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December 11th, 2013 — ethics, Gymnastics, Olympics, psychology, sport medicine
Want to know who see’s everything at The Ranch?
Who runs the room where Kyla Ross said cameras should follow the team if they really want to see where the action is at camp.
Who we would pick if we were going to pick a doctor to take care of our kids while they traveled around the world flipping at speeds that would make an astronaut jealous? It’s USA Gymnastics Team Physician, Larry Nassar, A.T.C.
He’s a professor, a certified athletic trainer, an osteopath and one of the most caring human beings you could ever hope to meet. A blunt, honest, experienced professional who tells it like it is. He can do that because he’s so compassionate. …
episode 63: Doctor Larry Nassar
• Gymnastics Doctor YouTube channel
• GymnasticsDoctor.com DVDs
December 9th, 2013 — camps, Gymnastics, sport medicine, sport science
99 of Australia’s best young gymnasts aged between 9-12 years and their personal coaches recently attended the International Development Program (IDP) Clinic, in total representing 15 different High Performance programs from around the country.
The clinic was led by Gymnastics Australia’s National Pathways Manager, Jo Richards, along with experienced coaches:
– Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Coach: Peggy Liddick
– VWHPC VIS Gymnastics Coaches: Misha Barabach and Tracey Penaluna
– Choreographer: Stacey Umeh
… In between training sessions many of the girls were involved in the final testing session of the research study – “A Multi-factorial risk analysis of Australian elite female gymnasts”. Gymnastics Australia, the Victorian Institute of Sport and the Australian Catholic University are working together on a nationwide research project on injuries in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. The project aims to identify the “at risk” development stages for elite female gymnasts and, secondly, the risk factors associated with elite gymnastics. …
Best young talent impress in Melbourne
related – John & Kathryn Geddert are Down Under (PHOTOS) working with Aussie kids, as well
December 1st, 2013 — safety, sport medicine, Trampoline
Here’s a good news story.
‘I was determined to walk down the aisle’: Trampolinist left paralysed fulfills her wedding dream thanks to her own tenacity and support of fiance
Natalie Burr, 30, from Maidstone, Kent was an Olympic hopeful
Was training for World Championships when she fell in 2007
Fireman fiancé Shane helped her recover and they married in 2009
Became a mother to daughter Holly in 2012
Now coaches trampolining
Couple shortlisted for Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards
Read more …
November 29th, 2013 — Gymnastics, safety, sport medicine, Trampoline
Arabian Punch Front posted a partial list of injured Artistic gymnasts.
A bit of good news, however from FIG:
- At the close of the three world championships held in 2013, the Medical Commission informed that in terms of accidents, this year showed the lowest number of accidents over the past twenty years …
- From 2011 – 2013, the Medical Commission conducted 950 antidoping tests. Three positive, venial cases were recorded in all (furosemide, cannabis, stimulant) …
November 28th, 2013 — Gymnastics, pits, product warnings, safety, sport medicine, sport science
Amanda Turner linked to that single study on a small sample of Collegiate gymnasts. The researchers have put up their own web page dedicated to the topic:
We are a group of researchers from Dartmouth College, Boston University and Duke University who study how people are exposed to flame retardant chemicals.
More broadly, we study how chemicals in the environment can affect the health of people. We chose to do a study of gymnasts because one of us is a former competitive gymnast and because we were concerned competitive gymnasts may have elevated exposures to flame retardants due to their use of foam containing equipment.
The study included 11 collegiate gymnasts that was published in the scientific journal Environmental Science & Technology: Carignan CC, Heiger-Bernays W, McClean MD, Roberts SC, Stapleton HM, Sjödin A, Webster TF. Flame retardant exposure among collegiate U.S. gymnasts. 2013. Environ. Sci. Technol.
