Interval sport programs: guidelines for baseball, tennis, and golf

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2002 Jun;32(6):293-8. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2002.32.6.293.


In using an ISP in conjunction with a structured rehabilitation program, the athlete should be able to return to full competition status. The general guidelines and specific programs outlined are used to minimize the chance of reinjury and to facilitate the return of function and confidence in the athlete. The program and its progression should be modified to meet the specific needs of each individual athlete. A comprehensive program consisting of a propter maintenance rehabilitation program incorporating strengthening, flexibility, plyometric, dynamic stabilization, and neuromuscular controls drills, as well as appropriate warm-up procedures and biomechanics, is essential in returning athletes to competition as quickly and safely as possible.

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / rehabilitation*
  • Baseball / injuries
  • Exercise Therapy*
  • Golf / injuries
  • Humans
  • Tennis / injuries