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Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic in Gymnastics (Part 3)

Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing some of my thoughts on elbow injuries in gymnastics. If you haven't read Part 1 (find it here) and Part 2 (find it here), I would be sure to check those out. Today, I'm going to close out the article…
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Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic in Gymnastics (Part 2)

After publishing Part 1 of this article series last week, I was completely blown away to see the response it got. Along with making it's way around to thousands of people on social media, I also got quite a few emails asking questions about…
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Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic In Gymnastics (Part 1)

Over the last few years of treating a large amount of gymnastics patients, elbow injuries have consistently ranked in the top five most common issues athletes come in with. A few of them have been more traumatic, accident based problems (fell…
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It's Finally Here!! My Brand New Online Course "Keys To Developing Flexibility and Strength in Gymnastics" Now Available

I'm beyond excited to announce that my brand new online gymnastics course, "Keys to Developing Flexibility and Strength in Gymnastics" is officially here! I have been working nonstop with my good friend and Strength Coach, Rupert Egan, to create…
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Increase Split Flexibility with My Favorite Complex, and The #1 Reason Gymnasts Struggle with Flexibility

The most common topic coaches, parents, and medical providers contact me about is what to do for gymnasts who struggle with Split/Leap, Handstand, and Bridge Flexibility. It's well known that the flexibility for these basic gymnastics skills…
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Slider Tuck Throughs : Video Quick Tip!

This week I wanted to share a quick post one of my favorite shaping based strength exercises. It is by no means new, as sliders and these types of exercises have been around forever. Slider Tuck Through variations are something I have put into…
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Increase Leg Power and Safety with Reactive Depth Jumps

After posting a very popular article on 5 of my favorite lower body power exercises, I had a lot of people contact me asking if I could break down a few exercises further. Today, I wanted to share an exercise I think needs to be a staple in…
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Healthcare Quick Tip - Unique Eccentric Exercise for Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy in Gymnasts/Dancers

I have worked with quite a few cases of proximal hamstring tendinopathy and/or ischial apophysitis in the last year. The cases I work with tend not be the "Type 1" running/sprinting based mechanisms commonly seen and discussed in literature,…
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Treating Gymnasts with "Chronic Hip Flexor Strains" - From Clinic To Practice #6b

Last week in Part 1 of this article, I went over the background and current research concepts for a lot of gymnasts I have been treating with micro instability based hip injuries. This week I wanted to talk about one more contributive factor, and…
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From Clinic To Practice 6: Chronic "Hip Flexor Strains" in Gymnasts

One of the areas I have spent the most time researching, treating, and brainstorming on is hip pain in gymnastics. When first starting to treat many gymnasts, I couldn't quite seem to wrap my head around why so many athletes suffered from chronic,…