Muscle Injuries & Rehabilitation

by Oliver Blenkinsop

Understanding Muscle Injuries

  • Structure of Muscles and repair process of tissue injury
  • Types of muscle injuries and stages of repair
  • Injury Classification and Grading 
  • Learn Pollock et al's updated muscle injury grading system from old grade 1-3 to the new severity and location grading system Grade 0-4 a/b/c
  • Muscle Injury Location Grading System
  • Review the new a/b/c location specific aspects of the new muscle injury grading system by Pollock et al 
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Learn how the architecture of hamstring fascicles relate to the strength and structure association with strong or vulnerable hamstrings
  • Factors Contributing Towards Muscle Tears
  • Identify the risk factors that you as a trainer or coach can modify to prevent injury and strategies you will need to consider to mitigate the risks you can't modify
  • Characteristics of Hamstring Injuries
  • Learn how the anatomy of hamstring muscles, their structure and function can make the hamstring vulnerable to specific classifications of tear
  • High Speed Running
  • Understand the biomechanic stress that high speed running puts on the hamstring when the legs are in terminal swing and full hip extension during running

Who is this Muscle Injury Course Great For?

Lecture 1: Muscle Structure and Function

Understand the basic underlying structure of muscle fibres and how that relates to injury and healing and the function of muscle fibres and how they act when damaged.

Lecture 2: Injury Classification and grading

An expansion on the basic classification of muscle injuries and an introduction to the use of a new more detailed classification that outlines both severity and location of the muscle tear. This can then lead to more accurate recovery timelines

Lecture 3: Muscle Injury Location Grading System

An expansion on the basic classification of muscle injuries and an introduction to the use of a new more detailed classification that outlines both severity and location of the muscle tear. This can then lead to more accurate recovery timelines

Lecture 4: Hamstring Injuries

One the most frequently injured muscles as a result of a tear is the hamstring muscle. Ollie dives deep into the physiology of a muscle tear with hamstrings as the example

Lecture 5: Risk Factors Contributing Towards Muscle Tears

The difference between muscle physiology of muscles that are; Short/Weak Short/Strong Long/Weak Long/Strong

Lecture 6: Classification of hamstring injuries

How to apply the classification of general muscle injuries to specific hamstring muscles and how to start thinking about the rehabilitation process

Lecture: 7: High speed running

How does high speed running increase our chances of tearing our hamstring, and how this concept of speed and velocity of muscle contraction can be attributed other muscle tears. What we can do to rehabilitate hamstring injuries and how we should approach a muscle tear rehabilitation programme for any muscle!

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Course Info

Updated
Jun 15, 2020
Duration
01:39
REPs NZ
1.00
REPs UAE
2.00
Level
All levels
Price
$ 29.00

Teacher

Oliver Blenkinsop

Oliver Blenkinsop

Ollie's interest and passion in sport with particular football and the science that can be applied to it, has forged his academic and career path to date 
with the goal of trying to ensure players are able to perform consistently at the highest level possible. Initially Ollie focused on establishing a 
solid academic background in both the UK and the USA, which was followed by applying his expert knowledge and experiences within professional football
in both the Premier League (QPR internship) and internationally within the MLS, where he worked for two seasons for Seattle Sounders FC in their victorious MLS championship winning season.
Ollie is currently the Programme Director for the MSc in Sport Rehabilitation at St. Mary's University London lecturing both MSc and BSc students