Muscle Strain

The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional. 

 

A muscle strain is the stretch or tear of a muscle or tendon.

 

A muscle strain occurs when the muscle is tight or is not strong enough to resist lengthening. The ability of the muscle to resist an over-stretch is called eccentric strength. An appropriate level of eccentric strength will protect a muscle from damage.

 

  • Ensure correct remodelling of muscle fibres
  • Improve flexibility
  • Isometric strength
  • Concentric strength
  • Eccentric strength
  • Plyometric strength
  • Prevent future damage