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SportSafe Soccer Medicine Program

When a soccer injury happens, patients deserve the best and most advanced care, and rapid access to that care. Come to Yale Sports Medicine and work with a team of physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and advanced practice providers who apply cutting-edge techniques to the treatment of every athlete. We keep up with the latest clinical evidence and conduct our own research to determine the most effective ways to get patients back on the field better, faster, safer, and stronger than ever.

The Yale SportSafe Soccer Medicine Program offers comprehensive, advanced, and personalized care from Yale’s top specialists, who work together to treat soccer players of all levels, ages, and abilities. Yale Sports Medicine provides care for the men’s and women’s varsity soccer programs at Yale University. Our team also has treated soccer players from Inter Club, CFC, Everson Academy, and Bridgeport Premier soccer clubs, as well as multiple local high school soccer teams. Our chief of Sports Medicine, who has dedicated her life to soccer, serves as a team physician for U.S. soccer and has traveled with the U.S. Women’s U-20 National Team.

Please fill out the appointment request form in order to be scheduled to see one of our team members within 1-2 business days. Our goal is to provide high-quality, efficient, and effective injury prevention/treatment to soccer players in our community regardless of age, skill level, or socioeconomic status.

Our Team

The SportSafe Soccer Medicine Team at Yale consists of world-class sports medicine physicians, advanced practice providers, physical therapists, and athletic trainers working in coordination at every step to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury. We have treated soccer players of all ages and skill levels and can tailor a recovery, rehabilitation, and prevention program to each player’s needs. From the professional to the recreational athlete—we have the experience and expertise required to make each patient a better player.

Our Approach

This program is one of the largest multidisciplinary programs for soccer injury treatment and services in Connecticut.

Comprehensive care of the soccer athlete begins at the pre-performance level.

Our team approach includes the following:

  • Pre-participation Screenings
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Injury Prevention/Treatment and rehabilitation
  • Return to Sport Programs
  • Educational Programs
  • Research

When it comes to soccer injury prevention, soccer athletes need an individualized program that focuses on their athletic form and performance, which can maximize their ability as an athlete while decreasing their risk of experiencing an injury. When soccer injuries occur, the Yale team will be able to provide the highest quality medical care in an efficient manner to safely return the athlete to their sport.

Our team treats many soccer injuries, including (but not limited to):

  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Muscle and tendon injuries such as hamstring strains
  • Concussion
  • Knee injuries, including ligament injuries, meniscus tears, ACL tears, and knee cartilage injuries
  • Overtraining/overuse injuries
  • Fractures
  • Low back pain