Christopher Hancox

Gracilis and Semis knee insertion

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Alessandro Mainente
On 25/4/2018 at 1:29 AM, Dominik Zbogar said:

I too am sorry for stealing the thread a bit :). Chris in his last post mentioned the distal hamstring insertion, and I am wondering: would such a strategy work for pain at the hamstring where it attaches to the ischium? I have a history of pulled hamstring and that area gets tender with FSs/MSs

Is the previous pull completely solved?

the rehab protocol should include, a returning to a pain-free situation, stretch the tissues, get back the strength of the damaged tissues.

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Dominik Zbogar

Hi Alessandro,

pardon my tardy reply, I’m not on here much. 

My hamstring issue does not cause pain day to day. However I can feel that this side is tighter than the other and it loosens up a bit with rolling a lacrosse ball on it. So yes the problem is there, under the surface until I push a bit too hard. 

I can feel it somewhere around the medial hamstring origin if I squeeze my feet together and push them into the ground (while supine). Does your suggestion of v high reps apply in this case? 

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Alessandro Mainente

HI Dominik , one of the most important things is that lacrosse and foam roller should not include tendon manipulation. for this reason, I do not include gracilis and semi tend in the muscles I can eventually work with roll therapy.

From your words seems that a normal pattern you described is still painful, you can for sure work the high rep exercise but limiting the range of motion.

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Dominik Zbogar

Hi Alessandro-

Thank you for the info! I’ve not heard that one should not roll a tendon. Why is that? Does it make a difference if it is at the muscle-tendon area or is that bad too? 

I started on supine bilateral hip extensions with feet on chair and knees straight. 30 reps and I’m toast. 

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