Getting an Elite Gymnast's Shoulders More Flexible By Not Stretching: From Clinic To Practice #3

Last week I posted Part 1 of this article, which was about a gymnast I evaluated with hip mobility issues and ongoing right-sided hip/leg injuries. It was incredible to see such a huge response, with just about 14,000 views in a few days. In that article I talked about how in some circumstances

Getting An Elite Gymnast's Hips More Flexible By Not Stretching (Part 1) – From Clinic To Practice #3

Get ready for an awesome case study. Last week I had a junior elite gymnast travel out to get an evaluation, and it turned out to be a fantastic 2 hour eval and treat. Both her and her mom were great, and after they gave me permission to write-up a case study

Overhead Mobility Problem or Overhead Control Problem?

Fully open shoulder angles during back handsprings, tumbling, and handstands during swinging events is crucial for great gymnastics. It helps achieve good lines aesthetically, but it also ensures power transfer for dynamic skills. In terms of injury, missing overhead shoulder motion can create local shoulder pain, may be a link with impact

Follow Up To Gymnast with Shoulder Instability and Pain During Overshoots, Plus Shoulder Performance Drills

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

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