A decent definition of injury prevention (reduction) is the bodies ability to withstand the demands of competition.  Therefore, if the (sport) demand is greater than the capacity, injury will most likely occur.   If you are injured, please read the following info on resources and steps to get back into the game!

INJURED? If you are injured, we recommend initially contacting your local physician unless needing advanced care. If advanced care is needed, seek immediate attention via 911 or the local hospital ER.

Three Step Process to Return to Play:

          1. FC Boulder’s guidelines state that the team coach needs to contact their respective Director of Coaching should any player be injured resulting in missing a week or more of training.
          1. For those sustaining an injury resulting in missing a week or more of training, FC Boulder requires a note from the player’s physician clearing the player to participate in FC Boulder activities again.
          1. The player, if necessary, requiring physical therapy should work with the coach on their return to play status, i.e. game ready performance.

NOTE: Any player medically diagnosed with a concussion, not matter the severity, MUST provide a written medical clearance from their physician before return to any activity with FC Boulder.

Concussions

ACL Injuries

Bumps, Bruises & Concussions Clinic

CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center offers its Concussions, Bumps and Bruises clinic on Monday mornings from 8:30-11:30AM to all FC Boulder players.  This clinic, designed to assess NEW injuries that need to be evaluated for safe return to play, is available at both Boulder and Lafayette locations.  As part of Boulder Community Hospital, the Concussions, Bumps and Bruises clinic accepts most insurance plans and also offers cash payment options.

Athletic Training  FC Boulder’s partnership with CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center designates that an Athletic Trainer be onsite for players placement events and tournaments.  For individual or team athletic training services, contact CU Sports Medicine ATC- Jaclyn Adams at JAdams@bch.org or 303-315-9900. If injured and seeking an evaluation or advice, FC Boulder athletes can use the CU ATC Triage .  This consultation is available during the week by appointment. Your visit will include an injury evaluation by one of our Certified Athletic Trainers.  With this you will get a better understanding of your injury and also information to help direct your care, including therapeutic exercises, use of modalities (ice/heat), etc.

CU Sports Medicine works with many local physicians and orthopedic groups to help direct your care if a referral for imaging or physical therapy is deemed necessary. The cost of this initial assessment is $35, due at the time of service.

Please call to schedule today! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 303-315-9900 or visit our website at www.bcsm.org

Injury Prevention Screenings Individualized and team injury prevention screenings are offered by both Mike Terborg, M-Power Movement and CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center.  There is no way to 100% prevent against injuries occurring in soccer or in life, but there are strategies to increase the athlete’s ability to be resilient toward them.

Please contact Mike Terborg or BCSM directly for injury screenings.

Mike Terborg, M-Power Movement  www.mpowermovement.com

CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center

Common Soccer Injuries

Ankle Sprains

Information on Knee Injuries

Broken Bones

Kneecap Instability

Osgood Schlatter disease

Shin Pain and Shin Splints

Sever’s Disease

For advice or consultation on any of the above common soccer injuries, please contact the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center www.cusportsmedcenter.com  Boulder   303-315-9900.