Training Key to Her Speedy Recovery from ACL Tear
Madelynn L, often referred to by her friends as “Mad Dog” because of her tenacious attitude on the soccer field, attends and plays soccer for Gainesville Middle School. She has been playing soccer since she was three years old and consequently it has become a major focus in her life. She currently plays for the NVSC U-13 Jr. Majestics travel soccer team, has been selected to the Olympic Development team (ODP) and has been captain of her current travel team for two seasons.
According to her mom, Jackie, Madelynn has been able to play at a high level due in large part to the supplemental speed and strength training that she receives from the trainers at Next Level. “She learned proper form and technique when running and her quickness and endurance improved significantly with the support of Next Level.”
This past year Madelynn has been sidelined with an ACL tear in her left knee. Unable to play since last spring and recently allowed to return to practice, Madelynn’s road has been a long one. The injury occurred May 2013, but surgery couldn’t be performed until August 2013. In the interim, she worked hard prior to surgery to make sure her muscles were strong. She kept a positive attitude, supported her team, and after the surgery, Madelynn patiently did as much exercise as the Physician would allow. She focused on what she needed to accomplish to return to the game she loved.
“She owes much of her speedy recovery since her surgery to the tremendous training that she has received from Next Level Fitness and Performance,” mentions Jackie. “The trainers at Next Level displayed amazing knowledge and techniques regarding how to take care of and rehab from a devastating knee injury; focusing on building stronger support leg muscles as well strengthening the knee and core muscles.”
Madelynn believes that the help of the trainers and the attention and care that they showed her helped quicken her return. Confident that her knee is stable and that she doesn’t need to worry about the strength and integrity of her knee, Madelynn is eager to return to the pitch!
NEXT LEVEL’S SPRING ATHLETE PERFORMANCE TRAINING BEGINS MARCH 10.