Why Female Soccer players are more likely to suffer injures

Published on July 18, 2018

Injuries suck and are far too common, especially among female athletes.

When I was 12 years old I tore my ACL and had surgery at age 13.

That injury put me out over 8 months..

8 months of rehab, of watching practice and games, of getting out of shape…

It was the hardest thing physically and mentally that I ever had to go through, but I’m glad it happened to me..

…because now I know that it can happen to anyone at any age and I will do anything I can to help prevent those injuries for your daughter.

When I was in college and got into studying exercise science, I became fascinated with why ACL injuries were so common among  females compared to males..

In fact, in soccer specifically, for every 1 injury to a male athlete, there are 4 injuries to a female athlete…

There are several reasons why this is, but anatomy and biomechanics play a big role.

For example, women’s hips are much wider than men’s, which can affect the alignment of the knee and leave women more prone to knees that move inward and put an increased amount of stress on the knee, especially when landing from a jump or turning.

Another huge reason is that women’s glutes and hamstrings tend to be weaker than their quads… when they land or change direction, force is put on the knee instead of being absorbed by the glutes and hamstrings.

Now, I don’t talk about this to scare you or your daughter..

I talk about this to help you understand how important it is to do everything possible to reduce injuries to the best of our ability.

With that being said, this week  I am going  to teach you and your daughter what we can all do to help your daughter stay healthy while performing her best!

Feel free to reach out here if you have any questions!

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