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 screening, mental/emotional health screening, and gymnastics specific screening. I’ve talked about this concept before both
I Got Kicked out of Physical Therapy School in My Last Semester, and it Ended Up Being the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me.
There are a lot of fundamental principles that help guide the overall rehabilitation process. One of the concepts that my friend Dr. Dan Pope and I swear by is the importance of structured, periodized, objective approaches to exercise prescription. We see it all the time in sports performance or strength programming
Weightlifting for Gymnasts, and Gymnastics for Weightlifters – Episode #9 of the Vaughn Weightlifting Podacast
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 onto an outstretched arm, accidently peeled off bars, etc). These
Those involved in training barbell movements know that there are many reasons behind why someone misses a lift. From mobility, to technical faults, to strength or fatigue factors, the list goes on. From my point of view as a medical provider and someone who treats a lot of lifters for shoulder