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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Achilles injuries, and more specifically Achilles tendon ruptures, have come to light as a massive problem in NCAA gymnastics. They exist on the men's side, but are clearly a bigger issue within the women's artistic world. Although…
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One of the most common questions I’ve been getting via direct message and email is some variant is this:
“What should I do if a coach / a parent / my gym owner refuses to change?
They are so stubborn and can't see they are the problem.…
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Today I'm super excited to share a fantastic interview with Bridget Sloan, who is a 2008 Olympian, 9x NCAA Champion with the Florida Gators, and current gymnastics commentator.
She has a had a huge range of experience as an athlete, and offers…
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Changing gymnastics culture is by far the biggest conversation we are having in our sport. In my opinion, when you dig down to the real root issues two commonalities pop up: personal insecurities and/or fear of social judgment.
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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.