Injury Prevention Program for Athletes in NJ, NY, & PA
When you spend months and months practicing and perfecting your skills for a sports season, you want to be sure that you are fully conditioned for the start of the season. JAG-ONE Physical Therapy understands that people want to remain active, and offers an injury prevention program to both athletes and non-athletes alike. This program aims to help prepare participants for the stresses that participating in a sporting event or activity may place on the body, thus reducing the risk of potential injury that they may suffer while participating or practicing. Watch JAG-ONE PT's injury prevention exercises to help you prevent and alleviate pain.
Overuse injuries can be best described by a rubber band. If you pull on a rubber band, it will flex, then return to its original shape. Over time, the rubber band will begin to take on an elongated shape when it’s pulled on, until it finally breaks from the repeated motion of being pulled. In younger athletes, overuse injuries of the bones, muscles, and tendons account for over half of all sports injuries that middle and high school student athletes suffer from. Many times, these injuries can be prevented by substantial rest periods, and proper training of the muscular system to best prepare the athlete for the stresses that their sport may put on their body.
Traumatic injuries tend to be unavoidable, but there are ways to help prepare your body for these types of high stress injuries. A traumatic injury most commonly occurs when there is a violent collision, whether it is between two athletes, or an athlete and the ground. These injuries can affect bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Certain body movements required by different sports can place strain on areas of the body that may not be structurally prepared to handle. Movements such as collisions, cutting, landing, pivoting, and over-striding can lead to a traumatic injury.
How to Prevent Injuries While Playing Pickleball
Pickleball has caught our country by storm. Now the fastest-growing sport in the USA, pickleball is a unique mix of quickness, finesse, power, reflexes, and strategy. In this video, Mike Evangelist, Vice President of Clinic Services for JAG-ONE PT, goes over some of the best stretches and exercises you can perform to avoid injuries while playing pickleball.
Books authored by John Gallucci Jr.
JAG-ONE Physical Therapy’s CEO, John Gallucci, Jr. has authored two books, each with the ultimate goal of preventing sport specific injuries.
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Prevent Injuries with JAG-ONE Physical Therapy
Preventing injuries is key to maximizing your performance and enjoying your favorite sports. At JAG One Physical Therapy, our sports medicine specialists have the expertise and experience to help you stay injury-free. Don't let pain or the risk of injury hold you back. Take the first step towards injury prevention today and schedule an appointment at any of our over 100 locations throughout the Tri-State Area. Let us help you reach your goals and perform at your best – contact us now!