MIES, February 2, 2018 - FIBA on Tuesday released the inaugural issue
of FAST BREAK, its new educational resource as well as an initiative
to support basketball healthcare support personnel.
is a quarterly publication that presents basketball-related healthcare issues
and newsworthy research topics in order to assist the sport's healthcare
edition introduces the latest research on a variety of topics including: the
importance of ball control and self-regulatory skills; the epidemiology of
illness at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games; an analysis of sprain injury
cases; an evaluation of a shoulder injury prevention program in Wheelchair
basketball; and much more.
Harcourt, Chairman of FIBA's Medical Commission, said: "We are delighted
to present the first edition of FIBA's FAST BREAK, an initiative to support
team medical personnel and courtesy of our Canadian friends. This initiative is
the outcome of the FIBA Medical Commission's work and it aims to assist with
evidence-based healthcare practice in basketball. We will be publishing FAST BREAK
every three months and plan to distribute it to as many team doctors,
physiotherapists and sport trainers as possible. Please share FAST BREAK with
your basketball colleagues."
Baumann, FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Member, said: "I would like to congratulate the Medical Commission for
completing this important milestone and thank its members for their great
efforts to reach out to the basketball community as well as for providing the
highest quality of sports medicine knowledge. This resource will strengthen
FIBA's healthcare program for the benefit of all players."
Click here to view the first issue of FAST