Nordic Hamstring exercises reduce hamstring injuries by 50%
The mountain of evidence that Nordic Hamstring Exercises are a crucial part of preventing hamstring injuries has been re-inforced by a recent paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Nicol Van Dyk and her colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of all the current literature and found that including Nordic Hamstring exercises to a conditioning program (twice a week as part of a warm-up) reduced hamstring injury by 51% through a season.
In real terms, that's 4-6 weeks of playing time not missed by performing a simple warm up exercise.
Previous hamstring injury doubles your risk of injury, for a number of reasons, one of which is incomplete rehabilitation. They simply don't just recover with rest or an off season. At Kinetic Sports Physiotherapy, we are able to assess your hamstring injury profile using our Nordbord, providing you with a graphical summary of your hamstring strength. We run training sessions where you can utilise the Nordbord as a real-time feedback tool to get the most out of your workout.