mls medical coordinator john gallucci jr. set to release first book
Release Date: March 11th, 2014
Client: Dr. John Gallucci Jr., MS, ATC, DPT
March 10, 2014, WEST ORANGE, NEW JERSERY - John Gallucci Jr., renowned physical therapist, athletic trainer and Medical Coordinator for Major League Soccer, will be publishing his first book with Demos Health in June 2014, titled Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide to Optimal Performance for Players, Parents, and Coaches.
Gallucci Jr. oversees the medical policies and procedures for over 600 professional soccer players and is also owner of JAG Physical Therapy, an eight facility orthopedic sport physical therapy company located throughout New York and New Jersey. His unparalleled expertise in soccer injury prevention, rehabilitation, sports medicine and athletic conditioning makes him one of the most respected individuals in the industry.
Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment is your comprehensive, illustrated guide to the best training, strengthening, stretching, nutrition and hydration regimes to keep one safe and on the field of play. Gallucci Jr. further educates athletes at every level to better understand common injuries so one can play smarter and heal better when injuries do occur. Included are treatments for specific injuries like shin splints, ligament tears and concussions, as well as guidelines specifically for young players.
“I am very proud to share my many years of experience and knowledge of providing medical care to some of the most prolific players in the history of the sport of soccer,” said John Gallucci Jr. “With the growth of soccer has come the increase of injuries – hopefully this book can keep the athlete away from the training table and on the field of play.”
Julia Pastore, Executive Editor for Demos Health, added, “John is one of America’s top soccer experts and we’re very excited to be able to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport right in time for the World Cup frenzy.”
With the soccer community expressing a need for The Essential Soccer Handbook to help athletes maintain strong and successful careers, Gallucci Jr.’s book is set to be released in June just prior to the start of the World Cup. Already receiving tremendous praise from the sports and soccer communities, Don Garber, Commissioner of Major League Soccer, recently stated:
“Gallucci Jr. does a terrific job outlining some of the most common soccer injuries, and explaining what any athlete can do – from an amateur to a professional – to prevent injuries before they occur.”
Claudio Reyna, former United States World Cup Captain and Sporting Director, New York FC, also noted:
“As a player who experienced a handful of nagging injuries throughout my career, I know first-hand how important it is to take the time to prepare your body for the rigors of your sport…The knowledge and resources outlined in John Gallucci’s book would have been invaluable to me if available during my tenure as a professional athlete.”