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Huge News! Harvard Gymnastics Sports Medicine Conference Announced

I’m extremely grateful, humbled, and excited to announce that I have been asked to co-teach a brand new Gymnastics Sports Medicine Couse at Harvard this upcoming Spring as part of the 2019 Sports Medicine Conference. I’m teaming up with…
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If A Gymnast with Elbow Pain Has These 3 Things, It's Time for a Checkup

There is no doubt that in the last decade, the rates of elbow injuries in young gymnasts has seemed to skyrocket. More than ever, overuse injuries like OCD (Osteochondritis Dessicans), stress fractures, and growth plate injuries like triceps…
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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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Assessing and Fixing The Dreaded “Pike Arch” Handstand: 6 Issues To Consider

The very commonly seen “pike arch” and rib flared handstand is something many gymnastics coaches and athletes are frustrated by. Although to the average person it may not seem like a big issue, in reality to the trained coach or medical…
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High Level Gymnast With Shoulder Pain During Releases and Chronic Wrist Pain: From Clinic To Practice #5

It's been a while since I did another case study "From Clinic To Practice" type post. I wanted to get back to them, as readers send me a lot of positive feedback when I write them. During the middle of the season, I had a level 10 gymnast…
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Video Quick Tip: 1/2 Turkish Get Up to Overhead Walk

This post is in conjunction with a short video tip I put out earlier this month on overhead shoulder stabilization drills. I have been seeing a lot of young gymnasts with overuse elbow injuries, especially those that are going through rapid…
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Video Quick Tip! Full Tuck Handstand Drill For Overhead Strength

Here is a drill that I learned a lot time ago, but have recently been using a lot more putting my own spin on it. I think it's great to work weight bearing, end range shoulder control without allowing rib flare cheating. Many gymnasts will…
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Advice To CrossFit Athletes From A Gymnastics Coach, Physical Therapist, and Former Gymnast (Part 1)

After coming back from my first week teaching at Power Monkey Camp, I finally took some time to put an article series together related to some thoughts on gymnastics in CrossFit. I really stand behind Dave Durante’s approach to gymnastics…