First Advisor

Dr. Erin Choice

Thesis Committee Member(s)

Dr. Amy Schreier and Dr. Laura Narcisi


Dr. Jay Campisi


Regis College

Degree Name


Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

52 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

Spring 2022

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

Rights Statement

All content in this Collection is owned by and subject to the exclusive control of Regis University and the authors of the materials. It is available only for research purposes and may not be used in violation of copyright laws or for unlawful purposes. The materials may not be downloaded in whole or in part without permission of the copyright holder or as otherwise authorized in the “fair use” standards of the U.S. copyright laws and regulations.