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Should Gymnasts with Back Pain Wear A Brace?

Today on the podcast, I'm very excited to bring to you something a little different. Presentation from one of my recent students, Alea Penner, a former gymnast who has just graduated from Duke Physical Therapy School, and also coaches gymnastics.  She…
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Addressing Body Image, Nutrition, and Strength Issues in Gymnastics Culture

Today in the podcast, I'm very excited to bring to you an interview I was asked to do with Nicole Ferrier on her podcast.  Nicole is a fitness professional with a bachelor's in exercise science and nutrition, a certified personal trainer,…
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Chellsie Memmel on Gymnasts Lifting Weights and Her Gymnastics Conditioning Routine

Today on the podcast I am super flattered to welcome back Chellsie Memmel for another epic episode. The 2005 World All-Around Champion, the third American woman to achieve this feat, and Beijing Olympic Team member.  Chellsie now 33 years…
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Ellie Downie Discusses Her Elite Gymnastics Career, Longevity, and Mental Health

Today in the podcast, I am excited to have senior British artistic gymnast Ellie Downie.  Ellie from Notts Gymnastics Club has won multiple international medals and titles and is the All-around 2017 European gymnastics champion, the first…
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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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State/Regional Meet Preparation and Summer Strength

Today on the podcast, we are bringing you the second installment of our monthly Office Hours, a free Zoom meeting for Hero Lab members to ask questions, talk about various problems they’re dealing with and also discuss current trends happening…
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The Path Forward for Gymnastics Culture Toward Happier, Healthier Coaches and Gymnasts with Kim Shore

Today’s podcast is a great one, I sit down and have an incredible discussion with Kim Shore, who was part of Gymnastics Canada’s Safe Sport which I did a series of webinars for on gymnastics culture. We have talked a lot behind the scenes…
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3 Key Gymnastics Topics Shoulder PreHab, Achilles Tears, and Strength Programs

Today in the podcast we are bringing you something very exciting, a little behind the scenes a peek at something we've been doing for the Shift community. I run an online group called The Hero Lab, in which we have a private discussion forum…
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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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How To Build Gymnastics Performance Teams

This week's podcast is a lecture that went out in my online membership group The Hero Lab, which is an online educational group for everyone in gymnastics; coaches, medical providers, strength and conditioning coaches, mental health providers,…