Podiatrist Dr. Jayne Arlett states that, "dribbling. Layups. Shooting. Dodging. Stopping and starting. It's no wonder basketball is so exhilarating. And exhausting. "Basketball really is 'the cradle to the grave' sport. She has worked with professional basketball teams in Australia, the U.S., and at the Olympics. It doesn't matter what your ability or agility is, it's a great sport for all ages, and sexes."
Arlett says, "basketball players, along with soccer and AFL players, score the best in her preseason tests in all-round strength, fitness and flexibility. Basketball involves running, jumping, twisting, turning, and reaching with arms. It's the ultimate cross-training activity."
Dr. Hardy's Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics believes in exercise and Preventative Medicine. We always educate our patients in the proper exercises to be performed with a particular injury in order to aid healing.