For a long time I've been a big fan of Physio Edge and their great podcasts so I was delighted when David Pope invited me to produce one with him about Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT) and our recent paper. It's really fitting as this Physio Edge podcast from Alison Grimaldi was really helpful in my learning when I began researching PHT.
You can listen to the podcast in full here on Clinical Edge.
For a link to the full study please see our recent blog. I've also recently recorded a webinar on clinical management of bone stress injury which will go live Wednesday, May 11th.
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I've included the exercises from our paper below to help compliment the podcast. If you'd like to find out more about managing running injury, the latest evidence and clinic base gait analysis sign up to our Running Repairs Course. At time of writing we have a handful of places still available on our Northern Ireland and Surrey Courses. For full details, including how to book, see our dedicated course page.
Stage 1 – Isometrics (usually in minimal hip flexion)
Isotonics (stages 2 and 3)
Typically heavy, slow resistance training starting with ~15RM and progressing to ~8RM.
Stage 2 – working with minimal hip flexion
Often need to build strength first prior to starting Nordics. A gym ball Nordic can be a good way to introduce a patient to this;
Stage 3 – Progressing into hip flexion, increasing range as comfortable
Stage 4 – Plyometrics – usually for those requiring high load capacity for their sports/ daily activities
Many of the exercises from all 4 stages are based on findings from various EMG studies (alongside resistance training and tendinopathy treatment principles) for example Zebis et al. (2013);