As stated above,
I think avoiding the lower body in general is recommended. And as obvious as this sounds, any workout which utilizes the hamstring in general.
If the strain/pain persists for more then 2-weeks I would seek medical help. Have you or your client seen a doctor? or PT? If not that would be my first plan of action.
RICE the strained muscle and I would not stretch until the muscles is healed. Continue moving the muscle i.e. walking and wait until it is healed.
It rather be more careful with a strain.
Hello Daphne Gillie,
You need to let pain be the guide. Of course, nothing which will lengthen the hamstring except for less ROM stretching. It is hard to hold back some clients; but, the quicker they heal the quicker they are back on track. The longer they ignore the pain/injury, the longer it takes to heal and get back on track.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
I am with Paul on this one. Avoid all lower body exercises with the exception of mild stretches. Your client seems very motivated to work out regardless of the injury, and you should remind him or her that there will be many years of great workouts ahead as long as an injury is allowed to heal completely. Hamstrings strains are among those that have a propensity to settling in for the long nagging haul if not properly cured.