Eugene Timbers Fútbol Club Partners with Oregon Medical Group Physical Therapy
The Eugene Timbers Fútbol Club (ETFC) has recently announced its partnership with Oregon Medical Group Physical Therapy to offer injury prevention and sports performance enhancement services to ETFC athletes. Please read more about the partnership in the ETFC press release.
Each of our teams will have a PT assigned who will work with the ETFC coaches and players. Here is the 2015 current list of coaches, teams and PTs. ETFC Coach and PT assignments 2015
All our families can contact the PT department directly with any questions. Parent, players, coaches, if you have questions about musculoskeletal injuries, hydration, nutrition, injury prevention, does my child need to come in?,etc, please contact OMGs physical therapists at askaPT@eugenetimbers.org
If you want to contact one of the OMG Physical Therapists working with ETFC please e-mail to needaPT@eugenetimbers.org
Coaching clinics will enhance our ability to prevent injuries and enhance performance.
Please check out this video about the high number of ACL injuries in the female population by Dr. Alec Fedorov, M.D. at Oregon Medical Group.
Here is a very good article on the Landing Errror Score System (LESS) that was submitted by Therapeutic Associates from OMG.
The main goal of the Dynamic Warm Up is to improve the athlete’s biomechanical control and muscular activity of the lower extremity. This goal can be achieved through not only repetition, but also good performance during repetition. Here are some key points to keep in mind to achieve good performance during the routine.
- Land softly
- Knees stay in good alignment with the feet and hips
- Control! Probably the most important. Almost all moves during the routine require control of the landing prior to repeating
If the athletes can achieve these three things consistently, they will begin to form motor patterns allowing them to move better and prevent injuries.
Here is another nice selection of exercises for warm up/agility, core/hip strength, plyometrics , and stretching. These selection was designed specifically for our girls teams.
In the link below you can watch through the exercises in short video clips to ensure proper form.