Visitors to the Boston City FC website can now benefit from the club’s partnership with Fitzgerald Physical Therapy Associates – just as the club’s players do – though a series of exclusive videos.
Boston City and the club’s preferred physical therapy provider have created several injury prevention videos aimed at adult and youth soccer players, which debut this week at www.BostonCityFC.com/BCFC-TV and will be featured every two weeks going forward.
The first video focuses on the lateral ankle sprain injury, which is a common occurrence in soccer, and regaining mobility and flexibility as well as dynamic balance surrounding the foot and ankle.
Based in Woburn and Melrose, Fitzgerald staff have implemented an effective, evidence-based treatment plan tailored to meet each player’s individual needs. They liaise with Boston City’s athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coaches, overseen by Alexandra Blenis, to ensure continuity in treatment.
In addition to treating Lions players, Fitzgerald Physical Therapy Associates have already helped to educate youth coaches in town soccer programs that are partnered with Boston City to address injury prevention.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Holly Fitzgerald is a 1997 graduate from Ithaca College with her BS in Clinical Science and her MS in Physical Therapy. She completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Northeastern University. While at Ithaca she was a member of both the soccer and lacrosse teams. Professionally she has practiced in outpatient Orthopedics for 19 years and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association.
Boston City FC’s second team is currently participating in U.S. Open Cup qualifying and is in the promotion race in the Bay State Soccer League (BSSL), with many players auditioning for the Lions’ first team, which will kick off National Premier Soccer League action in the spring of 2019.