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Review | Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment

Goodreads Synopsis:

Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment

Written by the medical coordinator for Major League Soccer, a nationally recognized physical therapist who treats athletes of all ages and abilities, “Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment” is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the best training, strengthening, stretching, nutrition, and hydration regimens to keep athletes – both professional and recreational – safe and on the field. You’ll learn:

Ways to prevent the most common soccer injuries, including ACL tears, fractures, ankle sprains, calf strains, shin splints, and overuse injuries To identify the signs and symptoms of injury and when to seek treatment Common setbacks for children and youth How to reduce pain and stop nagging injuries from becoming chronic problems Return-to-play protocols for concussion and warning signs for serious brain injury Exercises to build endurance, flexibility, and power while protecting your body from harm The LESS program, a targeted lower-body strengthening plan to prevent injury.

Hott Review of Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment:

This is obviously not a reading book so, in some ways it’s a bit difficult to review but overall it is a very helpful book.

The medical terms are a bit over my head and I did have some trouble understanding some of what he’s referencing at times throughout the book.

However, this is something to keep on the shelf because as the mom of a soccer player and the wife of a coach I’m constantly on the sidelines watching and making sure that everyone is playing at their potential. This book has helped our players understand their muscles better and has given us, as parents, a better understanding of what is acceptable and unacceptable pain and what to do about it.


Author: John Gallucci, Jr., MS, ATC, PT, DPT
Source: Demos Medical Publishing via Netgalley
Grade: B

John Gallucci, Jr., MS, ATC, PT, DPT

The dynamic founder and president of JAG Physical Therapy, John Gallucci, Jr., MS, ATC, PT, DPT, is in demand for his expertise in injury prevention, rehabilitation, sports medicine and athletic conditioning. He has appeared often on radio and television, including ESPN’s award-winning “Outside the Lines”, MSG Varsity, NJ News 12, WFAN and is a popular public speaker.

Gallucci has made a major impact in his fields throughout the New York/New Jersey area, and holds a national presence in the sports medicine community. JAG Physical Therapy now offers comprehensive orthopedic outpatient centers in New York City, West Orange, Warren, Cedar Knolls, Union, Hackensack, Woodbridge and Princeton, New Jersey.

Currently, John is the Medical Coordinator for Major League Soccer (MLS), coordinating the medical care of more than 500 professional soccer players. Gallucci is the former Head Trainer of the New York Red Bulls MLS team and is a Sports Medicine consultant for professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, and USA Wrestling. John has also worked in the Athletic Departments of Columbia University, New York University and Long Island University, and has been a Clinical Instructor at Columbia University, Seton Hall University, Rutgers University, and Dominican College. John is the former Program Director of Barnabas Health’s Sport Medicine Institute and also serves as an appointed member of New Jersey Governor Christie’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport. Professional athletes around the world, members of the Forbes Billionaires List, America’s Civil Servants, and the everyday person have all sought the expertise and knowledge of John Gallucci, Jr. In the local community, John’s charitable efforts have included a leading role in the fundraisers for Barnabas Health, The Valerie Fund, The LaConti Child Life Fund, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Arthritis Foundation, and The American Cancer Society. He supports more than 60 high schools, college programs and athletic clubs throughout the Tri-State Area.

Websites & Links:

– info from www.jagpt.com


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