The Musculoskeletal System The human body is composed of 206 bones and over 600 different skeletal muscles. Each of these muscles is designed to move our bones in a straight…
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that affects our bones, more specifically our Bone Mineral Density (BMD). Osteoporosis is identified using a Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) Scan to attain a T-Score value for our BMD. This reading indicates how far above/below our BMD is compared to a peak reading of BMD for our gender.
One of the most common lower-body injuries affecting those participating in sport is the dreaded hamstring tear. Between 8-25% of amateur and professional athletes will experience a degree of hamstring tear at some point in their career (1).