Become an Expert at Helping Gymnasts with Lower Back Pain
Learn an exact step-by-step system to for evaluating, treating, and building return to sports programs for gymnasts with lumbar spine injuries.
Stop feeling frustrated and overwhelmed when treating gymnasts with lower back pain.
Evaluation and Treatment of Lumbar Spine Injuries in Gymnastics is an all in one, comprehensive program designed for medical providers working with gymnasts.
You will learn the exact exercises, protocols, and treatment techniques you need to be more confident in the clinic and more excited every day.
Ones that are backed by the latest science, and have been proven to help 1000s of gymnasts from the recreational to the international elite level.
You'll learn a complete system for evaluating, treating, and building advanced rehabilitation programs for gymnasts with shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries.
You will also learn how to create custom return to sport and maintenance programs.
With these tools, you will become the "go to" expert for gymnasts who need help with injuries and performance programs.
Ready to become a master clinician for treating gymnasts for upper extremity injuries?
BOC Approved for Athletic Trainers - 10 Category A CEU Units
Approved for Physical Therapists - 10 CCU Units with reciprocity in multiple states
Recent Advances in the Evidence Based Evaluation and Treatment of Upper Extremity Injuries in Gymnastics
This is a 10 hour online course combining of lecture. lab, and case study material over 5 Modules. You will proceed from introductory science, to evaluation techniques, to acute/subacute phases of rehabilitation, to advanced/strength & conditioning phases of rehabilitation, to building custom return to sport programs.
Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up!
Full, Lifetime Access To Course Materials
Once you enroll, you have unlimited access to the entire 10 hour course and all the materials for life. Go back and revisit and lecture, handout, or protocol you need!
10 Hours of Lecture and Lab Videos
Over 5 Modules, we will break down the exact examination, treatment, and return to sport progressions that are evidence based and easy to use in the clinic.
All Lecture Slides & PDFs For Download
All course materials have been packaged into an easy to download zip file for your convenience. All the lecture slides, case study PDFs, and bonus materials are yours to keep.
Full Exercise Library
We wanted course participants to have no questions about what exercise interventions we use when working with gymnasts. So, we have an entire exercise library to help guide you through rehab program design!
Here’s what people are saying about the course
Orthopedic Physical Therapist
and Gymnastics Coach
Evaluating and Treating Back Pain in Gymnasts answered every question I had about assessing, evaluating, and treating gymnasts for lower back injuries.
If you are a clinician struggling to treat gymnasts, you're not alone. I used to think treating gymnasts for spine injuries was an impossible equation.
But Dave has done all the work to give us the exact step by step process, exercises, and hands on treatment tools to help gymnasts get out of pain and back to the sport they love.
It is packed full of evidenced based resources, videos, protocols, and case studies.
It is packed full of evidence based resources, videos, protocols, and case studies.
Mother of NCAA Gymnast
I can't recommend Dave and his new gymnastics back pain program enough.
My daughter wouldn't be competing in college gymnastics without it.
My daughter's low back pain started when she was 13, training as a Level 8 . Despite doctors saying her imaging was 'clean' and just telling her to rest, the pain always came back.
After doing this for months, one practice she got shooting leg pain after a bar dismount, and another MRI form a different doctor showe da missed L4 stress fracture. Following 6 months of bracing and trying to get back to the gym, her pain came back immediately despite another scan showing no re-fracture.
I was desperate to help her achieve her dream of college gymnastics. That's when I found Dave, and the rest is history! He gave her a full evaluation, provided specific exercises and drills, and then built a progressive program back to gymnastics. I'm happy to say that Kaleigh has just finished her freshman year as part of an NCAA gymnastics team."
Sports Physical Therapist
Co-Owner of Champion PT
"I've seen Dave use these exact techniques with 100s of gymnasts - and they work.
It's been great to see so many gymnasts finally get the sport specific evaluation, treatment, and return to sports programs they need when they have upper body injuries.
These science based techniques are easy to use and will no doubt help you be a better clinician.
Not only does Dave combined all of the best systems for treating back pain, he brings practical experience from treating 100s and 100s of gymnasts.
If you're a provider working in gymnastics sports medicine, you need to take this course."
What's Inside The Course?
Module 1 - Introduction and Background
In this module, we discuss the latest research on lumbar spine epidemiology, sport forces, injury patterns, and the key rehabilitation interventions for treating gymnasts over 4 video lectures.
Module 2 - Evaluation and Examination
Here, we review the essential subjective and objective techniques. We break down osseous, ligamentous, muscular, neural, and kinetic chain influences for the lumbar spine using lecture and lab videos.
