Physical Training Consultants Big Rapids MI

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Evergreen Physical Therapy - Big Rapids
(231) 660-1923
1268 W Perry Ave
Big Rapids, MI
Monday 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Manual Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Becki Lentz Physical Therapy
(231) 972-8289
9052 11 Mile Rd
Mecosta, MI

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(231) 832-9270
21719 Howard St
Reed City, MI
(989) 967-3088
170 W Wheatland Ave
Remus, MI
Gerber Memorial Health Services
(231) 689-5657
220 S Charles St
White Cloud, MI
Scott H Grindel, MD
(231) 832-7170
PO Box 75
Reed City, MI
Family Practice, Sports Medicine-Family Practice
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1993

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(231) 796-1338
14299 Northland Dr
Big Rapids, MI
(231) 734-0419
120 N Main St
Evart, MI
Life Wellness
(231) 689-5657
220 S Charles St
White Cloud, MI
Pt Plus
(231) 592-0027
15200 220th Ave
Big Rapids, MI
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Balance Board Training Benefits Athletes

Volleyball players are at increased risk for ankle sprain. And once an ankle is injured, the chances of spraining it again go up. This large study of 116 volleyball teams presents some ideas for preventing ankle sprains.

Two groups of male and female volleyball players were formed. One group trained on a balance board. This training strengthens muscles and ligaments around the ankle. It also restores proprioception, which is the sense of joint position. A second control group did their regular training program.

The balance training group spent five minutes doing one of 14 different exercises on and off the balance board. Training for both groups was carried out during the 36-week volleyball season.

The number of ankle injuries was reported for every 1000 hours of play. Playing time included practices and games during the season. Players with a previous ankle injury had fewer reinjuries in the balance training group compared to the control group. However, the researchers noticed that players with a history of knee injuries had more knee reinjuries in the balance training group.

The authors conclude that balance board training is a good way to prevent ankle sprains. It doesn't have the negative side effects of ankle tape or bracing. They also note that it may not be a good choice for players with previous knee injuries.


Evert Verhagen, et al. The Effect of a Proprioceptive Balance Board Training Program for the Prevention of Ankle Sp...

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