Over the past decade, it appears that more and more athletes are being sidelined with season-ending injuries. While there are many differing reasons for injuries that are out of the athlete’s control, here are a few possible reasons that can be self-managed:
Lack of proper warm-up and/or cool-down
- There are still many teams that have improper/inefficient warm-ups, causing athletes to be ill-prepared for competition, as well as possibly increasing the athlete’s chance for injury.
Lack of “base/foundational strength” prior to start of season
- While overall condition and strengthening is important, there are many athletes that go straight into their season (going from couch/computer to court).
Overall decrease in stabilization muscles
- Technology has benefitted many kids with the knowledge-base for the digital-age; However, this can also have an impact if kids are staying indoors.
- Because more kids are staying indoors, there are less chances to get outdoors (running/jumping/etc.), causing a decrease in overall strength and stabilization in muscles
Athletes have been using UBE strength training in conjunction with physical therapy, as needed, to prepare for their upcoming sports to gain/maintain strength and stabilization. If you have any questions about training or physical therapy, contact UBE via phone: (207) 992-4000 or email: [email protected]