What We Treat

The Sports Medicine team includes physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, orthotists and pediatric sports medicine physicians. We evaluate each athlete’s body mechanics and history of injury to create an exercise plan tailored to his performance goals. We are experts in treating:

  • ACL tears
  • Hamstring and hip flexor strains
  • Hip apophysitis injuries
  • Patellofemoral stress syndrome
  • Patella dislocation
  • Ankle sprains
  • MCL/LCL sprains and tears
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Back pain
  • Concussion

Services We Offer

  • Posture assessment
  • Strength testing
  • Flexibility assessment
  • Dartfish motion analysis
  • Kicking assessment
  • Heading assessment
  • Training tips
  • Advice about stretching and strengthening exercises

Tips to improve your game and prevent injury

Improve balance on the plant foot
This will increase control, balance, accuracy, and reaction time, and will decrease chances of:

  • Ankle sprains
  • ACL tears
  • Injuries due to collisions

Develop both hip and core strength, including rotational strength
This will increase power, precision, distance, control and reaction time, and will decrease chances of:

  • Hamstring and hip flexor strains
  • Hamstring and hip flexor apophysitis
  • ACL tears
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Back pain
  • Injuries due to collisions

Practice proper knee alignment while passing, crossing and striking the ball
This will increase power, distance, accuracy and control, and will decrease chances of:

  • Hamstring and hip flexor strains
  • ACL tears
  • MCL tear/sprain
  • LCL tear/sprain
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Patella dislocations
  • Back pain
  • Ankle injuries

Lock the kicking ankle while passing or shooting
This will increase power, distance, accuracy and control, and will decrease chances of:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee sprains
  • Toe injuries

Follow through with the kicking leg and continue momentum forward
This will increase control, accuracy and power, and will decrease chances of back and hip injuries.

Contact Jennifer Meyer for more information.