At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, we specialize in providing top-ranked, quality healthcare to young and adolescent individuals. Our goal is to ensure that our patients are healthy and active on the court. That is why our Sports Medicine team features experts who specialize in the treatment of basketball specific injuries.

What is the impact on the body?

Basketball is a fun, vigorous-intensity, aerobic activity that promotes health, sportsmanship, self-esteem, and teamwork. Our team of sports medicine specialists understand the demand of basketball on the growing body. Basketball requires lots of stop-and-go movements, side-to-side movements, and jumping. Injury prevention for basketball players includes:

  • Hip and gluteal strength and flexibility
  • Upper back and shoulder strength and flexibility, and
  • Training in quick and sudden movements and coordination in all directions