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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Gymnastics culture is going through a massive amount of change. The last 2-3 years have seen the most change in our sport following abuse scandals, the Athlete A film, the #GymnastAlliance movement, and notable people in the gymnastics community…
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Safe Sport is becoming a much more well-known and talked about organization within gymnastics. Gymnastics Canada recently asked me to be a part of a webinar panel for their entire coaching population to discuss some important issues related…
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Gymnastics requires a crazy amount of repetition, time, effort, and work to safely reach high levels of gymnastics.
But often times, there is a tug of war between wanting to stay up to pace with an athlete's talent/dedication through training…
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Explosive speed and power are what many gymnastics coaches are looking to achieve when they train in the gym.
Whether it's through improving technique by working drills, improving strength by doing physical preparation, or improving speed…
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Gymnastics parents and gymnastics coaches are one of the most essential relationships that occur in our sport.
Without great relationships, regular communication, and the ability to troubleshoot problems together, things can go sideways quick.
In gymnastics, misguided nutrition advice, body image insecurities, underfueling, and negative mental health are still massive problems that gymnasts face.
It doesn't matter the level, discipline, or age of athletes when it comes to this…
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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.