Physical screenings for soccer players at all levels of competition are available at SPORTSMED·SA Stepney Healthcare Hub and Henley Beach with our Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Victoria Piteo.

A former women’s national soccer team representative herself, Victoria recently accompanied the Junior Westfield Matildas to the 2017 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship in Thailand as part of the squad’s medical team earlier this month.

Prior to the commencement of the tournament, each player underwent a physical screening. These are helpful in gauging player loads and for the prevention and management of injuries throughout the tournament.

The screening process involves series of individual measurements of players’ muscle lengths and functional outcome tests. These allow Victoria to compare the differences between sides and also against ‘normative’ values which help identify potential areas for injury prevention specific to that individual.

General screening also allows comparison to a baseline measure for when needing to return a player back to sport.

Make the most of your pre-season and schedule an appointment with Victoria at our Stepney Hub or Henley Beach location! Contact 08 8362 8122.

Victoria Balomenos

Victoria Piteo

Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist