12 Essential Exercises to try Before Hitting the Court

by Dr. William Campion, DPT

Last week, I discussed the most common injuries in basketball players, and this week I'll share my tips to help keep you injury-free and on the court all season long. 

There is no way to absolutely safeguard against an injury 100% and the more time you spend playing, the greater chance you have of sustaining an injury. However, injuries can be reduced by having proper pre-game dynamic warm-ups, appropriate post-game cool-downs, and consistent injury screening through the season. Applying appropriate strength and conditioning programs that are specifically designed for pre-season, in-season, and post-season provide additional injury reduction for athletes.