Module 3 - Acute and Subacute Phases
The first 4-6 weeks of a lumbar spine injury can be extremely intimidating for clinicians. We discuss the exact hands on and exercise techniques for acute low back pain, including a guest lecture on injections and surgical options from Dr. Steven Makovitch
Module 4 - Advanced and S&C Phases
We continue our course by covering the important phase of rebuilding global strength, power, and dynamic stability for lower back injuries. We also break down the exact lower body impact and plyometric exercise progressions gymnasts need before returning to training.
Module 5 - Return To Sport Phase
We wrap up the course by breaking down how medical providers can build custom, gymnastics specific return to sport and maintenance care programs to help gymnasts go above and beyond their previous level of performance.
Exclusive Launch Week Add Ons
To celebrate one of our most anticipated courses, we are offering special bonuses when you sign up! Along with full life time access to all the materials, you will also get our 2 full case studies and access to our private online community, SHIFT HQ.
Full Lifetime Access to Materials Including Details Rehabilitation Protocols
We want to make sure you have everything you need to be successful.
So, we've packaged all the lecture slides, worksheets, references, and lab materials in one folder for you to download and have for life!
3 Case Studies - Spondy Fracture, Disc Injury with Sciatica, and Impact Intolerance
In an effort to maximally help course participants, we have created 3 case studies from real life gymnasts.
They are a case for extension intolerant spondylolethesis, flexion intolerant discogenic and sciatic pain, and impact intolerant facet irritation.
Free Access To Our Private Online Community, SHIFT HQ
When you enroll in this course, you get free access to our one of a kind online gymnastics community.
This is our forum where we ask clarifying questions about the course material, discuss challenging cases, and network.
About The Course Instructor,
Dr. Dave Tilley DPT, SCS, CSCS
Dr. Dave Tilley was a competitive gymnast, competing collegiately, and has 16 years of coaching experience currently working in optional levels. He has his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, is Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy, and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Along with this clinical work, Dave conducts reserach on gymnastics injuries, workload tracking, and sports performance. He has worked with thousands of gymnasts, ranging from the recreational to elite international level, and regularly speaks both nationally and internationally about Gymnastics Sports Medicine.
Here's What People Are Saying About Dr. Dave Tilley
Elite International Gymnastics Coach
Consultant to 21 Gymnastics Nations
"Dave produces world class content that I trust 110%.
You can't help but feel inspired when you spend time with Dave.
He is changing the sport of gymnastics for the better, and I know that his knowledge will bring you massive value."
Former Division 1 NCAA Gymnast
"As a collegiate gymnast, I'm SO grateful for Dave and his programs.
Dave has helped me come back from stress fractures in my shin, a Lisfranc fracture in my foot, and surgery for a labrum tear in my shoulder.
Thanks to Dave, I was able to get back to all my events and compete through college!
CEO of Tumbl Trak
"Dave is a truly incredible resource.
If you are working with gymnasts and care about their health and well being, you must invest in Dave's materials.
He goes above and beyond to give the gymnastics community the latest science based and easily applicable information."
Save Thousands of Dollars and Hours of Time
Learning the latest medical information can be insanely expensive.
People can easily spend $3000 on books, live courses, and travel/hotel associated with those in person events.
Not to mention the hours of your free time or weekends to comb through all the material and find out whats relevant for you.
We have done all the work so you can save your money, and not have to sacrifice weeks of your time.
With our online course you can learn everything you need right from your couch, when it best fits your schedule, and at your own pace without breaking the bank.
How Much Does It Cost?
one time payment
2 split payments
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Frequently Asked Questions
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
US Athletic Trainers - Yes! This course is currently being approved for 10 CEU units through the BOC. SHIFT Movement Science DBA The Hybrid Perspective LLC (BOC AP#: P10184) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 8.5 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
US Physical Therapists - Yes! This course is currently approved for 8.5 CEU units in Texas, which multiple other states accept CEU units from via reciprocity. The list currently includes Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
International Providers - We currently do not have formalized international pathways for CEU submission, but upon completion of the course you can submit your certificate and apply for credits.
This course is intended for medical doctors, athletic trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists, physicians assistants, strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapy assistants, and other allied health providers.
Nope! I intentionally made the course something that those from outside the sport can learn. Whether you have spent your entire life in gymnastics, or are brand new to the sport, whether you are a new grad or an experienced clinician, you can learn a massive amount of information from this course.
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A Note From Dave
After years of work, I'm so excited to finally launch one of SHIFT's most highly anticipated medical course! I wanted to make sure that I did this right.
So I took extra time to review the research, pick topics that I knew people needed help with, and really break down everything medical providers need to know when working with gymnasts for lumbar spine injuries
Then I took all of my experiences as a gymnast and coach, combined them with the incredible mentorship I've had from of the world leading experts in sports rehabilitation, and also added in my clinical experience form treating 500+ gymnasts with lower back pain.
I promise that you will not regret signing up for this course. I can't wait to see you inside!