Tag Archive for: Landings

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Helping Gymnasts With Back Pain from Landing Forces

When people think of back pain in gymnastics, they typically think about the extreme back bending motions that cause stress fractures or "spondy" fractures. While this is for sure a big part of gymnasts having back pain, there are other factors…
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The Need to Change Landing Deductions in NCAA Gymnastics for Less Knee and Ankle Injuries

Changing how gymnasts are taught to land, in an effort to reduce the risk of serious knee injuries like ACL or meniscus tears, is something that has been talked about for the last 10+ years. I was very grateful and humbled to be asked by…