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April 26, 2022

How physical therapy can help in hamstring injury treatment


Hamstring injuries are common for certain people. For instance, people who play sports are at greater risk of a hamstring injury. Also, people who run a lot have a high risk of a hamstring injury. If you’ve injured your hamstring recently, you may be wondering where you can find the most beneficial hamstring injury treatment.


having hamstring injury while practicing yoga

Our Health Plus Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center is ready to help Edison, New Jersey residents find the physical therapy they need.

One lesson we’ve learned from working with our patients is that personalized (one-on-one) therapy is more effective. In fact, our PT applies this lesson to every patient we see using a three-step process.

First, our PT will perform an evaluation of your injury. This will help us determine precisely what’s wrong and how it’s affecting you.

Second, we’ll take some time to listen to any questions or concerns you have.

The third, and final, step our team will take is to combine evidence-based therapies and achievable goals to create a personalized plan for your hamstring injury treatment.


Active Release Techniques therapy we may use in your hamstring injury treatment


The hamstring is one of three muscles located on the back of the thigh. Their job is to help move both your hip and knee, and they’re highly prone to injury.

There are many therapies that can be used in hamstring injury treatment, but one of the most commonly used is Active Release Techniques®.

Active Release Techniques® is a set of movements designed to break down scar tissue that forms when soft tissue is injured.

There are two primary components of active release treatments.

The first component is soft tissue massage. The massaging component is designed to help release scar tissue, or adhesions, in the injured tissue. To accomplish the massage, our therapist will use their hands to apply precisely calculated movements and force to your injury. At the same time, they’ll also have you perform the second component of active release, which is one of the 500 program-specific movements.

These movements are designed to move the injured tissue from a shortened to a lengthened position, and they help further break up adhesions.

In addition to active release, our team at Health Plus Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, Edison, NJ may also use other therapies in your hamstring treatment, including:

  • Targeted stretches

  • Strengthening exercises

  • Electrical stimulation

If you’re ready to get effective hamstring injury treatment,

Get Ready to live a pain-free life and take the next step to start getting our help with your hamstring injury treatment Contact our team today for more information about how we can help or schedule an initial appointment. 

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