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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Anyone who is familiar with men's gymnastics knows that Mark Williams, Head Coach of Oklahoma University Men's Program and 2016 Olympic Head Coach, has quite a list of accolades behind him.
Mark has not only made the journey from coaching…
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I wanted to take a little bit of a pivot this week to offer people a lecture/podcast on happiness that was highly requested from people.
Mental/Emotional health is such an important topic in our modern world. It's crucial not only for our…
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I haven't been this excited to write a blog post in a long time! Anyone working in gymnastics knows that there is a lot of room to go on sports medicine, rehabilitation, and return to sport side of the fence in gymnastics. Most of the time,…
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Part of the 'art' of coaching is being able to read the athletes you work with, and understanding when to push them forward vs pull back a bit. Specifically in gymnastics, this often comes up in times of new skills being taught or attempted.
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Over the last 3 years, I have been quite observant of everything going on in gymnastics related to the abuse scandal, the cultural dynamics that have been implicated as a factor, and the way this links to how people are changing their approach…
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This episode is going to be HUGE. After a previous conversation with Dr. Ali Arnold about mental health in gymnastics, the episode was released and had 1000's of downloads in the first few days. It seemed that we were hitting on some issues…
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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.