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TSPT NOW HIRING!

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Licensed Physical Therapist – 30 hours per week – Bilingual (Spanish) a plus

Please email resume to jperno@therasport.org or Fax to: (856) 661-0204

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TheraSport Physical Therapy – Soccer

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The Soccer season is in full swing, and with such a dynamic sport many injuries can occur without proper stretching or injury prevention activities. Soccer injury prevention consists of strengthening and conditioning for optimal physical performance while on the pitch. Most soccer training sessions have well-designed practice plans for skills and tactics, with a solid warm-up before play. A healthier team with fewer injuries comes from a well prepared fitness plan and training schedule.

Most time loss injuries in soccer are due to ligament injuries (to the ankle and knee) In a high energy fast-paced soccer match, ligament injuries are very common. In lower levels of play, injuries that lead to the most concern, especially amongst middle and high school areas of play knee injuries, specifically to the anterior cruciate ligament.

Some Common Soccer Injuries Include:

Hip Flexor Strains:

Common in the soccer population due to the kicking involved, strains occur when a muscle is overstretched causing tearing in the muscle. Therapy is an excellent way to decrease swelling and increase flexibility, strength, returning the individual to playing soccer.

Patello Femoral Syndrome:

A more common problem in female soccer players, it involves poor tracking of your patella in the femoral groove. Therapy helps to re-align the patella and decrease pain in the knee joint

MCL/ACL Tear:

Soccer players often injure the ligaments in the knee due to the cutting and pivoting required in the sport. The medial collateral ligament and anterior cruciate ligament are two of the four major knee ligaments. Following a tear of one or more of these ligaments, treatment varies from therapy to surgical reconstruction.

Ankle Sprain:

Common in Soccer players, it involves over stretching of the ligaments that stabilize the ankle joint. This injury responds well to a therapy program that is designed to increase strength, flexibility, and propricopetion in the ankle joint.

Contact TSPT today to find out how we can help develop a program to boost your sports performance and overall fitness goals!

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Keep Cool with your Summer Exercise! – TheraSport Physical Therapy

Summer exercise is great, but some days the conditions may not be ideal. The sweltering sun, high humidity, and blazing hot temperatures are all factors you must consider with your summer exercise routine. You can learn tips to enhance your exercise routine this summer, without compromising your health.

• Time your exercises around the hottest points of the day. Beat the heat.

• Take breaks and rest in shaded areas. If you are doing cardio, remember to take in account the levels of heat and stress on your body.

• Protect your skin from over exposure of UV rays. Use a sunblock when exercising outside. Make sure you reapply when necessary.

• Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water before and after your exercise routine.

• Make sure you eat well. You need to have a well rounded diet to perform your best, especially in harsh weather conditions.

• Be mindful of how long you are exposed to the heat. It takes very little time in the sun for our bodies to get overheated. So manage your exercise time properly.

• During the hottest exercise days, consider wearing loose,  and UV protective clothing. You want your clothes to breathe to ensure you won’t overheat.

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