Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide to Optimal Performance for Players, Parents, and Coaches

Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide to Optimal Performance for Players, Parents, and Coaches


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Written by the medical coordinator for Major League Soccer, a nationally recognized physical therapist who treats athletes of all ages and abilities, Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the best training, strengthening, stretching, nutrition, and hydration regimens to keep athletes Ò both professional and recreational - safe and on the field. YouÌll learn:

  • Ways to prevent the most common soccer injuries, including ACL tears, fractures, ankle sprains, calf strains, shin splints, and overuse injuries
  • To identify the signs and symptoms of injury and when to seek treatment
  • Common setbacks for children and youth
  • How to reduce pain and stop nagging injuries from becoming chronic problems
  • Return-to-play protocols for concussion and warning signs for serious brain injury
  • Exercises to build endurance, flexibility, and power while protecting your body from harm
  • The LESS program, a targeted lower-body strengthening plan to prevent injury


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936303656
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/05/2014
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

John Gallucci Jr., MS, ATC, PT, DPT is the medical coordinator for Major League Soccer (MLS), overseeing the medical care of more than 600 professional soccer players, and the founder and president of JAG Physical Therapy, managing seven outpatient, physical therapy sports medicine centers in New Jersey. Gallucci serves as a medical resource to over 100 soccer clubs throughout New York and New Jersey for athletic training services, injury prevention education, and the highest quality sports-medicine physical therapy care as well as a sports medicine consultant for many NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and MLS athletes. He has appeared on ESPN's award-winning "Outside the Lines," Fox 5 News, and WFAN and been featured in the New York Daily News and First for Women, among numerous other media outlets. He lives in West Orange, NJ.

Tab Ramos is a U.S. Soccer Federation U-20 Head Coach and former U.S. National Team All-Star.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Tab Ramos
; Introduction
; Chapter 1: Youth Injuries
; Chapter 2: Overuse Injuries
; Chapter 3: Foot and Ankle Injuries
; Chapter 4: Knee Injuries
; Chapter 5: Hip and Thigh Injuries
; Chapter 6: Spinal Injuries
; Chapter 7: Injuries to the Upper Extremity
; Chapter 8: Concussions
; Chapter 9: Strength and Conditioning
; Chapter 10: Hydration and Nutrition
; JAG Physical Therapy Lower Extremity Strengthening System Program
; Glossary

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