Working with Olympic level male and female volleyball players has allowed me a unique appreciation for common volleyball injuries and how to prevent them.
Shoulder maintenance, both preventative and post-injury, is one of the most important aspects of physical training for a volleyball player.
Learn to identify these 5 common volleyball injuries, including sprains and shoulder tears, and find ways to prevent injury and stay healthy on the court.
An image of a volleyball match between Poland and Argentina.
“The most common injuries that occur in female volleyball players involve the shoulders, knees, and ankles.” Dave Kohlreiser, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Overuse in volleyball training/practice: A review on shoulder and spine-related injuries
If you play volleyball, you know injuries can happen.
Continuous play can lead to overuse injuries in the ankle, hand, wrist, elbow, knee or shoulder, says sports medicine surgeon.
Stay limber on the court with this great stretching routine from the head athletic trainer of the USA Men's Olympic Volleyball Team.
Tips for high school and college volleyball players and coaches on how to prevent the most common volleyball injuries.