The Biggest Areas For Change in Gymnastics and How Stress Affects Athletes

Since releasing my newest Gymnastics E-Book (find it for free here), I’ve been super grateful to be asked on a lot of podcasts and interviews. Most recently, I joined my good friend Dr. Ryan Debell on his show, The Movement Fix Podcast. To be honest, this was one of the most

Why I Wrote My New Book, Achilles Tears and Tips to Change Gymnastics Culture – New Interview With the Routine Podcast

Hey everyone! Last month I was very thankful for the opportunity to be interviewed on The Routine Podcast with their hosts, Dianna and Chelcie. Originally, this podcast was going to center around the high rate of Achilles tears in collegiate/elite gymnastics. However, just before the interview date I released my new gymnastics

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 screening, mental/emotional health screening, and gymnastics specific screening. I’ve talked about this concept before both

How Does Stress, Body Image, and Nutrition Impact Young Athletes?

There is no doubt that chronic stress levels and our modern society have huge impacts on body image, nutrition habits, and performance goals in youth athletes. This is even more so for a sport like gymnastics. Along with my clinical work actually treating gymnasts or high school/college athletes for injuries,

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 post. The same format will apply,

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.

That my friends, is a true statement. I have told very few people this until now, but I was actually kicked out of my graduate Physical Therapy program in the last possible semester, after 6 1/2 years of work and $230,000 of financial investment into my doctoral degree. This left me

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