Muscles strengthen optimally with a variety of strengthening exercise, isometric, concentric and eccentric, with a variety of angles and progressively loaded and progressed in a pain free manner to fatigue. In response to pain free strengthening muscles get stronger.
See one our physiotherapists at Richmond Physiotherapy Clinic for a tailored program to suit your specific rehabilitation needs.
Nordic lowers are the only lower limb exercise to have scientifically proven benefit (Peterson et al, 2011) and should be included in any hamstring exercise program whether you are an amateur footballer or playing for Australia.
Some of the Hamstring Nordic Lower exercises include;
Further variations on some of Richmond Physiotherapy Clinic’s favourite hamstring rehabilitation exercises;
When recovering from a hamstring strain you should engage in a running and strengthening routine session every second day (Warren, 2008).
Further rehab considerations include seeing a physiotherapist at Richmond Physiotherapy Clinic and;
- Start walking and running as a pain free progression
- Restore mobility
- Restore balanced and symmetrical strength (with an emphasis on agility and plyometric exercise)
- Balance and motor control restoration
- Lumbar Spine and gluteal referred pain/tension treatment
- Lumbopelvic and hip mechanics and strength
- Gait analysis
- Treatment should not be limited to only one of these components
- Combination of strengthening exercises and movement re-education
Seek guidance from one of our experienced Richmond Physiotherapy Clinic physiotherapists regarding the expected progression through any hamstring rehabilitation programme.
The information contained in this site is not intended as a substitute for advice from a qualified health care professional. Always obtain advice from a qualified health care professional before starting any exercise, stretching or health care program. The author and everyone involved in the production of this site disclaim any liability for any adverse effects resulting from the use of the information presented.