Hopping exercises are important in late stage rehabilitation in lots of sports. They help to improve balance, proprioception and explosive strength.
- Many variations on hopping exercises are available. Start with a small hop on the spot and gradually increase the height jumped.
- Try hopping to the front, to the side and backwards.
- Try hopping from one leg and landing on the other.
- Equipment such as hoops, agility ladders and minim hurdles can all be used to add further challenge.