • 2
  • Anthony Shield
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Orthopedic Research Center—Copenhagen (SORC-C)Amager-Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen UniversityCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Discipline of Exercise Science, School of Behavioural and Health SciencesAustralian Catholic UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.School of Exercise and Nutrition ScienceQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-31637-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-31638-9
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