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.
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.
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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