When someone is an athlete, you must understand what regions of the body are challenged with their sport. With soccer, you think of the thorax, foot, hip, and pelvis from the get-go.
Listen in as Erica discusses the movement she and her patient chose to assess and what they discovered.
Short-term treatment of someone’s symptomatic region may help in the short term, but getting them back in the game is another matter entirely. When a person has an issue with a long lever movement like kicking a soccer ball, recognize and respect the length-tension relationships of the muscles involved in the movement, like how someone’s adductor power can stem from an overactive posterior tibialis muscle.
A glance at this episode:
- [4:05] Prioritizing physical therapy treatment based on sports and movement patterns
- [7:19] Assessing a soccer player’s movement patterns
- [11:07] Assessing movement patterns in a patient with knee and adductor issues
- [15:21] Improving athletic performance through proper movement patterns