Basketball and Volleyball

  • James M. Losito


Basketball and volleyball are clearly similar sports with regard to their ballistic nature and the need for lateral (side-to-side) movement. The primary difference is that there is no consistent running in volleyball and basketball does not generally involve lunging or diving on a regular basis. Current design strategies in court shoes are aimed at lateral stability, torsional flexibility, cushioning, and traction control to decrease the risk of injury [1].


Ankle Sprain Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Plantar Fasciitis Lateral Ankle Volleyball Player 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James M. Losito
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Podiatric MedicineBarry University, Miami ShoresMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Division of PodiatryMercy HospitalMiamiUSA

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