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Health and Injury Prevention and Information

What Can Duke Soccer Outreach Do For You?

  • Injury triage
    • Brett and Jeannie attend practices weekly and are available to provide injury assessment and rehabilitation.
  • Facilitation of prompt referral to sports medicine physicians and orthopedic physicians
    • Typically can ensure appointment scheduling within 24-48 hours
  • Formal injury rehabilitation
    • When not at the soccer field, Jeannie practices physical therapy at Duke Sports Medicine. Depending on your child’s injury, this may be more appropriate (clinic rehabilitation allows access to Graston soft tissue mobilization tools, electrical stimulation and other modalities, as well as strengthening machines and other rehabilitation tools)
  • Performance Enhancement
    • We can provide onsite soccer specific warm ups and speed and agility training sessions during the season for performance enhancement. 
    • Brett and Jeannie conduct off-season strengthening and speed/agility camps (June-July).
  • Injury Risk Reduction
    • Brett and Jeannie conduct off-season strengthening camps (December-January), focused on strengthening and optimizing functional movement with the goal of reducing injury and improving performance

Duke FIFA-Medical Centre of Excellence Care Team

Dr. Bill Garrett, MD, PhD is a Team Physician for Duke University. He is  especially interested in conditions affecting exercise and performance of the knee including anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus, cartilage, and patellar injuries. For the past 16 years, he has served as the Chairman of Sports Medicine’s Committee for the United States Soccer Federation and has served as team physician with the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams in World Cup competition. John Lohnes, PA-C and Libby Pennington, RN assist him in providing care.

Jeanne Graf PT, DPT, SCS, LAT, ATC is a Physical Therapist and Soccer Outreach Co-Coordinator for Duke Sports Medicine. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University and Athletic Training Degree from UNC – Chapel Hill where she worked with their men’s varsity soccer team. Jeanne was actively involved in ACL injury prevention research during both her undergraduate and graduate studies. She grew up in Cary and grew up playing soccer in the Triangle. 

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Brett Aefsky PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is a Physical Therapist and Soccer Outreach Co-Coordinator for Duke Sports Medicine. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  He is a former collegiate soccer player at Rider University, NJ and is a licensed soccer coach who has worked with youth soccer players since 1999. He currently works with Duke varsity athletes in the Duke University Athletics training room, in addition to providing community soccer outreach.

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