Are you constantly stretching your hamstrings? Always getting sports massages on them?
The number of patients who we have seen who complain of always having tight hamstrings and nothing ever seems to help them!
A study looked at the effect of the diaphragm in “short hamstring” syndrome. Doming of the diaphragm techniques provided a sustained improvement to hamstring and spinal mobility. This means that breathing mechanics can influence the hamstrings.
The important question though is why is the diaphragm losing its ability to dome.
Chronic emotional stress and increased mental load can alter the respiratory regulation and getting control of this can provide long lasting results to reducing hamstring tightness.