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Posted on June 30, 2014 by John Gallucci | 0 comments
Some of the most common injuries seen on the soccer field occur in the knee. This is because the knee is the primary shock absorber for the lower body during running, jumping, cutting and kicking. A Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain occurs following an external valgus, or lateral, force to the knee. This commonly occurs when two players attempt to strike the ball simultaneously or if one player falls onto another athlete's knee with the foot planted. There are three...
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Posted on June 23, 2014 by John Gallucci | 0 comments
[image via Flickr] Because the hip joint is a ball and socket orientation with large range of motion, it requires good structural support from surrounding tendons and muscles in order to prevent injury. One of the structures at risk for injury in the hip is the labrum which is a layer of cartilage that provides extra stability for the joint. An acute tear of the labrum most often occurs following a dislocated or subluxed...
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Posted on June 16, 2014 by John Gallucci | 0 comments
Because of the demands placed on the hip joint during soccer specific activities including running, sprinting, dribbling, kicking and other complex movement combinations an athlete must have a great amount of hip strength, flexibility and control in order to prevent injury. When considering the biomechanical break down of the soccer athlete's kick you will see there is a great demand placed on the joint requiring good muscular control and flexibility. The first phase of the kick, or the...
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Posted on June 9, 2014 by John Gallucci | 0 comments
The area of the body with the highest incident of injury in the soccer athlete is the foot and ankle with ankle sprains making up approximately 15% of the total injuries. An ankle sprain is commonly caused by rolling over the outside of the ankle resulting in overstretching of the tendons and ligaments on the lateral aspect of the ankle. The tendons and ligaments provide stability for the ankle joint and it is critical that they are strong in the running athlete. There...
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Posted on June 6, 2014 by Demos Health | 0 comments
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