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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Hey everyone! First off, I hope you are safe and healthy amongst this COVID-19 chaos. We are in very hard times. Most if not all gyms will be closed in the next month, and USAG just announced that the rest of the competitive season has been…
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Hey everyone. First off, I hope you are healthy, safe, and doing your best to take are of your mental health with the craziness of the coronavirus changing our lives so quick.
I'll keep this very short and to the point. I know the gymnastics…
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I'm so excited to get an absolute must hear interview up today about hard, but necessary, conversation with parents, gymnasts, and coaches. Last month, I wrote a very popular article, "7 Tips for Dealing with Stubborn Gymnastics Coaches, Parents,…
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Today I'm so fortunate to share an amazing interview I did with Professor Jill Cook. She is one of the world-leading experts in tendon injuries, among many other great accomplishments. I have followed Jill's work for the last decade, which has…
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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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.