Can A Basketball Warmup Program Prevent Basketball Injuries?

Can A Basketball Warmup Program Prevent Basketball Injuries?

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Back in June of this year, I did a Sports Edge show in which I asked a fairly simple question about youth sports. And the response was so overwhelming that I promised myself that I would come back to revisit the topic soon. And today is that day. What was that question? What do you think is the bigg.... More »
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 1511959461 1565921967 Can A Basketball Warmup Program Prevent Basketball Injuries?By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Specific basketball warmup programs focusing on balance and agility show reductions in lower extremity injury rates
These warmup programs are attractive because they can become part of your normal pre-practice and pregame warmup

I’m a fan of the FIFA 11+ soccer warmup program…

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