How Can You Keep Your Kids Injury Free on the Soccer Field?
Lower extremity injuries make up 66% of all sports injuries. One of the most common knee injuries is rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL. Recent data indicates that the rate of ACL injuries is rising rapidly. Although males account for the highest number of ACL injuries in the general population, females in high-risk sports such as basketball and soccer have a 4 to 6 times greater risk of injury that their male counterparts. Thus, ACL injury prevention programs that include elements of strength, plyometrics, agility, balance and flexibility training should be a mandatory part of your child’s sporting and conditioning activities.
Our warm-up instruction video for players and coaches is a GREAT first step in getting players consistent with a warm up program of static stretches, dynamic stretches and plyometrics. FIFA has data that they have reduced the incidence of injuries in youth soccer players by 35-45 percent and reduced the severity of injuries by 20-30 percent by following a consistent warm up program before EVERY game and practice. They add an additional 10 minutes of strengthening and stability exercises such as running drills, front and side planks, hamstring drops, bridges, single leg balancing, squats, vertical and lateral jumps. Let OrthoWell show you the way!!
Check out our soccer warm-up video below:
Put on your favorite music and follow along with the warm-up program below: