What is your sport: Ultimate Frisbee

Compared to other sports, ultimate frisbee is fairly new. It was created in 1968 by a group of high school students in New Jersey. Since then, the ultimate frisbee scene has exploded. Millions of people across the U.S.A. and Canada participate in the sport. The objective of the game is to score the most points by passing the Frisbee to a player on the same team over the opposing team’s goal line.  

It’s a fast paced game requiring a set of endurance and agility skills. Surprisingly, it’s a self-officiated game. This means that all players participating must understand the rules involved and must adhere to fair play. In more competitive leagues, there is occasionally a referee.  

Main Muscles Used in Ultimate Frisbee

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Common Muscle Injuries from Ultimate Frisbee

The most common ultimate frisbee injuries include: 

  • Knee Injuries: A torn ACL and IT band syndrome aren’t uncommon in ultimate frisbee players.  
  • Ankle Injuries: Ankle sprains are some of the most common injuries experienced by individuals playing ultimate frisbee. The uneven terrain sets up the perfect scenario for this to occur. 
  • Dislocated or Fractured Finger: Due to the technique used to throw the frisbee, dislocated or fractured fingers may happen. 
  • Shoulder Injuries: A fall or improper movement of the shoulder may result in a muscle strain, instability, or a dislocation.  

How Can You Alleviate Your Ultimate Frisbee Injuries?

If an injury occurs during play, take a break. Assess the injury. If the pain continues, seek out immediate medical attention. The R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) method can further be utilized after the onset of injury. Make sure to only ice for 15-20 minutes at a time – leaving 45 minutes in between applications. It’s also important to place a cloth in between the ice and your skin to prevent skin damage.  

If required, your doctor may recommend massage, osteopathy, sport taping, or acupuncture as part of your treatment plan. At Athlete’s Choice Massage, our expert team has the experience and skills to help you make a full recovery from an ultimate frisbee injury. Contact our clinic today. Or better yet book your next appointment online right now! Get back on the playing field and get back to feeling your best. 

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