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4 things athletes can do to prevent injury With spring ending and summer sports programs and activities opening up, it’s time to consider getting the most out of your athletic preparation, injury prevention, and treatment. Whether you’re new to a sport or are a seasoned athlete, here are four steps you can take to prevent injuries: 1. Warm Up: More than 30% of injuries seen in sports medical clinics are injuries to skeletal muscles. Warm ups can 1) improve muscle dynamics to reduce injury and 2) prepare the body for the stresses of exercise. Warm ups may even help you move faster. They should be completed at least 15 minutes before any exercise to maximize the benefits. The warm up should