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The Sporting Hamstring

Hamstring injuries remain the most prevalent injury in Australian rules football and soccer. In the past 20 years, the rate of hamstring injuries has not decreased, and there remains a 20% - 30% recurrence rate. These statistics indicate the clinical challenge of hamstring injuries. This course is designed to provide physiotherapists with a clinically-based program for the assessment and management of hamstring injuries, drawing from current research and shared experience. It aims to help physiotherapists prevent acute hamstring injuries, as well as decreasing the rate and cost of recurrent hamstring strain injuries.

Participants who would benefit from this course are Sports Physiotherapists and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists who have intermediate to advanced experienced working with sporting teams.

If this description does not suit you and you would still like to attend a Sporting Hamstring course, please register your interest by emailing pd@physiotherapy.asn.au


Presenters: Mark Young, Head Physiotherapist, Geelong Cats Football Club and Ben Raysmith, Senior Sports Physiotherapist, Australian Institute of Sport/Athletics Australia


Learning outcomes

The participant of the Sporting Hamstring will:

• Assess an acute hamstring injury, and determine its likely prognosis (including knowledge of risk factors for longer prognosis)
• Understand the influence of biomechanics and anatomy on hamstring injury
• Determine location and severity of hamstring injury on examination and imaging
• Provide an evidence based rehabilitation program, aimed at return to sport and minimizing recurrence
• Screen athletes to determine hamstring injury risk and apply an evidence-based injury risk minimzation program
• Participate in case study examples to determine ‘real world’ clinical management of sporting hamstring injuries 



Location Address Dates
Tasmania Hobart Start date: 05 Nov 2017 09:00
End date: 05 Nov 2017 17:00
New South Wales Sydney Start date: 12 Nov 2017 09:00
End date: 12 Nov 2017 17:00