2008 marked the start of the SMPT ACL Injury Prevention Program. Developed and directed by Quinn A. McArthur, PT, OCS, the program focuses on Select and Competitive female soccer players and includes educational seminars for coaches, parents, and athletes as well as on-field training.
This soccer-specific program is designed to reduce the risks of ACL injuries utilizing education, exercises, and techniques to improve flexibility, strength, endurance, agility, power, and neuromuscular control.
Currently working with Placer United Soccer Club
as Injury Education Coordinator,
and Woodcreek High School's Soccer Program as Sportsmedicine Director, Quinn has
It has been established to reduce the risks previously described. It has been designed as a warm-up, should take only 15-20 minutes, and has been proven, in one study, to reduce ACL injuries by 74%. It should be performed 2-3 times per week during the season and modified by the coach, a trainer, or Quinn
as needed. Proper form must be emphasized and corrected if needed. Please contact SMPT for details regarding the program and how to have it implemented for your team or club.
"Quinn McArthur has been a huge asset to the Placer United Soccer Club. Having a Physical Therapist in our soccer community has been a blessing as Quinn has worked a number of our players back into form after injury.
As the Injury Education Coordinator, Quinn has established a program educating coaches, players, and parents with techniques for reducing the risk of ACL injury. If an injury does occur, he serves as a consultant with the player and family to help them through the initial injury or pre-operative phase.
Quinn also serves as a consultant in returning the athlete to the field after any kind of injury/surgery - working with the player, parents, coach, and physician.
with educational info on common soccer injuries - per the website in the fitness and video gallery sections. www.placerunited.com
We are very appreciative to Quinn
dedication to our student/athletes ensuring their health and well being."
"After our 12 year old daughter suffered a torn meniscus playing soccer, we were referred to Quinn McArthur
for physical therapy/rehab. Quinn
offered a wealth of experience and knowledge with regards to her
injury, rehabilitation and future injury prevention. His
expertise and guidance during her
6 weeks of rehabilitation were instrumental in her
offered on-field training to Jordan, which led to a confident recovery. Our experience working with Quinn
went far beyond our expectations. We are grateful for his
efforts in getting our daughter back on the field and for helping her
develop proper techniques to prevent future injury."
provided our daughter's PT for an ACL injury before and after surgery in 2008. We spent 4-6 hours per week in his
clinic for 4 weeks prior to surgery and 16 weeks post surgery. This traditional PT was followed by 16 weeks of soccer-specific training and injury prevention training.
has the unique ability to provide technical expertise in orthopedic rehabilitation and the unfailing personality to motivate young adults to reach their goals. Teen sports related injuries are a growing reality and Quinn's technical skills and his
own athletic experience provides for an unbelievable combination for rehabilitation. His
"preventative" program is a must for all preteen and teenage athletes, especially girls. He
breaks down running and jumping form and teaches teen's proper body mechanics and balance while improving overall strength and speed.
Our daughter has better balance and technical form post surgery because of Quinn's
We would highly recommend Swanson McArthur Physical Therapy for complete sports medicine care."
"An ACL injury is obviously a hard, stressful thing to recover from. Quinn
immediately warned me of the obstacles I must overcome in order to heal and play the sports I loved. He
was with me through thick & thin and always pushed me just enough to keep me focused and motivated. I was always comfortable asking him anything I did not understand.
Being hurt and having surgery is horrible but Quinn
helped me get through it and now I can play all the sports I love in high school."