Injury Prevention in Grappling Sports – Part II

By Dr. Trent Nessler Last week, we began our discussion on what we can do to reduce the incidence of injuries in grappling sports.  Sports like Jiu Jitsu, the injuries are going to occur, it is the nature of the sport.  How often they occur and the severity of them can be impacted by how we respond to an injury initially and what we do on the preventative side to reduce the risk of.   Last week, we discussed the importance of having both club owners and athletes to have physicians and physical therapists they can refer to or see who…

Injury Prevention in Grappling Sports

By Dr. Trent Nessler As a physical therapists, injury prevention specialist and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner (5 1/2 years), I am often asked to evaluate fighters, consult with practitioners on rehab with fighters and help design injury prevention programs for clubs or fighters.  This has become such a common theme that I am currently in the process of developing a 2 day medical continuing education course on treating the grappling athlete.  I see there is a huge need for this kind of information for medical professionals. For anyone that has been practicing Jiu Jitsu or practices in the grappling sports…

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