Getting Back in Action: A Comprehensive Approach to Hamstring Recovery

Hamstring injuries, prevalent among athletes and those leading active lifestyles, can vary from minor strains to severe muscle tears, affecting mobility and daily life. Union Health and Performance in Squamish offers comprehensive physiotherapy for hamstring rehabilitation, focusing on healing, strength restoration, and future injury prevention.

Understanding Hamstring Injuries:

The hamstring, comprising three muscles behind the thigh, plays a vital role in walking, running, and jumping. Injuries typically result from overstretching, abrupt movements, or insufficient warm-up and conditioning. Early recognition and treatment are key to a successful recovery.

Physiotherapy’s Role in Hamstring Recovery:

  • Customized Treatment Plans: We prioritize creating a rehabilitation plan tailored to your injury’s severity and your individual goals, ensuring a recovery that aligns with your needs.
  • Managing Pain: Initial treatments aim to alleviate pain and inflammation using ice, heat, and gentle manual therapy techniques.
  • Building Strength and Flexibility: We gradually introduce exercises to rebuild muscle strength and enhance flexibility, essential for full functionality and re-injury prevention.
  • Functional Training: Activity-specific exercises are integrated to prepare you for a safe return to sports or daily activities.
  • Preventative Education: Our team offers guidance on warm-up techniques, stretching routines, and lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of future hamstring issues.
  • Advanced Healing Techniques: Our approach includes the latest in physiotherapy innovations, like dry needling and proprioceptive exercises, to boost your recovery. These techniques help speed up healing, enhance muscle function, and guard against future injuries. By adding these advanced methods to your rehab plan, we ensure a thorough and effective recovery process, setting a strong foundation for your hamstring’s long-term health

Choosing Union Health and Performance:
Our dedicated physiotherapists are committed to providing high-quality care, utilizing evidence-based treatments and focusing on patient education. We ensure you not only recover fully but also understand how to maintain your hamstring health long-term.

A hamstring injury doesn’t have to hold you back. With the skilled physiotherapy team at Union Health and Performance in Squamish, you’re on the path to a full recovery and a return to your active lifestyle. Reach out to us today to begin your journey to optimal performance and well-being.