The high rate of Achilles tears in gymnastics is something that has always blown my mind. As a gymnast going through high school and college, it seemed that every few months I heard about someone else loosing their season because they ruptured their Achilles. With new research and lots of information
Tackling Faulty Lower Spine and Hip Posture In Gymnasts (Pt II): How To Address The Possible Contributing Issues
Last week in Part I of this topic, I went over some contributing factors to gymnasts developing chronic archy back, or anterior pelvic tilting. I also outlined how this may link to possible progressive/traumatic injuries, and decreased skill performance with gymnastics based skills. If the issue gets to the point
Over the last few months, I have highlighted a lot of ways that coaches and gymnasts can incorporate preventative rehabilitation (pre-hab) techniques into their every day gymnastics life. I always strive to take exercises, techniques, or set ups that gymnasts can use directly in the gym using equipment around them.
Impact Based Ankle Pain in Gymnasts: Understanding Why and Possible Ways to Assist with Injury Reduction
In another post I wrote last week, I discussed how ankle instability and chronic ankle sprains can be problematic for gymnasts to deal with. This week I wanted to continue on that path addressing another common problem, ankle pain related to impact activities like landing, dismounting, and tumbling. There are certain
In Part I of this topic, I went over why practicing safe spotting techniques may reduce your possibility of a progressive or traumatic shoulder injury. Instead of going into more background information, I decided it would be more beneficial discuss the shoulder pre-hab information. I think that this content is