Exciting News, I’m Joining The Team at Champion Physical Thearapy and Performance

I’m very excited to announce that I have accepted a new position at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, located in Waltham Massachusetts. Starting February 16th, I will start seeing clients for Physical Therapy and performance based services. Along with becoming a location for me to see clients, this will be a great

Advice To CrossFit Athletes From A Gymnastics Coach, Physical Therapist, and Former Gymnast (Part 1)

After coming back from my first week teaching at Power Monkey Camp, I finally took some time to put an article series together related to some thoughts on gymnastics in CrossFit. I really stand behind Dave Durante’s approach to gymnastics training in CrossFit, both for performance enhancement and injury prevention. You’ll

Up Your Gymnast's Shoulder Game: Reverse Bear Crawls, Reverse Plank Slider Crawls, Wall Walk Ups

Overhead shoulder strength and stability needs to be an essential component of every gymnasts skill work. Gymnastics is really unique in the fact that it makes the upper body and arms function as closed chained, or weight-bearing, systems. Training handstands is super important, but progressive conditioning and overhead stability work

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Push My Gymnasts Down During Splits – Part 1

Bet that title caught your eye as you were browsing. Well it’s true, safe to say I haven’t really pushed anyone down during splits or much of any flexibility for quite some time now. I had plenty of memories as a gymnast standing up after being pushed down in”flexibility circuits”, only to

Gym Quick Tips: 1/2 Kneeling Palov Presses for Hip Mobility/Rotary Stability

The 1/2 kneeling palov press out is something I put in our girls strength and conditioning programs a ton because it’s a great “bang for your buck” exercise. When done properly it can help promote anterior hip mobility, a proper core position, and address the commonly overlooked rotary stability component

Gymnastics Injuries and "Controlling The Fall" Syndrome

This concept was originally sparked for me after watching and reading some of Mike Reinold’s work relating to injuries in major league baseball. The concept has lots of angles, but in a simple way (from what I gathered) he brings up how the problem with high injury rates in major league baseball might not

Gymnast Care Podcast With Dr. Josh Eldridge Part 2.

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.

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