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5 Tips for Minimizing the Risk of Basketball Injuries

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Basketball is a very popular sport among youth athletes. As with many other sports, there are common injuries associated with this sport that is predicated on athleticism, coordination, and agility.

Common injuries sustained by youth basketball players consist of ankle sprains, various muscle strains, overuse injuries and ligamentous tears. While it is impossible to guarantee the avoidance of injury in sport, there are ways to decrease the risk of injury. Below you will find descriptions of common injuries in youth basketball along with tips toward their prevention.

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Off-Season Exercises for Cyclists

Posted on by Danielle McIntyre, PT, DPT, CMPT

Did you put a lot of miles on your bike this summer? Ready to head inside for the year now that the weather is changing? Outdoor cycling in the winter in the Midwest can be difficult – even unsafe. Luckily, there are many ways to keep up your fitness (and sanity!) until next spring.

This off-season is the perfect time to work on cross-training. Off season training for cyclists should include two important components: injury prevention and performance.

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Best Exercises for Tennis Players

Posted on by Samantha Mindlin, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Injury risk is a reality of any sport, and tennis is no different. More than 41 percent of elite tennis players lose time from play and practice due to injuries related to the sport. Adolescent tennis players are at greater risk of injury when there has been a previous injury sustained.5,6 Overall, two-thirds of tennis injuries are caused by overuse.

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What is Swimmer’s Shoulder?

Posted on by Athletico

Swimming – whether for recreation, for exercise, or as part of an organized team – is well known as a low impact, excellent source of activity. While swimming has many benefits for both cardiovascular health and strengthening of multiple muscle groups, it is not without risks.

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Beyond the Arm: 3 Ways to Maximize Performance in Overhead Athletes

Posted on by Matt Gauthier, PT, DPT, SCS

As the weather warms up, many athletes are heading to the baseball and softball fields for a summer packed with nonstop practices, games and tournaments. Regardless of their experience, these athletes want to perform at their highest possible level while also staying healthy. Luckily, performance enhancement and injury prevention go hand-in-hand in the throwing athlete.

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Should I Exercise with a Friend?

Posted on by Athletico

Many of us are aware of the benefits that come with getting 30 minutes of exercise daily, such as reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research also shows that exercise can improve mood, sharpen our memory and increases our muscle and bone strength.2

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The Emotional Impact of Injuries

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

As much as we would like to prevent injuries, they do occur. In an ideal world, an injury would not disrupt our regular activities or participation in sport. But many times injuries lead to shifts in our regular activities. For many athletes, this injury can trigger an emotional and mental response.

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Knee Injury Prevention For Gymnasts

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Gymnastics is a fun and popular sport for young children and adolescents. As athletes progress in competition, the level and difficulty of skills increases as well as the risk for injury.

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