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By Casey Cortney - For The Sidney Sun-Telegraph
Licensed Physical Therapist 

Physical Therapy Today: Rapid recovery from hamstring injuries

 


The hamstring muscles, located at the back of the thigh, are comprised of three muscle groups. Injuries to these muscles are common in athletes participating in sports such as football or basketball. They are also common in ‘weekend warriors’ and individuals who participate in walking, jogging or running without a period of adequate warm up and stretching.

This muscle group allows your knee to bend, and plays a critical role in every activity involving the lower body. Your hamstrings are contracting every single time you take a step, climb a flight of stairs or get in and out of your ca...



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