Author: Dr. Leslie Desrosiers

Leslie founded Elite Concepts Physical Therapy and Performance in North County San Diego to provide a premier concierge physical therapy experience. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Orthopedic Specialist. She treats a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and specializes in working with athletes, particularly soccer players from youth to professional levels. Leslie is an expert in her field and provides an exemplary service that is top-of-the-line and truly the future of Physical Therapy. Learn more here: http://www.eliteconceptspt.com/

ACL Injuries – Get to Know the Risk Factors

ACL Injuries – Get to Know the Risk Factors

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, commonly referred to as the ACL, is a dense band of tissue that provides stability to the knee. Fibers of the ACL can ...
Common Causes of Anterior Knee Pain in Youth Athletes – Part II

Common Causes of Anterior Knee Pain in Youth Athletes – Part II

In Part I of this article, I presented four causes of anterior knee pain that youth athletes may suffer from, including how they differ and what might ...
Common Causes of Anterior Knee Pain in Youth Athletes – Part I

Common Causes of Anterior Knee Pain in Youth Athletes – Part I

Knee pain is one of the most common areas of complaint in youth athletics.  If you haven’t experienced knee pain yourself, then you probably know some ...
Achilles Tendonopathy in Soccer

Achilles Tendonopathy in Soccer

If you are a soccer player, then you may have experienced pain or swelling in the back of your heel, over the thick cord-like structure, called your A ...
Ankle Sprains in Soccer: What to Know About Prevention and Rehabilitation – Part II

Ankle Sprains in Soccer: What to Know About Prevention and Rehabilitation – Part II

In Part I of this article, various types of ankle sprains that soccer athletes experience are described as well as tips for prevention. These injuries ...
Ankle Sprains in Soccer: What to Know About Prevention and Rehabilitation – Part I

Ankle Sprains in Soccer: What to Know About Prevention and Rehabilitation – Part I

Ankle sprains are the most common injury in soccer, accounting for nearly 20% of all soccer injuries.  Understanding ankle sprains, including preventi ...
Classification of a Ligament Sprain

Classification of a Ligament Sprain

Sprains are classified into three grades of severity, ranging from over-stretching to complete tearing of the ligament.  In a severe sprain, the ligam ...
How to Manage Acute Inflammation

How to Manage Acute Inflammation

You have heard of RICE for managing inflammation, but how about PRICEMEM? Protect, Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate, Manual Therapy, Early Motion, Medica ...
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