Hamstring Injury Rehab

This video shows exercises for your hamstring post injury. It gives you a look at progressive hamstring training that you can move through getting increasingly harder to help you with progressive and gentle rehab for you hamstrings.

Hamstring Injury Rehab.

Have you injured your hamstring? One of the most common injuries in sport is a Hamstring strain. The Hamstrings are three seperate muscles of the posterior thigh that help flex the knee and extend the hip!.
Injuries occur when the muscles are overstretched and overloaded in activities such as running. These injuries can range from mild strain to a very severe tear! Other injuries that can effect the Hamstrings include tendinopathies & bursitis’

One of the most common mistakes individuals make with rehabilitation of a hamstring injury is that they only focus on the hamstring and not the structures directly above it, such as the gluteal/buttock muscles

The gluteal muscles like the hamstrings are also a powerful hip extensor and together have a synergistic role. Weakness in the gluteals can also often mean the hamstrings are overloaded and susceptible to injury. This is why gluteal strengthening forms an important part of the rehabilitation process

Here are 4 hamstring injury rehab exercises performed by Osteopath Dr Shehan that will target the gluteals & hamstrings and speed up your recovery process

  • Elevated Single Leg Gluteal Bridge
  • Bulgarian Split Squat
  • Swiss Ball Leg Curl
  • Straight Leg Deadlift

You should always consult an Osteopath or Physiotherapist to properly asses and diagnose your injury. Not all exercises are suitable for all people. Remember to consult a healthcare professional before commencing any of these exercises