Hamstring Adductor Myotendinous Injury

The HAMI (Hamstring Adductor Myotendinous Injury) project is collaboration with University of Newcastle, The Australian Institute of Sport and La Trobe University (Dr Tania Pizzari, Dr Ebonie Rio) is an NBA-GE funded program of research.  We are aiming to investigate why hamstring muscle injuries commonly recur by investigating the changes in motor and sensory function after injury. It is well understood that once injured, an athlete has a higher chance of hamstring re-injury. Factors such as how a muscle works when someone runs and how that is different after an injury may affect muscle performance and predispose these individuals to a muscle tear. The project aims to understand such alterations to the motor and sensory performance and this information may be crucial to avoiding injury and/or maintaining athletic performance.