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Sports Med. 2000 Apr;29(4):273-87.

Recurrent posterior thigh symptoms detrimental to performance in rugby union: predisposing factors.

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Paddington Physiotherapy, Queensland, Australia.


Recurrent hamstring injury is a very common problem in rugby union, but has been largely ignored in the literature. It is concluded that a multifactorial aetiology may be present, and that these symptoms may be part of a continuum of symptoms that may lead to more serious injuries. Effective management needs to focus not just locally, but include proximal issues such as lumbo-pelvic stability and correcting lumbar spine dysfunction. The factors addressed in a prevention programme are likely to contribute to performance gains.

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