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Free 10 Minute Ankle PreHab Circuit for Gymnasts!

I get asked all the time what stretching, exercises, and balance work is best for gymnasts to help reduce the risk of ankle injuries. If you look at the research (more here and here) ankle injuries are definitely one of the most common injuries…
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Treating Hip Pain in Athletes - Part 2 (Special Testing)

Today on the podcast, we are bringing you part two of our Hip Medical Inservice.  Which is training I provide for doctoral students at Champion Physical Therapy clinic in Boston to educate medical providers on different injuries in gymnastics. Last…
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Treating Hip Pain in Athletes - Part 1 (Anatomy and Exercise Patterns)

Today on the podcast we are taking a little bit of a detour and bringing you some medical information.  As many people know, I'm a Physical Therapist and a Sports PT that works with a lot of athletes, gymnasts, baseball players, soccer players,…
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Back Pain in Gymnastics - A Complete Guide

Lower back pain is something so many gymnasts struggle with.  Depending on the research study you read, between 71% - 96.6% of all the injuries reported are to the lower back. Most literature puts lower back pain as the second or third most…
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Knee Injuries in Gymnastics - A Complete Guide

In gymnasts, the knee joint has the highest rate of "severe" injuries. Unfortunately, this refers to injuries tending to cause the most tissue damage and pain when they occur. Many knee injuries also tend to create the most missed time from…
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Ankle and Foot Injuries in Gymnastics - A Complete Guide

Ankle and foot injuries are one of the most common problems gymnasts face. Depending on the study you read, up to 50% of all lower-body injuries in gymnastics occur at the ankle and foot. When you look at the sport, it makes sense. It is full…
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The Need to Change Landing Deductions in NCAA Gymnastics for Less Knee and Ankle Injuries

Changing how gymnasts are taught to land, in an effort to reduce the risk of serious knee injuries like ACL or meniscus tears, is something that has been talked about for the last 10+ years. I was very grateful and humbled to be asked by…
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The Top 5 Best Active Split Flexibility Drills for Bigger Gymnastics Leaps

Split flexibility is essential for gymnasts if they want bigger jumps and leaps.  But, just doing static split stretching isn't enough to see progress and get jaw-dropping levels of flexibility to show up in skills. Jumps, leaps, dance elements,…
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Breaking Down Hip Assessments

Today we have something very special on the podcast, as many people may know I work at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Boston.  We do a lot of continuing education, we take a lot of doctoral students on their last rotations…
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Exactly How To Increase Hip/Shoulder Flexibility for Gymnasts and Create Effective Cardio Circuits

This week on the podcast I am very excited to have on coach Shay, who won the competition we held alongside the launch of the Peak Gymnastics Power course. Which included a free consultation with me to chat, ask any questions and help with…