Prevention of Patellar and Achilles Tendinopathies in Youth Basketball

We are trying to find out what injuries youth basketball players sustain during their regular season, and why they get them. This helps us determine who is more at risk for specific injuries, as well as the impact those injuries have on players. We use this information to create and test a basketball specific injury prevention program to reduce those injuries.

Study Partners

  • Alberta Schools' Athletic Association
  • Basketball Alberta
  • Calgary Board of Education
  • Calgary Catholic School District
  • GE Healthcare and National Basketball Association

Who is participating?

High School and Club Basketball players aged 12-18 years old in Calgary.

What are participants doing?

Players complete a pre-season fitness testing session. During the basketball season, players detail information on their injuries, attendance at games and practices, and report any pain.  Should participants be suspected of having a specific knee or ankle injury, they see a Sport Medicine Physician, Physiotherapist, Biomechanist, and Radiologist at the Sport Medicine Centre, University of Calgary regarding the injury.

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