PERFECT 10.0 Tips to KeepYour Optional Healthy This Season
By Brandi Smith- Young, PT
Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy
#6 LANDING MECHANICS:
Proper jump and landing mechanics are imperative to ensure normal loading of the joints and tissue. It is important to note the athlete lands with a straight back, hips square, hip in line with the knee, knee line with the 2nd toes, hips slightly flexed, and the knees bent falling over the midfoot not past the toes as seen in picture bellow. This is easily trained during your normal stick drills, as warm-up at the beginning of practice or for vault, and during plyometrics or conditioning.