Sports medicine specialist and team physician for the San Antonio Scorpions Dr. Christian Balldin appeared on Great Day SA yesterday to discuss soccer safety and things players and parents can do to prevent common injuries. Watch the full interview below:
~Video Courtesy Great Day SA~
Interest in soccer has been growing in the US in recent years. It’s a sport where you don’t need a lot of equipment to play, just a ball and some shin guards to protect your shin bones (tibias) from injury.
However, one of the most common injuries in soccer is not a contact injury at all, but an injury that occurs to the knee when pivoting or changing direction. These are called Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears. Learn more about ACL injuries and how to prevent them.
In the video above, Stephanie Nino, lead physical therapist at TSAOG’s Medical Center office and team physical therapist for the San Antonio Scorpions, demonstrates exercises that you can perform to give your body better motion control for knee movements, which can reduce your risk of ACL tears and other knee injuries.
Educating our community on how to prevent common injuries (as well as treating them when they occur) is one more way TSAOG makes your health our mission.