In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to three hamstring injury experts, Josh Ruddy, Ryan Timmins and Jack Hickey. I am aiming to get a roundtable podcast every month focusing on key areas affecting practitioners and featuring 3 experts together in that area. Kicking us off is the topic of hamstring injuries and features three guys who are at the heart of the research in this area and are part of the ACU hamstring injury group. These three, although part of the same research group have three distinct areas of focus, Josh looking at injury prediction, Ryan on reducing hamstring injury risk and Jack on hamstring rehabilitation.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Josh Ruddy, Ryan Timmins and Jack Hickey.

In this episode we discussed…

  • Who are Josh Ruddy, Ryan Timmins and Jack Hickey (background, education and current role)?
  • Predicting hamstring injuries
    • Links to various metrics?
      • Magic numbers
    • Predictive modelling
  • Basics…
    • Fascicle length
    • Pennation angle
    • Muscle thickness
  • Reducing HSI risk
    • Prior injury
    • Asymmetries
      • Magic percentages
    • Strength
  • Exercise selection
    • Nordics
    • Alternatives
    • Compliance
  • Hamstring rehab
    • Gym based programmes
      • Examples of progressions
    • Running based programmes
      • Examples of progressions

Josh can be found on Twitter @joshua_ruddy, Ryan can be found on Twitter @ryan_timmins and Jack can be found on Twitter @jackhickey89

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at fatiguescience.com.

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

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Enjoy

PP

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