Groin and hamstring injuries are among some of the most recurring injuries in athletes. Furthermore, adductor strains can significantly affect the hockey players ability to decelerate. So why is this? What gives? In this article on Mike Reinold's site by Peter Nelson, those questions are answered. Peter did a fantastic job of explaining the biomechanics of skating and how that plays a role in these adductor injuries. I've said it again and again, biomechanics must be looked at when dealing with an athletic population. In addition, Peter emphasizes the importance of looking at muscles in all three planes of motion. Most of us are very single plane dominate focused in our rehabilitation. Hopefully this article will shed some light on looking at groin and hamstring injuries in a different way.
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