24
08
2016

Heel pain in soccer players

Heel pain is a common problem in any “cleated” athlete, and something often treated at my physical therapy office. This essay will focus on the most common cause of heel pain in young soccer players. —– Differential diagnoses includes Achilles tendinitis, stress fracture, rec...

11
08
2016

Soccer: Save the knees

Today I learned that two players on one soccer team suffered ACL (knee ligament) tears in one day. The athletes will be having surgery and miss the fall season. This did not occur during intramural or middle-aged pick-up soccer, but in an NCAA D1 womens soccer team. Two major knee injuries in one da...

05
08
2016

Is Specializing in One Sport a Bad Idea?

“You must play only one sport.” “You cannot play only one sport.”  What a difference one word makes! The first statement implies that the athlete must specialize and do nothing else. The second statement indicates that playing only one sport is not allowed. Both statement are...