Hamstring Rehabilitation Programme
Your hamstring muscles lie on the back of your thigh.
If you grab the back of your thigh with your hand, you are holding the “meat” of the Hamstring muscles. They give you the muscle power to bend your knee with force. There are four Hamstring muscles: Semi Membranosis, Semi Lendinosis, and two heads of Biceps.
The Hamstring muscles are in balance with the quadriceps muscles normally at a ratio of 1:1:3.
At higher speeds (sprinting) the ratio approaches 1:1. If this ratio is abnormal, the Hamstring is more liable to injury. Hamstring weakness is therefore a major cause of new injury and recurring injury. An isokinetic dynamometer is a scientific way of evaluating the strength of the balance of these muscles.