Did you know that the first game of college volleyball was played all the way back in 1896 at Springfield College in Massachusetts? Since then, volleyball has exploded in popularity at both the youth and collegiate levels. Whether at the junior varsity, varsity, or collegiate level, volleyball is one of the most active, engaging, and downright fun sports played around the world. Plus, there are many different forms, the two main ones being team volleyball (played indoors on a hard court with 6 people) and beach volleyball (played on the sand outdoors with 2 people per team). However you serve it up, volleyball is super fun, super competitive, and unfortunately super prone to injuries.

Some of the most common injuries volleyball players could get include: 

  • ACL tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Ankle sprains
  • Wrist sprains
  • Concussions
  • Hip labral tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Finger injuries 

Volleyball is one of those sports in which players are subject to overuse injuries, especially given the repetitive overhead motions like spiking and blocking. That’ll do a number on anyone’s shoulders

A volleyball injury could take a player out for just a short while or it could sideline them for the rest of the season, something no coach or player wants to see happen. It all depends on the severity of the injury and how the player rehabs it. Proper physical therapy is critical for rehabbing a volleyball injury. The key is to find yourself a great sports physical therapist you can trust like Next Level Physio. We’ll help you get back on the court in no time.