Category Archive: Hamstring


Muscle Cramps

MUSCLE CRAMPS! PIAA fall sport teams began their first week of official practice a few weeks ago – including double sessions for high school football. While a warm August may be a wonderful time of year to swim and kayak, it may not offer the best temperature and humidity for athletes playing football or soccer. …

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Hamstring Injuries

Michael Vick injured his hamstring muscle in early October and after 3 weeks of rest, he attempted to return lead the Eagles against the Giants on October 28. Unfortunately, he was not ready to return and was reinjured. I have a confession to make…I am an Eagles fan! God help me! As such, I am …

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Backward Walking is Forward Thinking!

Backwards Treadmill

Recently, a patient, Pat McKenna, editor of The Times-Tribune, came to my office with a partial tear and strain to one of his hamstring muscles. He stated that he has always had hamstring tightness and has walked backward as a warm-up exercise to prevent injury. I found the concept of backward walking, (also called retrowalking) …

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