Dr. Drew breaks down a number of mobility and flexibility tests that are critical for basketball players. Not able to fully pass the test or complete the movement? He then dissects and discusses exercises to help increase your range of motion and mobility in these areas of the body, to put you in the best position to perform at your best! 

Dr. Drew breaks down a number of mobility and flexibility tests that are critical for basketball players. Not able to fully pass the test or complete the movement? He then dissects and discusses exercises to help increase your range of motion and mobility in these areas of the body, to put you in the best position to perform at your best! 

RAISE THE BAR WITH US

RAISE THE BAR WITH US

MOBILITY & FLEXIBILITY TESTS

OVERHEAD

Being able to reach overhead optimally may give you an advantage with playing defense and grabbing rebounds over your opponent.

Being able to reach overhead optimally may give you an advantage with playing defense and grabbing rebounds over your opponent.

SHOULDER

Keeping the ball away from defenders is important. Increased shoulder mobility can allow you to control the ball with ease and decreased stiffness while playing. 

Keeping the ball away from defenders is important. Increased shoulder mobility can allow you to control the ball with ease and decreased stiffness while playing. 

UPPER BACK

The mid back is an important area to focus on in regards to basketball. Your trunk will help you navigate different positions throughout the game both on offense and defense. Make an effort to increase your mobility in this region for optimal movement on the court.

ANKLE

Having good ankle mobility will give you the opportunity to improve your capacity to launch yourself while sprinting and cutting, on and off the court. Creating a solid foundation at the ankle is great for sprinting and cutting.

HAMSTRING & BACK

Our trunk is where our motion starts. Make sure you have the tolerance to bend and reach. Think about reaching to grab the ball from the floor or getting into a defensive stance position.

Our trunk is where our motion starts. Make sure you have the tolerance to bend and reach. Think about reaching to grab the ball from the floor or getting into a defensive stance position.

HAMSTRING

Open up your posterior chain by addressing your hamstring flexibility. Improvement in this area along with other items may help reduce risk of a hamstring injury.

Open up your posterior chain by addressing your hamstring flexibility. Improvement in this area along with other items may help reduce risk of a hamstring injury.

HIP ROTATION

Being able to cut side to side, staying in front of the ball handler and creating space to get a shot up are all movements you will need to be able to do on the court. Optimal rotation of the hips is critical.

GROIN

Moving side to side places a great demand on your inner thigh/groin therefore you should look to increase your mobility to improve your ability to move side to side.

QUADS

Knee injuries are common in basketball so maintaining mobility at your quads is a great way to potentially limit those aches and pains that pop up at your knees.

ANKLE INJURY PREVENTION

Dr. Drew provides further exercises and moves to help protect your feet and ankles!

STRENGTH

POWER

ABSORPTION

MOBILITY

WHEN & WHY PHYSICAL THERAPY?

WHEN SHOULD I SEND MY ATHLETE TO PHYSICAL THERAPY?

Working hand in hand with your Athletic Trainers, parents and coaches should consider consulting a physical therapist for their youth athlete when the individual is experiencing pain, swelling, or decreased/painful movement. All of these items can then lead to a decrease in normal ability to perform daily activities or sport participation. Not only do PTs treat injury but they are movement specialists and can help determine areas of your body that may be limiting your performance. Here are some instances to consider consulting a PT:

  • A new injury that occurred during an activity, often a sprain or strain
  • A pain that has developed over time with no specific incident and causes discomfort during or after activity
  • A constant reoccurrence of a minor injury that only slightly limits participation (ie. reoccurring ankle sprains)
  • Concussion or head injury with lingering symptoms
  • Post-operative care
  • Inability to feel recovered after a series of practices or games
  • Flexibility limiting every day activities or performance
  • Seeking a movement assessment to learn areas of limitation that may contribute to future injury

Athletic trainers and physical therapists have similar roles in regard to management and treatment of sport injuries. Both physical therapists and athletic trainers work to prevent, evaluate, and rehabilitate injuries, working together, along with Strength & Conditioning staff, to ensure a safe return 2 play.

DYNAMIC WARM-UP

WIN THE WARM-UP!   Focus on full range of motion, and attention to detail. A dynamic warm-up will focus on full-body movement with multiple muscle groups being worked on at once. When done right, a dynamic warm-up can improve your athletic performance and also help reduce the risk of injury.  

Coaches! Down the Free R2P Warm-Up for Sports Mini-Course! Put your athletes in the best spot for athletic success with these Guides.

E-BOOKS & GUIDES

Check out these free resources and educational material from ACL Programs and Concussion Care, to Female Health and other Sport Specific Videos. More content is being produced as we speak!

ACL RISK REDUCTION PROGRAM

Resources and Education for Parents & Coaches for ACL Recovery, and how to Reduce the Risk of Injury.

CONCUSSION CARE & REHAB

For Parents, Coaches, and Athletic Directors - Education and Resources to Safely Return Athletes to Play post Concussion.

FEMALE & YOUTH ATHLETE HEALTH

How to equip the female and youth athlete with strategies to help them reach their performance goals.

SPORT SPECIFIC CONTENT

Other videos and content featuring injury prevention, stretching, warm-ups and more for basketball, soccer, wrestling, softball, and other sports.

BE READY 2 PERFORM!

Rehab 2 Perform is a Fitness Focused Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab Company 8 locations in the DMV.

Through an Evidence Based and Modern Approach to Physical Therapy, R2P serves the Active Adult, Competitive Athlete, and those looking to be more Active by focusing on movement, functionality, and not necessarily on pain. We will have you Ready 2 Perform!

Sign up for the R2P Weekly Newsletter!

Tips, Tricks, Exercises, Nutrition & a Behind the Scenes look of our brand of Physical Therapy!

View this profile on Instagram

Rehab 2 Perform (@rehab2perform) • Instagram photos and videos