4 Gymnastics Related Concepts The SFMA Course Made Me Think More About

Over this weekend I had the chance to attend a two day course on something known as the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).  In a nutshell, the SFMA is an assessment tool that medical professionals use to investigate the factors contributing to someones injury/pain. It was taught by some really

Gymnastics Application of The Joint by Joint Approach (Pt 1): Concepts and Skill Examples

The “Joint by Joint Approach” is a concept created by Gray Cook, and it has been pretty popular in the medical/rehabilitation world for some time now. Many Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, and Strength and Conditioning coaches use this concept when working with patients, clients, and athletes.  Although I try to

Creating An Integrated Gymnastics Pre-Hab/Injury Management Model For Your Gym – What It Is, and Why It's Important

This blog has been up and running for about 4 months now, and I must say that I have been amazed about what has come with it. I really feel lucky to be in the position I am, being able to work in both the gymnastics/coaching world and the Physical Therapy world

Building An Inexpensive Gymnastics Preventative Rehabilitation Toolbox For Your Gym

Over the last few months, I have highlighted a lot of ways that coaches and gymnasts can incorporate preventative rehabilitation (pre-hab) techniques into their every day gymnastics life. I always strive to take exercises, techniques, or set ups that gymnasts can use directly in the gym using equipment around them.

Practicing Safe Spotting Mechanics (Part I): Squatting, Kneeling, and Height

After tackling a few joint and anatomy based topics, I wanted to reach for something a little more functional this week. In Physical Therapy (and in life) functional activities are really where the gold is. All the exercises, stretches, myofascial techniques, and joint stability in the world have little effect

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