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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 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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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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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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Must Hear Advice for Sports Medicine Providers on Delivering Better Clinical Care

Today on the podcast, I'm extremely excited to bring you part two of my conversation with Medicine Redefined hosts Dr. Altamash and Dr. Darsh in which we have a fantastic discussion on delivering better clinical care. Anyone who is a physical…
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How to Fail Like a Professional [ Part 2 - Medical and Rehab ]

Last week in Part 1 of this blog post,  I told readers about one of the biggest failures I've had to endure in my life: getting kicked out of Physical Therapy school in my last doctoral semester. I told the story, offered the approach that…
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Easy 4 Exercise Progression to Return to Overhead Pressing After a Shoulder Injury

Shoulder pain is one of the most common, and most frustrating, issues that many people deal with during their fitness journeys. It often limits training whether people want to just work out at their local gym, try an obstacle race, do CrossFit…
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Rehab Tips For Clinicians To Treat Gymnasts with Extension Based LBP – Part 3: Intermediate Phase

Over the last few weeks I have been trying to offer some of my thoughts around how I approach the rehabilitation program of a gymnast with extension based back pain. In part 1 I went over calming down acute hypersensitivity and addressing issues…
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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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Rehab Tips For Clinicians To Treat Gymnasts with Extension Based LBP - Part 1: Acute Phase

Extension based lower back pain is one of the biggest epidemics in gymnasts, cheerleaders, dancers, and others. Injuries range from acute muscular strains, to more series acute symptomatic spine fractures. Over the last few years I have seen…