Tag Archive for: hip

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Are Ankle Weights, Oversplits, and Aggressive Hip Flexibility Drills Bad for Gymnasts? Why & What To Do Instead

Today on the podcast is Physical Therapist and former Collegiate gymnast Kaysha Heck, PT, DPT, SCS discussing hip flexibility and injuries. Kaysha has unfortunately had a lot of hip injuries herself as a result of outdated flexibility methods…
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Hip Injuries in Gymnastics – A Complete Guide

Hip pain is extremely common in gymnasts. Despite the research saying that only 3.1-5.7% of all injuries in gymnastics occur in the hip, the reality is that it is much more common. Injuries like hamstring growth plate inflammation (ischial apophysitis),…
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Treating Hip Pain in Athletes – Part 1 (Anatomy and Exercise Patterns)

Today on the podcast we are taking a little bit of a detour and bringing you some medical information.  As many people know, I'm a Physical Therapist and a Sports PT that works with a lot of athletes, gymnasts, baseball players, soccer players,…
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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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Needle Walk Ins to Improve Back Leg Split Flexibility, Leaps, and Jumps

I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year!   Readers have really seemed to enjoy some more "quick tip" posts with easy to use drills in practice, so I wanted to share another one of my go to's today. All gymnasts tend to struggle…
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Video Quick Tip! Tall Kneeling Medball Transitional Slams

Last year I wrote a blog post on some common medicine ball exercises I use for both the gymnasts I coach and the gymnasts I treat for rehabilitation at Champion. These included med ball slams, seated overhead throws, and rotational throws. I…