How to Avoid Common Soccer Injuries: Key Advice from MLS Medical Coordinator

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John Gallucci Jr., president and founder of JAG-ONE Physical Therapy and Medical Coordinator for Major League Soccer, was published yesterday on Bleacher Report in an article entitled “How to Avoid Common Soccer Injuries: Key Advice from MLS Medical Coordinator.” See the excerpt below.

Statistics tell us that over 600,000 people a year are hurt while playing soccer in the United States. Yet, if we start to use some common sense, some of these injuries can be prevented.

Soccer is growing each and every day throughout the nation and still, we make the same training mistakes. The following are some simple concepts to decrease the most common injuries incurred while playing soccer—which include strains, sprains, contusions, overuse injuries and hydration issues. read more