Category: Nutrition and Health

5 Tips on the Art of Preventing Ankle Sprains

5 Tips on the Art of Preventing Ankle Sprains

Ankles are anatomically stabilized passively with ligaments and actively with muscles that cross the ankle complex. An ankle sprain occurs when the jo ...
Goalkeepers Get Injured Too!

Goalkeepers Get Injured Too!

When we mention soccer and injuries in the same sentence we tend to think of ankle sprains, torn ACLs and other injuries that are specific to the lowe ...
Nutrition: What You Put In Is What You Put Out

Nutrition: What You Put In Is What You Put Out

Youth and teenage athletes must develop good eating habits that will last them a lifetime. This is the best time to introduce a healthy lifestyle, so ...
Screen Your Teen Event Hosted by USD

Screen Your Teen Event Hosted by USD

Youth, ages 12 to 25, are invited to get a free heart screening on Sunday, April 9 at University of San Diego's Hahn School of Nursing and Health Scie ...
Best Practices for Getting in Shape this Season

Best Practices for Getting in Shape this Season

What fuels an athlete? There are three energy systems, or bioenergetics, that overlap and work together on a cellular level to physiologically produce ...
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 ...
Recover Faster, Injury or No Injury: FDM Q and A with Dr. Chad Wells

Recover Faster, Injury or No Injury: FDM Q and A with Dr. Chad Wells

It was just another night of pick-up with friends. You know the kind where everyone is out to have fun try new tricks, maybe pull a meg or two. As I a ...
Shin Splints: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Shin Splints: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Soccer Nation is pleased to partner with injury prevention expert, Dr. John Gallucci Jr. MS, PT, DPT, ATC. Check out Gallucci's article for Soccer Nat ...
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 ...
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