Preventing hamstring injuries in football players

In search for a solution for the most common, and often recurrent, injuries in football players

The Nordic hamstring exercise (NHE) is a well-known exercise in hamstring rehabilitation and prevention, since it allows maximum loading of the hamstrings in the eccentric phase. Previous studies have shown that eccentric exercises can prevent (recurrence of) hamstring strains up to 65%. However, a small number of other studies provide evidence that this exercise does not prevent hamstring injuries. The aim of this meta-analysis is to investigate the effectiveness of the NHE in athletes. 


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