Hamstring strains continue to be one of the most common injuries in sport. Despite all the attention placed on the prevent of hamstring strains, injury rates continue to rise.
In this episode I am joined by Holly Silvers, who has extensive experience working with USA soccer and the MLS, as well as the NFL and MLB. We talk about why hamstring strains are so common and often recurrent, and some things we may be missing when it comes to prevention and rehabilitation.
Holly J. Silvers-Granelli is a board certified Physical Therapist specializing in sports orthopaedic rehabilitation in Santa Monica, CA. She completed her PhD in Applied Physiology and Biomechanics at the University of Delaware. She is a current member of United States Soccer Federation’s Medical Team, the chair of Major League Soccer’s Medical Assessment Research Committee (M-MARC) and a consultant for the National Football League’s (NFL) Musculoskeletal task force, FIFA’s Female Football in Medicine Initiative (Zurich, Switzerland) and the Aspetar Scientific Advisory Board (Doha, Qatar). She is also the spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association’s taskforce on ACL Prevention. In addition, she is a rehabilitation consultant for Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers and the Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles Football Club. She is also serving a research advisory role to Major League Baseball (MLB) for hamstring injury prevention efforts.