Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

“Hamstring injuries, both acute and chronic are on the rise in baseball and injury prevention programs may help stem this trend,” says lead author, Holly Silvers-Granelli, MPT, PhD Candidate at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.

Silvers-Granelli and her team assessed 213 athletes from minor league (173 players) and major league (40 players) teams and provided a portion of these individuals with a hamstring injury prevention program, including both concentric and eccentric hamstring exercises and lumbo-pelvic stability exercises preparing the athlete for the demands of competitive baseball from a neuromuscular perspective. Read the full article onĀ Science Daily.

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