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Ankle Taping Will Not Cure Your Ankle Sprain

Ankle taping will not fix your injury. Often times,athletes, especially young club level athletes will ask, "My ankle hurts. Can you tape it?" They often ask the question as if some piece of overpriced tape cloth will be the end all, be all cure to their ankle problems. However, this just isn't true.

The Importance of Concussion Testing

Concussion injuries are really not the problem. The real problem is in effectively managing it. In my opinion,  this holds especially true for soccer athletes at the high school/club level.

Neck Strengthening For Concussions

Research indicates that neck strengthening can actually prevent concussions.

Can Heading A Soccer Ball Cause Brain Damage?

Soccer is one of the only sports to require a player to apply a force to a ball with their head. This has inspired a great amount of research within the scientific community to determine if there are any long-term effects that occur to the brain specifically due to heading a soccer ball, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy seen in boxers and football players.

Ankle Protocol To Help Prevent Ankle Injuries

Courtesy of our very own Chris Phillips, ATC, CSCS, 90strong contributor and owner of Compete Sports Performance & Rehab in Lake Forest, he has created a specific ankle protocol that should be performed before and after soccer training.

5 minutes of quick and easy hip strengthening- part 3

In this 3 part video series I demonstrate exercises using a 22” long loop band from Power Systems. You can use a resistance band with handles or a long strip of latex band. These bands can be an inexpensive way to get resistance for these common exercises and are easy to carry. In this last video series I demonstrate exercises on your hands and knees.

Do mouth guards help prevent concussions?

The value of having a mouth guard in preventing dental injuries has been well documented for years but does it help prevent concussions? There are three theories on how a mouth guard will prevent or reduce the chance of a concussion