Hamstring Strain in High School Athletes


About this study

The purpose of the current study is, 1) Determine the effectiveness of injury prevention programs for prevention of hamstring muscle strains, 2) Identify how these programs impact athletes' flexibility, muscle stiffness, strength, and power, and 3) Determine the ability of a state-of-the-art imaging technology, shear wave elastography to predict future hamstring muscle strain injury.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals who are members of basketball teams.
  • Age 13-25.
  • Able to perform all training and testing activities.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Inability to ambulate independently.
  • Back or lower extremity surgery within 1 year of study enrollment.
  • Neurological disease.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Minneapolis, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Nathaniel Bates, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Nathaniel Bates, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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