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SPORTS INJURY RISK MANAGEMENT
Hamstrings

 

System 4 Advantage Software Now Supports Hamstring Protocols
Hamstring injury is serious business. Regardless of whether you have an existing process
for protecting and strengthening hamstrings, the objective test protocols offered with the
Biodex System 4 will provide valuable, isolated muscle-performance data. Test results, combined with established targeted outcomes, can be used for pre-emptive injury screening, managing rehabilitation and determining readiness for return-to-play.

Upgrade path available for existing System 4 and System 3 dynamometers.


Protocol #1:

Multiple Angle Comparison Test

Examines isometric bilateral flexion peak
torque symmetry where the limb position
puts the hamstring in a lengthened
(stretched) state. Passive stretch is the
inherent force (or torque) produced by
the hamstring in the lengthened state.
When deficits are within 10%,
predisposition to reinjury is significantly
reduced.
NOTE: This Protocol requires 830-550 Hamstring Attachment. Use of any attachment other than the 830-550, is outside proper and intended use.

Download Abstract:
(Paper in Review) ECCENTRIC STRENGTHENING AT LONG MUSCLE LENGTHS REDUCES HAMSTRING STRAIN RECURRENCES.
Tyler, et al; Orthopedic J Sports Med. Aug, 2014.
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White PaperLearn more about protecting athletes from reinjury by adding lengthened state eccentric rehabilitation to your existing hamstring program.
Download Guideline:
HAMSTRING INJURY REHABILITATION AND PREVENTION OF REINJURY USING LENGTHENED STATE ECCENTRIC TRAINING: A NEW CONCEPT
Click here to download >>
 
White PaperWHITE PAPER:

Reduce Hamstring Injury Recurrence

Evolution of a Successful New Hamstring
Rehabilitation Protocol

Detailing the compelling research that Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT) performed over two years, this white paper reexamines current rehab protocols, reviewing evidence-based studies and examining causes of hamstring strain in an attempt to improve current rehabilitation methods. Read more >>

 

System 4 ReportProtocol #2:

Mixed H/Q Ratio Test

Uses a ratio of eccentric and concentric flexion peak torque where, if the ratio exceeds 1.4, hamstring injury is greatly diminished.
NOTE: This Protocol utilizes standard Biodex Knee Attachment.

Download Study:
STRENGTH IMBALANCES AND PREVENTION OF HAMSTRING INJURY IN PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYERS.
Croisier, et al; The American Journal of Sports Medicine. April 30, 2008.
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Download System 4 Hamstring Software today!