Soccer is a rough, high-contact sport, but unlike football and hockey, players aren’t required to wear more padding than shin guards to protect them from injury. The game’s quick and intense pace demands a lot from athletes and injuries are very common. These injuries can happen without warning, and tend to occur in the athlete’s lower extremity when he/she plants to take a free kick, sprints after a loose ball, or tackles to win control of the ball.
Therapists can utilize video analysis to conduct a full movement screen of the athlete’s running and kicking motion to assess poor posture or joint biomechanics that could lead to injury. If we spot any dysfunctions, we’ll create a sport-specific exercise plan to help athletes correct faulty movement patterns and avoid future injuries.
Our sports medicine experts can also recommend strength training exercises that are specific to the demands of the athlete’s sport to improve performance.