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Training Hours in Young Gymnasts, Coach/Parent Boundaries, and Training High Level Gymnasts Safely with Lindsey Stancil

Today on the podcast, I'm very excited to be joined by Lindsey Stancil, a high-level coach in the Pennsylvania area.  Owner of X-Cel Gymnastics and the Head Coach of the Xquisite competitive team. She's been professional and grateful…
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John Orozco Discusses His Elite Gymnastics Career and Offers Advice on Overcoming Injuries

Today on the podcast I am super grateful to be joined by accomplished and noted USA Elite MAG Gymnast John Orozco. He trained in Colorado Springs for most of his career, winning 3 medals at various world championships and representing the…
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Mike Reiman on Hip Dysplasia/Microinstability Injuries and Finding Success as a Clinician

Today on the podcast I geek out with Duke faculty member and researcher, educator, and mentor in the physical therapy world, Mike Reiman.  Co-writer of the only textbook on functional testing, Functional Testing in Human Performance. He…
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Why The Human Matters More Than The Gymnast

Why The Human Matters More Than The Gymnast Today on the podcast, I had a great chat with a former gymnast, and coach Rebecca Smith who asked me to come on an Instagram Live and talk about, creating cultures where people can feel progression…
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Sarah Korngold Discusses Developing Elite Level Gymnastics, Putting The Athlete First, and Building Cultures

Sarah Korngold Discusses Developing Elite Level Gymnastics, Putting The Athlete First, and Building Cultures  In this week's podcast, I was excited to chat with another member of the phenomenal Ascend Gymnastics Coaching Team, who works…
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Exactly How I Get Gymnasts Back to Handstands After Elbow Injury

First, I hope you are doing well during the ongoing coronavirus madness! My best wishes go out to you and your friends/family. In thinking about the gymnastics medical side of things, one of the most common questions I get about working with…
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Rehab Tips For Clinicians To Treat Gymnasts with Extension Based LBP - Part 2: Subacute Phase

In Part 1 of this article series I went over some basics around managing the acute phase, and the importance of figuring out issues above and below the area with pain. I also mentioned some educational, manual therapy, and basic exercises I…
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3 Reasons Why Not To Stretch Toe Point In Gymnasts With A History Of Ankle Sprains

I wanted to blog quick about a scenario where it might be a good idea NOT to stretch a gymnasts ankles for a toe point. Ankles are one of the most frequently injured body parts in gymnastics with a variety of injuries from getting crunched…
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5 Easy Screens for Detecting Back Pain in Gymnasts

It's widely known that lower back pain is a huge problem in both male and female gymnastics.  Despite more education coming out and progress being made, I unfortunately still treat a ton of gymnasts weekly at Champion for lower back pain.…