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Project: Nordic hamstring

The purpose of the project is to study the Nordic hamstring exercise (NHE) in different ways, as the NHE has been recognized to decrease the risk of hamstring injuries among athletes by half across several sports.

Project information

Project manager
Jesper Augustsson
Other project members
Sofia Ryman Augustsson
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University
Financier
Forskningsrådet i sydöstra Sverige (FORSS)
Timetable
21 Febr 2022–31 Dec 2024
Subject
Sport science (Department of Sport Science, Faculty of Social Sciences)

More about the project

The overall purpose of the project is to study the Nordic hamstring exercise (NHE) in various ways, as the NHE has been recognized to decrease the risk of hamstring injuries among athletes by half in athletes across several sports. A first study of this project has been published, in which a new clinical test of this exercise has been developed: Development of a Novel Nordic Hamstring Exercise Performance Test Device: A Reliability and Intervention Study. As we move forward in this project, we have plans for NHE interventions of various kinds and, further, to validate the new NHE test, for example.

The project is part of the research in the Fysisk aktivitet, hälsa och idrottsmedicin research group.

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