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Mend Physical Therapy Blog and Injury Information

Sprinting either in track or sport requires rapid, high force muscle contractions across the lower body.  If the forces utilized during the acceleration phase of running are greater than the capacity of the muscle to absorb these forces injuries can occur.  Hamstring strains in this population of runners are common due to the rapid shortening...

Hamstring strains or pulls are a common injury among acceleration sports including rugby, soccer, and sprinting.  Our previous blogs have written about the causes and treatments of these muscle injuries.  One of the common causes of injury involves a lengthening contraction (eccentric) of the muscle during these explosive sports movements.  If the muscle is unable...

The hamstrings are an essential component of the posterior chain of muscles stabilizing our back and legs.  Despite the hamstring’s importance, length, and strength production they remain a commonly injured muscle seen in our Boulder Physical Therapy practice.  Our previous post described the importance of using different exercises to target the top and bottom portions...