Preventing Plaguing Injuries

Completing a pre-season sports physical often involves a brief lower extremity musculoskeletal evaluation, but often does not address injury prevention measures. Predicting lower extremity injuries in athletes can seem daunting but a simple 4 step approach can make-or-break an athletes season by identifying at-risk participants.

1. Single leg anterior reach

2. Single leg hop distance

3. Landing error mechanics

4. Ankle mobility

By identifying deficits in motion control and addressing at-risk individuals, we can maximize safe participation in physical activity. These measures can be assessed individually or as a team to implement a personalized injury prevention program and hopefully mitigate lower extremity musculoskeletal injury.

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