This review seeks foremost to address the scarcity of chiropractic literature available regarding successful treatment protocols from a broad- based chiropractic perspective for hamstring injury. It reviews the prevalence of hamstring injury, especially that related to sports activity as well as the anatomy and kinematics of the hamstring group, to provide a better understanding of the mechanisms by which injury may occur. Signs and symptoms of hamstring injury are discussed with descriptions of the various grades of severity, and a case of a hamstring injury in a Rugby Union player is described. The main focus of the review is centered on the general treatment regimens employed in chiropractic management of hamstring injury and the determining factors in choosing a particular treatment protocol. Return to play criteria are addressed and recommendations are made for chiropractic approaches to treatment.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Sports Chiropractic and Rehabilitation
|Published - Sept 1999
- Hamstring muscle