An injury to the hamstrings is one of the most common injuries of the lower body. This occurs when one of the three hamstrings in the leg is overstretched or torn, either partially or completely. We’re sharing some tips today to help you prevent this injury. If you’ve already experienced this injury, we’re here to share how we can help.
How to Prevent Hamstring Injuries
- Make sure to always warm up properly. Hamstring injuries are common in athletes who aren’t properly warmed up for the physical activity they’re participating in.
- Slowly ease into physical activity. If your body is not used to being active and you don’t gradually ease into activity, your risk for hamstring injury is increased.
- Maintain the strength of your hamstrings. Regularly perform exercises to keep your hamstrings strong. This will help to decrease your risk of injury.
- Listen to your body during and after your workout/activity. If you’re feeling tight or sore, take a break. Ice and rest the sore muscles.
How We Can Help with Hamstring Injuries
Here at RPT, we have high success rates of recovery from hamstring injuries. Our goal is to get you back to your active life with the range of motion and ability that you had before your injury. We utilize the following therapies with hamstring injuries: Healing modalities (heat, ice, electrical stimulation, etc), manual therapy, range-of-motion exercises, muscle strengthening exercises, and functional training. Depending on the severity of your injury, your Physical Therapist will use these types of therapy to come up with your individualized treatment program. We’re here to get you back to a painless life full of movement. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to schedule your appointment at 801-571-0099.