A few years back, we pieced together an article on a very important topic; best boots for players suffering with Sever’s disease. Most of you reading this will already know what severs is, as you are probably here trying to find answers. For those that don’t know, Sever’s (also known …Read More »
What Are The Best Soccer Boots for Players With Severs?
One of the toughest “playable” injuries that occurs commonly in youth soccer is Sever’s Disease. Sever’s (also known as calcaneal apophysitis) is a type of bone injury in which the growth plate in the lower back of the heel, where the Achilles tendon (the heel cord that attaches to the growth plate) attaches, becomes …Read More »
How Soccer Players Can Work to Avoid Hamstring Injuries!
Hamstring injuries – YIKES! Need I extrapolate on the frustration soccer players experience with these three muscles? We can all agree that hamstrings can become the bane of any soccer player’s existence. This is no doubt due to the fact that this muscle group has the highest rate of injury …Read More »
Fortisocks – Complete Blister Prevention?
Here is an interesting product to check out that just might solve the issue of blisters with some of you out there. Fortisocks are a nylon slip-on that are intended to decrease friction and help decrease the opportunity to debilitating foot blisters while you play. When breaking in a new …Read More »
Yoga on the Road – Poses to Stay in Prime Shape During Travel
Travel. For many, travel comes in spurts (think holidays or that vacation you’ve been saving up for), but for athletes it can be a constant source of misery while in season. Whether you are sitting on a bus or on a plane, travel can take a serious toll on your …Read More »
How Does Correct Self Care Improve Soccer Player Performance?
Working in the field of massage therapy has definitely given me the inside view on the toll life takes on the body. Unfortunately most of us learn too late to really take care of our bodies, after all it is the only possession we have from day one to the …Read More »
Self Care – Trigger Point Therapy
Being sore isn’t so fun. Sure it feels good to have a hard work out or practice, to have a trying game where you end up on the turf a few times. I love the initial soreness of it for sure. Soccer is a rough game and it takes a heavy toll …Read More »
Foot Care; Six Tips To Keep Your Feet Healthy
If your feet are bothering you it becomes hard to play comfortably, sometimes it gets hard to play at all! Having owned well over 30 pairs of boots I can tell you foot problems can really add up and seeing as I’ve had to deal with breaking in and getting …Read More »
Shock Doctor Knee Brace Quartet Review
We all know knee injuries can take their toll. If you haven’t experienced one personally you probably know several people who have. The knee is a pretty important and sturdy structure but there are many things that can go wrong with it. Just check out the article I wrote about …Read More »
Yoga – Another Type of Fitness for Soccer Players
After doing one 30 minute session of yoga I knew I had to do my research and see if Yoga could be a good complement to a soccer players usual work out. The half hour yoga session made the normal strength training that I do feel like a walk in …Read More »
KT or Kinesiology Tape – Whats it all About?
I think that at this point we’ve all seen at least one professional athlete with unusual looking black tape on an arm, leg, shoulder or even on their ribs. This tape is called Kinesiology Tape or a lot of people will refer to it simply as KT. A lot of professional athletes, and many …Read More »
What Not To Do, Pre and Post Injury!
No matter what level you are playing at injury is always a risk. But at all levels there are a few basic things that we all do, or don’t do, that can potentially lead to injury or extend the healing time. We also tend to not take care of ourselves …Read More »
The Knee; Anatomy, Injury, Care and Prevention
The knee. One of the most important (after the hip but before the ankle) and easy to injure joint for us soccer players. Every one knows at least one team mate or fellow player who has had their soccer playing career cut short or delayed by a knee injury. My …Read More »
The Case for Headgear in Soccer
Concussions make up a mere 2-3% of all injuries in soccer, but the issue may be bigger than you think. There are thousands of head injuries in soccer every year, in 2009 alone there were a reported 24,184 head injuries treated in United States emergency rooms. Even more minor head …Read More »