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

Does Positive or Negative Coaching Style Increase Injury Risk in Athletes?

Today I wanted to quickly touch on a really interesting article I read last month. In The British Journal of Sports Medicine, a paper titled “Is there a correlation between coaches leadership style and injuries in elite football teams?” looked into the correlation between different head coach leadership styles and

8 Important Gymnastics Training Take Aways from the U.K. Physical Preparation Masterclass

This past weekend I had the great pleasure of joining Nick Ruddock of Nick Ruddock Gymnastics in the United Kingdom to guest speak at his Physical Preparation Masterclass. For those that are not familiar, Nick was the former Great Britan junior national team coach and has worked extensively on the elite/Olympic level

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