Rehab for Volleyball Injuries
Volleyball can be hard on the body. It places repeated, intense stress on many joints and muscles. Shoulders, wrists, knees and ankles are all at risk. The most common volleyball injuries include:
- Overuse injuries
- Contact injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Ankle sprains
- Patellar tendonitis
But, volleyball athletes can have other, more serious injuries. The rotator cuff muscles can become irritated with overuse. Dislocated or fractured fingers or wrists are common. ACL injuries can occur when an athlete lands wrong after jumping. An ACL tear can be especially difficult, as they do not heal on their own and surgery is often required.
If you are injured, a physical therapist not only guides your recovery, but checks your entire body for muscle imbalances. Then, they help you to correct them and get you back in the game better than ever. The best approach to injury, however, is to try and avoid them to begin with. Our therapists can help you focus on form and technique. Developing proper form is a great way to prevent injury. Whether you have a volleyball injury, or want to prevent one, contact any of our clinics to get, and stay, at the net!
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