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Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Devil’s Hamstring with Nick Kendrick

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Devil’s Hamstring with Nick Kendrick

Hamstring Injury rehabilitation can be frustrating for athletes and therapists when rehab, ability to run and return to play is not happening as quickly as we would like. Expected recovery timeframes may not be met, and patients can turn to injections and other magic bullets to help get back to sport. Psychological distress and fear of movement/kinesiophobia may also result, which needs to be addressed throughout the rehab.

In Sherlock Holmes and the adventure of the devil's hamstring, presented by Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist Nick Kendrick, you will explore the case study of a high level athlete with a hamstring strain that has failed conservative rehab. You will discover why rehabilitation may fail and expected recovery timeframes are not met, psychological aspects involved in patient recovery and how to perform an objective assessment.

Following this case study you will be able to take your hamstring injury patients through a successful hamstring injury rehabilitation program incorporating exercises and progressions, neurodynamics, manual therapy and addressing psychological factors.

You will also explore:

  • The latest evidence-based treatment for hamstring strain injuries
  • Common "magic bullets"
  • What to do when conservative rehabilitation has failed
  • Self-reported outcome measures you can use to identify kinesiophobia, fear avoidance, neuropathic pain involvement and more
  • Complete objective assessment
  • Neurodynamic involvement
  • How to choose your hamstring strain injury rehabilitation exercises and progressions
  • Why each exercise would be chosen
  • How to address the kinetic chain
  • Why and how you can use criteria-based rather than time-based rehabilitation
  • How to prepare your patient for successful return to running, training and full return to sport and performance
  • Addressing psychosocial aspects when rehabilitating athletes

In Part 1, you will discover important elements in patient history, beliefs, goals, mechanism of injury, and previous treatment.

Part 2 takes you through a full objective assessment and how to plan treatment based on your assessment findings.

In Part 3 you will explore the early phases of treatment to help guide your initial exercise and treatment selection.

Part 4 covers the final stages of rehabilitation, exercise and treatment progressions, outcomes and take-home messages, to help improve your skills and confidence in this vital rehabilitation stage.

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