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A Critical Analysis and Plan for Hamstring Strains

A professional rugby player from one of our partners in Australia had a history of musculotendinous injuries, particularly hamstring strains. In October 2013 at the New South Wales Waratahs training facility, he produced a Movement Signature typical for those at risk for these injuries, a lower DRIVE relative to LOAD & EXPLODE.

Each of these variables is given a number, a T score, when compared with the software databases of hundreds of thousands standardized trials, before the scan’s results are cross referenced with a multitude of other variables to provide more information with less analysis. One of the red flags arises when a value is 15 or more less than the other 2 variables, which is seen below when DRIVE is 17 less than the next nearest variable’s T score (LOAD) of 66.

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Collaboration with our software users and through our own training center’s data, has allowed us to collect and refine the best prescriptions to change this Movement Signature. Statistical analysis by 3rd parties has provided both the quantity of expected change and the timeline for this adaptation, generally 5 days. In this instance, the primary prescription chosen by the Waratahs was the movement of elevated split squat with a heavy loading scheme (as competency improved, the resistance increased and volume decreased.)