A Shot at a Full Comeback: How One Soccer Player Beat the Dreaded ACL Injury

A Shot at a Full Comeback: How One Soccer Player Beat the Dreaded ACL Injury

Female athletes have been known to have a higher risk of injuring their anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, while participating in competitive sports. McKaley Boston knows that pain all too well. This is her comeback story.
I’m a soccer mom… here’s why my kids are taking this year off

I’m a soccer mom… here’s why my kids are taking this year off

I’m a mom of two active boys who love soccer. They’ve been playing since they were five years old. As a former athlete and a physical therapist, I know how important it is to give your body time to rest and recover from overuse of the muscles and joints. When my kids came to me and said they wanted to take a break this season, I understood.
Hear it from an Athletic Trainer: Why Warming Up is a Crucial Piece in Your Soccer Training Plan

Hear it from an Athletic Trainer: Why Warming Up is a Crucial Piece in Your Soccer Training Plan

If you could increase your soccer skill level efficiency, drastically reduce your chance of injury, and help your body feel better before and after soccer, would you want to know how?
No Timeouts: Minimizing Injury Risk in Young Soccer Players

No Timeouts: Minimizing Injury Risk in Young Soccer Players

Soccer is not only one of the fastest growing sports, but it’s also one of the most fast-paced. Like any contact sport there is always potential for injury, but during the juvenile and teenage years those chances are higher simply due to growth patterns and growing bodies.
Soccer Injuries: What to Do

Soccer Injuries: What to Do

Jennifer DeRosa knows all too well about soccer injuries. Jennifer started playing soccer at four years old and battled through injuries from a young age through college, playing Division 1 Soccer at UNC Asheville. Injuries included knee and neck strains, and she even needed anterior compartment surgery to bilateral lower legs.
Soccer Injuries: Preparation is the Key to Prevention

Soccer Injuries: Preparation is the Key to Prevention

Prevention of injuries is key for all ages and all sports.
Warm Up Right for Soccer Performance and Prevention

Warm Up Right for Soccer Performance and Prevention

These days, most people usually agree that athletes should be doing some type of warm up prior to taking the field, including sports like soccer. What is less clear is exactly what that warm up should look like. Just jogging or doing prolonged hold, stretching is inadequate, and may actually do more harm than good.
SNST Launches a Weekly Newsletter and Radio Show

SNST Launches a Weekly Newsletter and Radio Show

We’re partnering with local sports medicine giant OrthoCarolina to bring you even more locally-brewed goodness here at Soccer ‘n’ Sweet Tea.
Is it time to lace up the cleats?

Is it time to lace up the cleats?

A former professional soccer player’s perspective on playing the sport
Why Foam Rolling is Important: A Soccer Player’s Perspective

Why Foam Rolling is Important: A Soccer Player’s Perspective

Not too long ago I was working with the U.S. Men’s National Beach Soccer team in their Beach World Cup qualifier tournament.
5 Things to Know about Charlotte Soccer Academy’s Brad Wylde

5 Things to Know about Charlotte Soccer Academy’s Brad Wylde

An interview with Brad Wylde, President and Executive Director of Charlotte Soccer Academy
Charlotte Soccer Academy Player of the Month - December 2016

Charlotte Soccer Academy Player of the Month - December 2016

CSA and OC Player of the Month Charlotte Soccer Academy and OrthoCarolina have partnered to present the Charlotte Soccer Academy Player of the Month Award. Each month, we will recognize an outstanding player.
Soccer: Eye Injury Treatment

Soccer: Eye Injury Treatment

Andy Hylton, OrthoCarolina physician assistant and former professional soccer player says direct blows to the eyes generally result in temporary blurry vision and can result in a "black eye", but occasionally a more serious eye injury can occur.
Multisport Soccer Player Tips

Multisport Soccer Player Tips

However, despite the love for soccer, the majority of players in England, still played multiple sports.
The CSA OrthoCarolina Player of the Month

The CSA OrthoCarolina Player of the Month

Charlotte Soccer Academy and OrthoCarolina have partnered to present the Charlotte Soccer Academy Player of the Month Award. Each month, we will recognize an outstanding player.
Treating a Nosebleed

Treating a Nosebleed

Injuries to the face are common in soccer, most often occurring though direct impact with either a soccer ball or collision between players.
Shin Splints in Soccer

Shin Splints in Soccer

The pain of shin splits can sideline your game.
Three Core Strengthening Soccer Exercises

Three Core Strengthening Soccer Exercises

Soccer players combine speed, strength and agility to compete on the field. Ball handling, sprint work and shooting drills are typically incorporated into practices… but developing core strength may not be.
What’s the best way to ice a soccer injury?

What’s the best way to ice a soccer injury?

If you’ve played or watched soccer, you know how physical the game can be.
The Soccer Docs

The Soccer Docs

Meet the medical team behind some of Charlotte’s top soccer squads