Hamstring Strains in Sport

Mr Brett Phillips

Venue: Online - Zoom

Times: 19h00-20h00

Number of CUE's: 3 CEUs

Cost of Series: R300.00

Part 1: Epidemiology and Classification Date: 2021-06-07
Part 2: Clinical Assessment Date: 2021-06-14
Part 3: Management Date: 2021-06-21

About this course

In this 3-hour webinar series, sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Brett Phillips, outlines the extent of the problem of hamstring strains in athletic populations and how we as physiotherapists can maximally assist in the recovery of these patients.

In Part 1, the epidemiology and classification of hamstring strains will be outlined and discussed.

In Part 2, the clinical assessment and diagnostic criteria of hamstring strains will be outlined.

In Part 3, evidence-based rehabilitation strategies including the L-Protocol and Nordic Protocol will be outlined and discussed. In addition, the evidence-base for adjunct therapies such as manual therapy, dry needling, massage, etc. will be reported and discussed.

Session - Part One

Epidemiology and Classification

  • Classification of hamstring strains
  • Incidence and prevalence rates of hamstring strains in different sporting populations
  • Common mechanisms of injury
  • Risk factors for hamstring strain in sport
  • Discussion of recovery data and prognoses per type of strain

Session - Part Two

Clinical Assessment

  • Diagnostic criteria for hamstring strains
  • Grading strain severity
  • Key areas of functional capacity measurement in clinical assessment
  • The use of radiology in aiding diagnosis
  • Standardised outcome measures
  • Continual assessment throughout recovery period

Session - Part Three


  • Evidence-base for hamstring injury management in sports
  • The L-Protocol
  • The Nordic Protocol
  • Adjunctive therapies and their efficacy
  • Prevention of re-injury: a significant aim of initial injury management

What you can get out of this course:

  • Learn the classification of hamstring strains and the epidemiology of this condition in athletic populations
  • Gain insight on common mechanisms of injury, as well as risk factors for this injury type
  • Gain insight on prognosis planning in accordance with the type of hamstring strain injury
  • Improve your diagnostic ability for correctly identifying and grading hamstring strains
  • Improve your functional assessment ability of patients with hamstring strains
  • Improve your decision-making on the need for further radiological investigation of hamstring injuries
  • Gain insight into evidence-based management of hamstring strains
  • Improve your knowledge and practical application of the L- and Nordic-Protocols for hamstring strain rehabilitation
  • Understand the use of adjunctive therapies in the management of hamstring strains
  • Improve your ability to prevent recurrent hamstring strains