A critical appraisal of "Preventive effect of eccentric training on acute hamstring injuries in men's soccer"


The purpose of this article is an appraisal of a 2011 study published in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine examining the effectiveness of eccentric strengthening and its effect on hamstring injury in professional and semi-professional soccer in Denmark. A description of how a clinical question influenced the selection of this article will be described in the introduction. The methods section will then follow the process of selecting this article to support the clinical question. A discussion section will provide the significance towards clinical application and whether the literature is clinically relevant. Lastly, a discussion of eccentric strengthening on the hamstrings will provide information on how it can be applied in future applications.