THE BENEFITS OF THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND FOR IMPROVING RECOVERY OF COLLEGIATE SOCCER PLAYERS IN BETWEEN FRIDAY AND SUNDAY MATCHES
Dr. Erin Choice
Thesis Committee Member(s)
Dr. Amy Schreier and Dr. Laura Narcisi
Dr. Jay Campisi
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Collegiate soccer athletes face physical and physiological stressors during match play that can lead to ailments such as inflammation, muscle soreness, decreased range of motion, and skeletal muscle damage. Through the use of evidence-based studies coaches, trainers, and collegiate soccer athletes can determine best practices for optimized recovery in a collegiate soccer setting. One of the lacking supplemental recovery modalities in collegiate soccer is therapeutic ultrasound. Therapeutic ultrasound is a machine that utilizes vibration and thermal effects to help decrease skeletal muscular damage, reduce soreness of skeletal muscles, improve blood flow, and increase relaxation of the muscles. Therapeutic ultrasound in congruence with a holistic, and well-rounded recovery plan including proper nutrition, appropriate water intake, and adequate sleep can lead to optimized recovery for collegiate soccer athletes. By gaining more information through research and supplemental data collection, health professionals, coaches, and athletes will be better informed about the physiological benefits that therapeutic ultrasound possesses for collegiate soccer athletes as well as athletes of other endurance and power related sports.
Date of Award
Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)
© Adam Armijo
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Armijo, Adam, "THE BENEFITS OF THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND FOR IMPROVING RECOVERY OF COLLEGIATE SOCCER PLAYERS IN BETWEEN FRIDAY AND SUNDAY MATCHES" (2022). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 1030.
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