Alpine Physical Therapy has begun a partnership with Missoula Strikers FC for this spring season. Two of our PTs at Alpine, Jess Kehoe and Leah Versteegen, have put together education materials on appropriate dynamic warm up, injury prevention, as well as fitness testing and training specific for youth soccer.
Our goal is to help this local youth program develop its players for maximum performance and decreased injury rates. Jess is heading up the effort getting to practices to teach the coaches and the players how to properly warm up with dynamic stretching. In addition, the players and coaches will learn how to perform strength and jump training with good mechanics to decrease risk of injury, most specifically rupture of the ACL, a common knee injury in soccer.
Leah has been spearheading the educational materials for the fitness testing and training schedules, which are integral to preventing overtraining and common overuse injuries. John Prugh has also been helping us in all these areas. We hope this partnership lasts for many years to benefit our local kids and help to continually improve the soccer program here in Missoula.
For more information on Alpine’s sport outreach for soccer, visit our clinic web page on the topic by clicking here.