Recent Advances in the Evidence-Based Evaluation and Treatment of Low Back Pain in Gymnastics
Hey, my name is Dave Tilley.
I was a collegiate gymnast and have been coaching gymnastics for 15 years. I work as a Sports Physical Therapist, Strength and Conditioning coach, and optional gymnastics coach in Boston MA. I’m also really fortunate that I get to travel the world and teach about performance and sports medicine concepts.
I started SHIFT in 2013 with one goal.
Help people change the lives of athletes they work with.
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Safely improving hip and shoulder flexibility in gymnasts to get new skills or better scores is one of the most common questions I get.
It can be one of the most confusing things for gymnastics coaches and medical providers to tackle, especially…
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Without a doubt, one of the hardest and most confusing things for everyone in artistic gymnastics is how to return a gymnast to training safely following a back injury.
Issues ranging from simple muscle strains all the way to more complicated…
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Pretty excited about this! After a few years of experimenting and updating my gymnastics movement screen, the latest version is now available. I'm lucky to have a lot of ex-gymnasts who are finishing their doctoral work in Physical Therapy come…
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I am incredibly excited to share with listeners an interview with someone who I have looked up to for many years, Dr. Stuart McGill.
Dr. McGill has a PhD from the University of Waterloo and is one of the most internationally known researchers…
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I was going to hold off on publishing this until I developed the pieces more, but I honestly think that it is too important to wait on sharing with the gymnastics world.
I wish I could say that injury rates and burnout rates have dropped…
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Developing cardio systems in gymnasts is beyond important, for both performance and safety.
On the performance side, better endurance allows gymnasts to make it through full routines that have high-level skills. It also is what allows them…
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This site is oriented to my opinions and thoughts regarding the subject matter. Please keep in mind that application of this material is a personal choice, and in no way is the author responsible for those choices. Readers are encouraged to only operate within their scope of practice. Examination, treatment, intervention, and rehabilitation for athletes should only be performed by a licensed medical professional. Anyone experiencing pain, discomfort, abnormal sensation, or other symptoms should stop immediately from any advice offered and seek formal medical care.