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Ready for State? Tips from a Sports Physical Therapist for High School Soccer Players in the Final Month

Hey High School Soccer Stars, As the final month of the season approaches, you’re likely feeling a mix of excitement and fatigue. This is the crucial moment where championships are won and dreams are realized. But to ensure you finish the season strong and avoid any last-minute setbacks, it’s essential to focus on your physical […]

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Strength Training Principles for High School Athletes

High school athletes, I have a question for you–do you strength train? Plyometric train? For countless high school athletes, regardless of sport, the answer is often “no.” Common reasons that I hear are “I don’t have time,” “I don’t have access to weights,” “I don’t know how to lift or how much to lift,” and

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Score Big: Protecting High School Soccer Players from ACL Tears

Soccer players– what scares you more: open water swimming with the possibility of sharks and jellyfish around, or tearing your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) at the start of season? I’d bet it’s the latter.  What if I told you that I know a way to decrease risk of ACL injury by 50%? You’re in luck,

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Navigating the Chaos: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective on Injuries in High School Sports

Clock is winding down– three minutes left in the first half. Barrow girls are up by ten over Homer HS. The game is getting messy. Elbows flying, blood dripping, fans going so crazy the cops are called–essentially the perfect storm for injuries. Out of the corner of my eye I see a girl with the

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