Tag Archive: Athletic Training

US Soccer: U15 Girls National Team

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During the third camp of 2016 for the U-15 Girls’ National Team (GNT) in Portland, Oregon, I had the opportunity of working with the same coaches I worked with last spring in Carson, California. I was also able to work with some of the same players, so it was a great opportunity to see how they had improved and matured over the past year.

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US Soccer: U-17 Men’s National Team goes to India

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From May 11th -26th the U-17 Men’s National Team participated in the first every international youth soccer tournament held in the country of India.  India also happens to be the host country for the 2000’s age cycle world cup to be held in October of 2017.

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Copa America Centenario 2016

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Athletico’s involvement with Copa America Centenario

At 100 years old, the Copa America Centenario is the oldest international continental “football” competition. For the first time it is being played on American soil, having only been played in South America in the past. (more…)

US Soccer U16 Boys National Team: Follow Up From Italy

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Over the course of the past twelve days, I have experienced working with the US Soccer U16 Boys National team in Gradisca, Italy.

The trip started off quickly after a long day of traveling with a light practice to help reduce the jet lag. Practice that day was kept to an hour mostly consisting of dynamic movements and ball handling drills. The next two days consisted of a little bit longer practices. After breakfast on these days, I would assist the exercise physiologist to conduct hydration testing. We also did body composition for each athlete on practice days. Following hydration testing, treatments, and a short team meeting we would head onto the bus for practice. Practice took place just across the border in Slovenia. Following practice was lunch and a regeneration session in the afternoon. Free time for the players consisted of team meeting and being treated for a variety of ailments.

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Shin Splints: Who is at Risk?

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Shin Splints: From basketball players in the NCAA tournament to middle age runners on the sidewalk, who is at risk and why?

If you have lived an active lifestyle, participated in sports or even follow sports you’ve probably heard
of or experienced ‘shin splints’ at some point. But what are shin splints?

In the physical therapy world, it is referred to as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS).

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Hot topics Regarding Overhead Throwing From This Year’s ASMI Conference

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The American Sports Medicine Institute’s Annual Conference on sports injuries was held on January 29-31st of this year.  In its 34th year, this particular conference focused primarily on the health, safety and treatment of overhead throwing athletes, with emphasis on baseball pitchers.   (more…)

Hockey Training Tip: Off-Ice Balance Training

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Lower extremity strength training is a priority when considering a comprehensive training program for youth hockey players. Most coaches consider dynamic stretching, functional strengthening and plyometric training to be enough. However in a sport where agility and balance are essential it is important to consider how players can improve these components off the ice. (more…)

Physical Therapy Fun Facts

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October is National Physical Therapy Month.

In honor of physical therapy month here are some physical therapy fun facts that you may not have been aware of.

Did you know?:

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On the Road with U.S. Soccer

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Editor’s Note: Athletico has been a partner of U.S. Soccer for more than 10  years. As the Official Provider of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training to the organization, Athletico provides athletic training support for all of the men’s and women’s soccer teams, which includes traveling with the teams both domestically and internationally. This special blog post will chronicle our athletic trainers’ experiences both on and off the field traveling with these teams. (more…)

Athletic Trainers Keep You at the Top of Your Game

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You may think of an athletic trainer as the person at the end of the bench who comes running to the aid of an injured player. While you’d be right, you would be only partially right. Certified athletic trainers are members of a health care team who work with physicians, physical therapists and others to help prevent, recognize, assess, and rehabilitate injuries no matter where they occur. Athletic trainers are everywhere from the field, in the back yard and on the dance floor or stage. (more…)

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