PT Inquest Episode 77: Predicting Hamstring Injuries

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Can hamstring injuries be predicted? Does sustaining an injury permanently change something about its function? Is it just a matter of strength or is there something else? How does strength training effect it? Or does it? Time to buy a mfMRI! (Does not stand for “motherf**king MRI” by the way.)

Susceptibility to Hamstring Injuries in Soccer: A Prospective Study Using Muscle Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Schuermans J, Van Tiggelen D, Danneels L, Witvrouw E.
Am J Sports Med. 2016 Feb 24. pii: 0363546515626538. [Epub ahead of print]

Ioannidis’ new commentary Erik mentioned:
Evidence-Based Medicine Has Been Hijacked: A Report to David Sackett.
Ioannidis JP.
J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Feb 27. pii: S0895-4356(16)00147-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.02.012. [Epub ahead of print]

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Music for PT Inquest:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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Photo credit: “Hamstring” by Joselito Tagarao via Flickr.

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