Professional Soccer Athletic Trainers' Society (PSATS) is an organization made up of active Certified Athletic Trainer's and Canadian Athletic Therapist that currently work in Major League Soccer. Individually these men and women care for the health and safety of the players for the 22 teams. Collectively this group strives to reduce the incident of injury, learn new techniques in the field, reduce time lost due to injury, increase performance and recovery on and off the field.
Tightly wrapping a muscle/tendon, joint, or all at the same time with an overlapping rubber floss band (usually latex, approximately 2″x7′) compresses the underlying tissue. The wrapped area is taken through a full range of motion (ROM) using open chain movements, followed by closed chain functionally specific movements.
The nature and the demands of the sport constantly challenge soccer players to fight muscle imbalances that often lead to injury. By constantly using the same muscle groups, especially around the body’s midsection and about the hip joints, soccer players need daily preventive and ongoing treatment routines and strategies to address such issues. This is precisely why the use of a Pilates Reformer can be of great benefit for professional soccer athletes.