Audio Abstracts are changing the way scientific research is being communicated. Watch Ryan’s video below where he delves into his article ‘Biceps Femoris Architecture: The Association with Injury and Response to Training’, highlighting the purpose of the study, its limitations and the practical applications. If you want to read the abstract or access the full paper (where available), all links are below.

The full paper can be found on Researchgate

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Abstract: First I looked to see if two-dimensional ultrasound could show us anything new in the battle against hamstring strain injuries (HSI), mainly in those with a history of injury, but also seeing if biceps femoris long head (BFlh) architecture alters future injury risk. I then implemented a resistance training programme to see if we can change these characteristics which increased the risk of HSI. In a number of sports, HSIs are consistently the most common, non-contact injury with a high risk for recurrence. This suggests we still do not fully understand the aetiology of hamstring injury and re-injury.