Thigh Strain Rehabilitation

What is a Thigh Strain?

A thigh strain is a tear or pull of one of the muscles in the thigh, usually one of the quadriceps muscles at the front of the thigh.

Thigh strains are graded from 1 to 3 depending on how bad your injury is. A grade 1 is mild and a grade 3 involves a complete or near-complete tear of the muscle.

Who is this program suitable for?

This program is suitable for anyone suffering from Plantar fasciitis. Whether it is a recent injury or you have suffered for some time we take you step by step from injury to full fitness. Ideal for both beginner and elite-level athletes.

How does it work?

The program consists of 5 phases. You progress through the phases, only moving on to the next phase when you have reached specific exit criteria.

Neal introduces each phase and guides you through the program via a series of videos. The app tells you exactly what to do each day (Today’s tasks) and records your progress to be reviewed later by yourself, or your coach/physio. We don’t just aim to heal your injury with this program but enable you to come back even stronger than before.

Program content

Neal’s Thigh Strain rehabilitation program comprises the following:

Phase 1

The aim of phase 1 is to reduce pain and inflammation and allow the muscle to heal.

Phase 2

The aim of phase 2 is to continue to protect the area and improve the condition of the muscles.

Phase 3

The aim of phase 3 is to increase quadriceps muscle strength and endurance.

Phase 4

The aim of phase 4 is to increase quadricep/thigh muscle strength and endurance and prepare for a return to higher-intensity running/early training.

Phase 5

This is the late rehabilitation/return to the normal training phase.

What is included?

The program consists of treatment and healing, stretching & mobility, strengthening, activation, movement control and functional exercises, as well as cardiovascular workouts to maintain fitness whilst you recover.

Treatment & Healing

This covers how and when to apply treatment such as cold therapy & compression, heat, massage, and taping.


Over 60 different exercises with video demonstrations covering mobility & stretching, activation, strengthening, motion control/proprioception, and functional.

Priority support

If you have any questions about the program or your progress then use in-app support to get in touch with our qualified sports therapist for advice.

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