7th May 2019
The last weekend of April 2019, saw the annual Isokinetic Footbal Medicine Conference hosted at one of the world’s greatest theatres of football; Wembley Stadium.
Our very own Head of Education, Lincoln Blandford had the chance to present to sports and exercise medicine professionals from all over the world, in a session entitled, ‘Nordic Hamstring Activation Indicates Presence of Injury History’. Considering the association between injury history and hamstring muscle activation patterns in returned to play footballers, the session presented the case that although available for selection, changes in muscle activation from the presence of acute pain appear to linger well beyond the end of rehabilitation.
Exploring the relationships between muscle synergies, muscle length and injury history in elite level footballers.
This was Lincoln’s second appearance at the Isokinetic Conference, following his 2016 talk on the use of The Performance Matrix tool and principles in assisting the return play strategy of a player following hamstring injury.
Following the Conference, the months of May and June are also looking exciting for both Lincoln and TPM; he is about to deliver TPM education for an English football club (see TPM Elite) and then will then be heading to Taipei to deliver the four days of The Performance Solution, the first time this course has run in Taiwan. Finally, June will see The Performance Solution return to the UK, supplying Lincoln another chance to connect movement patterns, muscle synergies and injury risk reduction through the use of the TPM system. Click here to secure your place.
Further hamstring related literature by Lincoln can be found here: