Although this is not a straightforward question due to the potential complexity of the problem, there are still several key points that warrant a discussion.
First, the Body Genius Practitioner would want to make sure that you are ‘clinically’ clear. That means that your neural pathways (nerves) are clear and that all major joints and muscle lengths in your body are normal. Although this is a hamstring problem, we still need to ensure that your feet, ankles, knees, hips, lowering back, middle back, neck, shoulders, elbows, and wrists are all moving freely. Remember, everything in your body is connected!
Once this is established, the next step is to perform an Athletic Screen that includes standardized, objective tests that provide a measurable evaluation of how well you move. You stated that you have been performing your exercises diligently. You should be commended for your efforts, however if these exercises are not leading to measurable improvements in your functional ability then your risk of injury remains high on returning to sport or activity.
To really make this point clear, it’s worth taking a brief look at the Body Genius ‘Performance Pyramid.’
In your case you are continually re-injuring your hamstring while playing sport. As you can see ‘sport’ participation lies at the top of the Performance Pyramid. In order to ‘qualify’ for this level you must first satisfy at least the minimal requirements of all the levels below. As described early, you need to be deemed ‘clinically clear’ (Pain & Dysfunction) by the Body Genius practitioner. Next, you need to be evaluated functional for the ‘Mobility & Flexibility’ and ‘Stability’ levels.
At the Body Genius Institute we use the Move2Perform software, which provides us with a precise, individualized evaluation of your injury risk at the time of evaluation. We can clearly see where you are moving well and potentially movement patterns that are dysfunctional.
In almost every case, the cause of the recurrent injury or pain is found in one of the first four (4) levels of the Performance Pyramid – Health, Pain & Dysfunction, Mobility & Flexibility, and/or Stability.