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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Impact knee and ankle injuries, unfortunately, are something that plague many gymnasts. This is mainly because young athletes are exposed to massive impact forces that may reach 8.8x - 14.9 times body weight, 1000's of times per month, and…
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I'm incredibly excited to get this blog post and free lecture out to the gymnastics world. While I fully understand the need to use traditional gymnastics specific physical preparation programs, I firmly believe that a more hybrid approach…
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6 Months ago I released a pretty big e-book called "Changing Gymnastics Culture: Lessons, Reflections, and Visions for the Future". It was 450 pages and 16 chapters, and in an effort to help the gymnastics world that is/was in quite a rough…
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It's around this time of the year that many people in gymnastics worldwide are gearing up for their first competitions. It usually brings with it lots of anxiety, an increase in training intensity, and unfortunately many times an increase in…
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I originally had another blog post scheduled for today, but after an impromptu podcast last week at Power Monkey Camp, I couldn't hold out on posting this. I was very fortunate to sit down with two good friends of mine, Jake Dalton and Dave…
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I’m extremely grateful, humbled, and excited to announce that I have been asked to co-teach a brand new Gymnastics Sports Medicine Couse at Harvard this upcoming Spring as part of the 2019 Sports Medicine Conference. I’m teaming up with…
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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.