Tag: Injury

3 Ways to Protect Your Players’ Knees in 3 Minutes

3 Ways to Protect Your Players’ Knees in 3 Minutes

In this series, I’ve put together 3 exercises showing 3 different components of training that will help to strengthen your legs and protect your knees ...
An Injury Prevention and Performance Secret Revealed

An Injury Prevention and Performance Secret Revealed

You have 60 SECONDS before the most competitive event of your life… What do you do to optimize performance and safe execution? In the final minute ...
What exactly is a pulled hip flexor?

What exactly is a pulled hip flexor?

Chances are, that pain is probably not from a pulled hip flexor. Hip impingement, also known as femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (or FAI), is ...
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 ...
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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