Hamstring Strains: Prevention, Management and Treatment

Randy Harris MS, ATC, CES

Sandra Harris, MS, ATC

Abstract

This presentation seeks to pair evidence and clinical experience in the management of hamstring injuries. We will discuss risk factors associated with hamstring injury risk, the consequences that occur after a hamstring strain injury, and the interventions to address risk factors and deficits associated with injury. We will also discuss the return to play process.

Biography

  • Sandra completed both her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Master of Science in Athletic Training in a total of five years through Chapman University’s bridged program. Throughout her schooling, Sandra fell in love with getting involved in the profession of athletic training and held several leadership roles including Chapman University's own Athletic Training Student Society President, Vice Chair of Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association Student Leadership Committee, and Chair of the Annual Meeting Subcommittee. Since graduating, Sandra has also been a part of the California Athletic Trainers’ Association Legislative Action Team, fighting for the protection of both athletic trainers and safety regulations that would protect our community. Sandra is currently a co-head athletic trainer at Chaffey College. She previously held positions at both Fullerton College and Mount San Antonio College, however, her experience goes beyond the community college setting. Sandra has provided care and injury prevention to professional performing artists such as stunt performers, elite dancers, singers, actors, and performers through her contract to a large theme park in Southern California. Sandra also co-hosts, edits, and produces an athletic training podcast called AT Corner with her husband, Randy, who is also a certified athletic trainer.

  • Randy received his bachelors of science in athletic training with a minor in psychology from California State University, Fullerton. He also received his master of science in kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton. Currently he is the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine at Westcliff University. Prior to Westcliff, Randy has worked at San Diego State University and Cal State Fullerton. In addition to the collegiate setting, Randy has worked with USATF.  He also co-hosts, edits, and produces an athletic training podcast called AT Corner with his wife, Sandra, who is also a certified athletic trainer.

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