Carol Ferkovic Mack, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is the owner of CLE Sports PT & Performance in Cleveland, Ohio which specializes in rehabilitation and sports performance for athletes. Carol graduated from Duquesne University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2006 after playing four years of varsity soccer. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy specializing in end-stage rehabilitation of soccer athletes, female athletes, and runners. Carol is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Coach Carol currently serves as Chair of the Female Athlete Special Interest Group through the American Physical Therapy Association and as Content Editor of the Sports Physical Therapy Section website. She is a member of the US Olympic Committee’s Volunteer Medical Staff. Carol was previously a Physical Therapist at Cleveland Clinic’s Sports Health Center, where she was chair of Cleveland Clinic’s “Match Fit” soccer performance enhancement and injury risk reduction program and co-director of Cleveland Clinic’s Sports Physical Therapy Residency.
Typically, when I write an article, I start by describing why something could be a problem (dehydration, decreased hip strength, burnout, etc.). This article is different, it's pretty obvious what [...]