Woodcreek High School Soccer
Home of the Timberwolves
2551 Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard   Roseville, CA  95747     
​Sports Medicine
Quinn A. McArthur, owner and managing director of Swanson McArthur Physical Therapy, and the coaching staff have taken a proactive approach in preparing its student-athletes with the necessary skills to prepare for and compete at the highest level possible.  

We focus on appropriate preseason conditioning, consistent and specialized in-season training, and pre- and post-match/training dynamic and static stretching. 

2011 marked the start of Woodcreek's ACL Injury Prevention Program. The program was designed to minimize the risks female athletes  assume when they participte in cutting, jumping, and pivoting sports - like soccer.  

To read about our program published in the Roseville Press Tribune, click here.

The program has been helpful in enhancing the soccer-specific movements needed to be successful at the high school level.  We have adapted the program to meet the needs of the Boy's teams as well.  

We are fully dedicated to the mental and physical development and well-being of our soccer players. 
Common Soccer Injuries
The following injuries are common to the sport of soccer. Click to download information specific to each.
Osgood-Schlatter's Disease

Did you know that over 25 million children fall within the age-range of those most susceptible to Osgood-Schlatter disease? Kids participating in running and jumping sports often acquire this inflammatory condition characterized by pain at the front of the knee, near the top of the shin bone. It is thought that powerful and frequent contracting of the quadriceps muscle leads to pulling at its attachment site. Pain is often the result as the tendon pulls immature bone from the shin.

Boys and girls are affected equally, especially between the ages of 9 and 16. The pain occurs with activity, is described at the top of the shin bone, and is tender to touch. Athletes involved in sports requiring running, lunging, jumping, and squatting are at greatest risk…especially during a “growth spurt”. 

Click Here to Download more information on treatment and prevention strategies.
Swanson McArthur Physical Therapy provides conditioning, speed, agility, and quickness training, and programs for injury recognitioin, injury consultation, and injury prevention for the Woodcreek Soccer Program.  

Contact Quinn:  smpt@att.net
Parent's Guide to Concussions:  Click Here:  For information regarding concussion awareness, frequently asked questions, and treatment.  Prepared by NFHS.


A condition of the lumbar spine which is often described as tightness, pain, and/or spasm.  It is associated with sports such as soccer, affects boys more than girls, and often accompanies a growth spurt.   Click Here to to Download more info on this spinal condition including  causes and treatments strategies. 
Sever's Disease

The following information is designed to educate the reader about one of the most frequent complaints of heel pain in active children.  Sever's Disease, also known as calcaneal or Achilles apophysitis, is the most common cause of persistent posterior heel pain in young athletes.   Click here to download more info.
Ankle Sprain

One of the most common soccer injuries in boys soccer, an ankle sprain can range from mild to severe, depending on how badly the ligament is damaged or how many ligaments are injured. An ankle sprain is given a grade from 1 to 3 depending on the amount of ligament damaged. A grade 1 sprain is mild, grade 2 is moderate, and grade 3 is severe.  An ankle sprain requires immediate attention,  assessment, and a plan to help manage the athlete's limitations and assist in his safe return to play.  Click here for information regarding assessment, care, and prognosis. 
Woodcreek High School initated its ACL Injury Education and Exercise program prior to the 2011 Girl's Varsity Season. It is now being utlized for both the girl's and boy's Varsity and JV programs.

An estimated 80,000 ACL tears occur annually in the United States, with the higher incidence in individuals 15 to 25 years of age who participate in pivoting sports. Soccer, volleyball, and basketball represent the three sports where the majority of ACL injuries occur in females. 70% of tears experienced by female athletes are non-contact - the athlete's ACL tears due to faulty positioining. ACL injury results in instability of the knee and is associated with meniscal tear in up to 77% of cases and chondral (cartilage) injury in up to 23% of cases.

Reconstructive surgery is often utilized to restore an athlete's function and stability. Unfortunately, the reinjury rate following surgery has been reported as high as 11%. Furthermore, a recent study following athletes after 5 years post-surgery reported the presence of degenerative changes within the repaired knee joint to be 31%.  

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Woodcreek's ACL Injury Education and Exercise Program