Healthy Tendons, Healthy Athletes

Here is a great article I found on preventive injury training for athletes that play sports which involve a lot of running and jumping. Check it out here.

Here is a preview of what it talks about:
Who is at risk for these types of injuries?
Baseball pitchers and other overhead throwing athletes
risk injury to the supraspinatus or the other rotator cuff
tendons (3). Basketball and volleyball players are at risk
for injury to the patella tendon (2,5). Runners and older,
weekend warrior basketball players risk injury to the Achilles
tendon (4). Including eccentric and plyometric exercises
(which contain an eccentric movement component)
may help to reduce injury risk and should be incorporated
into one’s training program.



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