Hamstring Strain Injury Prevention Webinar

Hamstring strain injury is the most common cause of lost training and playing time in running-based sports. In professional soccer, for example, approximately one in five players will suffer a hamstring injury in any given season, and upwards of 20% of these will re-occur. Each injury will typically result in ~17 days lost from training and competition, which not only diminishes performance but is also estimated to cost elite soccer clubs as much as ~€280,000 per injury.

While the aetiology of hamstring injury is multifactorial, hamstring strengthening is an important component of injury prevention practices and one that has been the focus of a significant amount of research in recent years. Furthermore, hamstring rehabilitation protocols employing long length exercises have proven significantly more effective than conventional exercises in accelerating time to return to play from injury.

In recent years, a growing body of work has emerged highlighting the variance of hamstring activation patterns in different tasks and the non-uniformity of muscle adaptations to different exercises; however, this research does not appear to have influenced clinical guidelines for exercise selection in hamstring injury prevention or rehabilitation programmes. An improved understanding of this empirical work may enable practitioners to make more informed decisions regarding exercise selection for the prevention or treatment of hamstring injury. Therefore, this presentation aims to assist clinicians in developing their practices around the evidence-based and utilising techniques which can be easily implemented.
 
Presented by Dr Ryan Timmins and Dr Matthew Bourne
Ryan Timmins is a Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne) as well part of the High Performance team at the Melbourne Victory Football Club. Prior to moving to Melbourne, Ryan held various roles with the Queensland Academy of Sport Mens Football Program, Brisbane Strikers and Brisbane Roar. During his now 10 years in elite sport, Ryan has been mainly working on athlete injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as facets of strength and conditioning. Ryan completed his PhD at the Australian Catholic University in 2016, focussing on factors which are associated with an increased likelihood of injury and potential interventions to mitigate these risks. Ryan is also a Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association. Ryan continues to undertake research within injury prevention and rehabilitation, with a focus now being on programs which can be implemented in elite sporting environments.

Dr Matthew Bourne is a Lecturer and Researcher within the School of Allied Health Sciences and the Menzies Health Institute at Griffith University, and an Adjunct Researcher at La Trobe University's Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. He is primarily interested in the application of strength training to mitigate the risk of injury and enhance performance. Dr Bourne's current research focus is on hamstring, groin and traumatic knee injuries.

Date & Time 

Tuesday, 21 April 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm AEST 

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time. 
Your local time will be:

ACT:        4:00pm – 6:00pm 
NSW:   4:00pm – 6:00pm
NT:   8:30am - 10:00am
QLD:   4:00pm – 6:00pm 
SA:   3:30pm - 5:30am
TAS:   4:00pm – 6:00pm
VIC:
  4:00pm – 6:00pm
WA:   2:00pm - 4:00pm  


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Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Sport Scientists Level 1, Accredited Sport Scientists Level 2 and/or Accredited High Performance Manager

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When
21/04/2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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