A few months ago I posted an article related to general hypermobility/instability causing shoulder pain in one of my level 9 gymnasts. I brought up some concepts that I think are very important related to flexibility training, dynamic stability, motor control, and the importance of technique in training. I’m happy to say that she is
A few weeks ago in Part 1 of this article, I talked about some factors related to a gymnast I treated for impact based ankle pain. I talked about ankle dorsiflexion mobility, tibial internal/external rotation, the role of proper squatting and landing mechanics, and toe mobility influences. I wanted to keep the
The concept of screening is something huge I think the gymnastics world need to regularly partake in due to the high physical demands and injury rates. Screening refers to the idea of performing tests or movement assessments on gymnasts regularly to detect possible risk factors for problems. I have mentioned
About a month ago, I posted the link to Part 1 (find the first podcast by clicking here) of this podcast with Dr. Eldridge. We talked about some really interesting concepts about gymnastics injury, training, issues related to strength and conditioning, and my using integrated gymnastics pre-hab in your gyms.
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