Arguably one of the most demanding sports there is, soccer requires astounding amounts of stamina, agility, and balance.
Injuries to the lower extremities are the most common in soccer.
These injuries may be traumatic, such as a kick to the leg or a twist to the knee, or result from overuse of a muscle, tendon, or bone. Sprains and strains are the most common lower extremity injuries, and the severity of these injuries can vary quite a bit. Cartilage tears and ACL sprains in the knee are some of the more common injuries that may require surgery.
Shin splints, patellar tendinitis, and Achilles tendinitis (pain in the back of the ankle) are some of the more common soccer overuse conditions. Soccer players are also prone to groin pulls and thigh and calf muscle strains.
MOTI Physical Therapists have helped may soccer players rehab injuries and return to sport stronger and faster than before. Your clinician will not only help you recover from your injury…they will work to identify the movement patterns that may have led to the damaged tissues in the first place. MOTI Physical Therapists have developed advanced, sport-specific therapeutic exercises to help soccer players increase speed and power on the field, and (most importantly) to help prevent future injuries.
If you are a soccer player, and you are experiencing pain or a physical problem that is affecting your game, come in for a consultation with a MOTI Physical Therapist.