Landing Mechanic Tips from Rush Physical Therapy

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Oftentimes, in sports, it is unpredictable how you will land when coming down from a leap in the air (i.e. doing a layup in basketball, making a catch over the fence in softball/baseball, etc). It is still a great idea to practice landing mechanics via performing eccentric squats off of a box (starting on a box and jumping down into a squat position).

Two things to keep in mind:
1) it is always better to land with your feet wider than your shoulders to prevent injury as the force is greater traveling up your legs if your feet are too narrow
2) try your best to land quietly to try and absorb as much impact as possible

Clare Kramer, PT, DPT
Rush Physical Therapy – Gold Coast
1030 N Clark St., Suite 610
P: (312) 900-9595