Introduction to Basketball

Physical Therapy in Staten Island, Manhattan, and New Jersey for Basketball

Welcome to T.L.C. Physical Therapy's patient resource about basketball.

Sometimes it may seem as if a basketball player can defy the laws of gravity with a wicked dunk or jump shot.  Almost everyone can remember Michael Jordan propelling himself through the air, almost as if he was climbing an invisible stairway, straight to the basket.  However, regardless of how graceful a basketball player may seem, it is important to know, no one can fly, and it only looks incredible until you come falling back down to Earth.

Basketball injuries are easy to get.  This fast paced game is based around repetitive arm and leg movements and the most common injuries are wrist and ankle sprains.  Therefore, it is important for you to know how to avoid suffering from these injuries at all costs.  You must prepare yourself for the game you are going to play.
We have designed this area of our website with the “baller” in mind.  Whether you are playing a pick up game on the street or you are Center Court at Madison Square Gardens, it’s our goal to make sure you shoot more lay-ups and keep you from being “laid-up.”

Explore our basketball pages:

  • T.L.C. Staten Island North
    1100 Clove Road Suite GC
    Staten Island, NY 10301
    Phone: (718) 816-6500
    Fax: (718) 816-4677

  • T.L.C. Staten Island South
    236 Richmond Valley Rd
    Suite 16
    Staten Island NY 10309
    Phone: (718) 816-6500
    Fax: (718) 816-4677
  • T.L.C. Manhattan
    20 E. 46th Street 7th Floor
    New York, NY 10017
    Main Phone: (718) 816-6500
    Alt Phone: (212) 758-3939

  • T.L.C. New Jersey
    176 Rt. 9 North Suite 204
    Englishtown, NJ 07726
    Main Phone: (732) 490-7979
    Fax: (718) 816-4677