Introduction to Field Hockey

Physical Therapy in St. Louis West County for Field Hockey

Welcome to Breakthrough Performance & Wellness’s resource about field hockey.

Field Hockey is a game played in over 130 countries around the world.  Outside of North America, it is often just referred to as hockey, but in Canada and the United States, it’s called field hockey to distinguish it from the popular game of ice hockey.

Action during an annual woman’s field hockey match between the North West University (NWU) and the University of the Free State (UFS), Bloemfontein, South Africa, 7 August 2010. NWU won 5-1

Little protective equipment is mandatory for field hockey and injuries can be common due to collisions with other players, holes and bumps in the playing pitch, and the swinging of hockey sticks.  Players are no strangers to bumps and bruises, or sprains and strains. Sometimes more serious injuries like fractures can occur.  This part of our website is designed to assist you in physically preparing yourself to play field hockey and to help you in preventing some of the most common field hockey injuries that occur.  At Breakthrough Performance & Wellness our aim is to assist you to stay in the game and on the attack, so you are dribbling down the field rather than hobbling into our clinic!

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Breakthrough Performance & Wellness provides services for Physical Therapy in St. Louis West County.