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Back Pain in Gymnastics with Dr. Stuart McGill: Mechanisms, Evaluation, and Training

I am incredibly excited to share with listeners an interview with someone who I have looked up to for many years, Dr. Stuart McGill. Dr. McGill has a PhD from the University of  Waterloo and is one of the most internationally known researchers…
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My Best New Tool for Gymnastics Performance and Injury Risk Reduction

I was going to hold off on publishing this until I developed the pieces more, but I honestly think that it is too important to wait on sharing with the gymnastics world. I wish I could say that injury rates and burnout rates have dropped…
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How Coaches and Medical Providers Can Have Competitive Season Success - An Interview with Dr. Mike Reinold

I've been lucky to spend time learning from some of the worlds best medical providers, strength coaches, and sports coaches in the last 10 years. One of those people who has not only been enormously helpful in my education but also still provides…
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Watch How I Perform Gymnastics Movement Screens : Video and Download Sheet

One of the most crucial things to do following the competitive gymnastics season (after the appropriate rest/recovery takes place) is in-depth screening. This includes a lot of different components, but most importantly injury screening, movement…
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Brain Spill #5: Stress Neuroendocrinology, Physical Therapy, Epigenetics, and Youth Athletes:

My blog posts in the last few months have been on the "meta" side of the fence, talking about things like overcoming failure, coaching style, and life psychology.  I'm ready to dive into the wild nerdy rabbit hole again in a "Brain Spill" type…
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My Top 5 Books in 2017 : Medical, Personal Development, Business, and More

As if I wasn't already a massive nerd and read a lot, somehow 2017 topped it off and I read more than ever.  I go through huge curiosity swings where I will find a certain topic and go nuts for a few months. Then, once I'm done I'll just drop…
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A Brain Spill on Mechanical vs Neurological Effects in Physical Therapy (Part 2)

Stuff That Actually Relates to Treating People Based on all the really geeky thoughts I had and research articles I talked about in Part 1, here are some more clinical based thoughts on the mechanical vs neurological debate. Remember, just…
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A Brain Spill on Mechanical vs Neurological Effects in Physical Therapy (Part 1)

Background  I think one of the most controversial / debated topics in the current Physical Therapy scene is whether mechanical vs neurological mechanisms drive effects seen for both manual therapy and exercise (spoiler alert it's probably…
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2015 / 2016 Continuing Education List

Last year one of my most popular blogs was actually nothing to do with gymnastics or clinical treatment. It was a list of the resources, books, and continuing education courses I had learn from. Being a life long learner is something everyone…
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7 Pieces of Advice For New PT Grads

With many PT students graduating this month, I wanted to drift off my normal blogging topics and give some advice to people who will be joining the field soon. Looking back to 3 years ago, there were a lot of things I would have differently…