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.
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Last week in part 1 of this blog/podcast series, I talked about some common issues surrounding the lower body and hip, knee, and ankle injuries in gymnastics. In this follow up part 2, I will be chatting on the upper body. More specifically,…
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Today I'm excited to bring everyone one of the most asked about topics in my work, which is discussing the most common injuries that gymnasts face.
Because of how massive this of a topic is, I wanted to make sure I broke it up into digestible…
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The sport of gymnastics is changing quite a bit, with our approach to Physical Preparation or Strength and Conditioning, being one of the largest overhauls going on.
There are a few reasons for this, but the biggest causes in my mind are
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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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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.