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.
Neal’s Thigh Strain rehabilitation program comprises the following:
The aim of phase 1 is to reduce pain and inflammation and allow the muscle to heal.
The aim of phase 2 is to continue to protect the area and improve the condition of the muscles.
The aim of phase 3 is to increase quadriceps muscle strength and endurance.
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.
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.
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.