(DETAILS & ABSTRACT)
This website was developed to advise gymnasts and coaches to wash their hands after practice and before eating, to provide facts about flame retardants and gymnastics and to facilitate collaboration between flame retardant scientists, fire safety experts, equipment manufacturers and the gymnastics community. …
November 27th, 2013 — CrossFit, Gymnastics, psychology, sport medicine
Kate, a former gymnast and then CrossFitter, was told by doctors that she probably would’ve died from the disease if she hadn’t been in such good physical shape. It was only a year before she returned to the CrossFit gym …
Kate Foster | I’ll Show You
Click PLAY or watch the video on TODAY.
… What’s your problem, again?
November 19th, 2013 — Gymnastics, safety, sport medicine
… Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jeff Richter, CSCS, USAW, provides instructions on using a foam roller for improved muscle functioning and performance …
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
(via Gymnast Crossing)
That post has another video and links to more information.
November 13th, 2013 — Gymnastics, parents, safety, sport medicine, sport science
Robert M. Malina, Adam D. G. Baxter-Jones, Neil Armstrong, Gaston P. Beunen, Dennis Caine, Robin M. Daly, Richard D. Lewis, Alan D. Rogol, Keith Russell
Short stature and later maturation of youth artistic gymnasts are often attributed to the effects of intensive training from a young age. …
… the Scientific Commission of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) convened a committee to review the current literature and address four questions:
(1) Is there a negative effect of training on attained adult stature?
(2) Is there a negative effect of training on growth of body segments?
(3) Does training attenuate pubertal growth and maturation, specifically, the rate of growth and/or the timing and tempo of maturation?
(4) Does training negatively influence the endocrine system, specifically hormones related to growth and pubertal maturation?
… Allowing for noted limitations, the following conclusions were deemed acceptable:
(1) Adult height or near adult height of female and male artistic gymnasts is not compromised by intensive gymnastics training.
(2) Gymnastics training does not appear to attenuate growth of upper (sitting height) or lower (legs) body segment lengths.
(3) Gymnastics training does not appear to attenuate pubertal growth and maturation, neither rate of growth nor the timing and tempo of the growth spurt.
(4) Available data are inadequate to address the issue of intensive gymnastics training and alterations within the endocrine system.
Role of Intensive Training in the Growth and Maturation of Artistic Gymnasts
The full PDF is linked.
In short, Artistic Gymnastics does not make you short.
Olympians Hannah Whelan (4ft 9in) and rower Josh West (6ft 91/2in).
November 11th, 2013 — Gymnastics, safety, sport medicine
Ashley Koto, DPT, ATC:
In the sport of women’s artistic gymnastics, the most common injuries occur in the lower body. …
CHKD Sports Medicine Blog – Stick It: Getting Back to Proper Landings for Gymnastics
November 4th, 2013 — Gymnastics, NCAA, sport medicine
What you go through in life just makes you that much stronger. Going for my 2nd ACL reconstructive surgery tomorrow. Sucks to be out for another season but I’m on the road to being 100%
Christine Lee on Facebook.
It’s the same knee. Because it had not healed correctly enough, the same ACL and patella tendon are under repair.
October 26th, 2013 — bars, Gymnastics, pits, safety, sport medicine
For the first time I’ve seen, Taylor talks about the injury on Bars that left her partially paralyzed.
She under-rotated a toe-on double front dismount. A new Bars skill. No pit.
Every coach I’ve spoken with feels that skill is too dangerous without a pit.
Taylor is very active online. Google her. She’s moving forward.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
October 4th, 2013 — ethics, Gymnastics, judging, safety, sport medicine, sport science, vault
Most catastrophic injuries in gymnastics result from variations of multiple front somersaults.
There’s no more dangerous skill being competed at World Championships Antwerp 2013 than the Handspring double front for WAG.
Click PLAY or watch Yamilet Peña on YouTube. Podium training.
Here it was in competition.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
1st Vault : 14.900 = D score : 7.0, E score : 7,90)
2nd Vault : 14.466 = D score : 5.80, E score : 8.666).
Average : 14.683
Yamilet Peña qualified to the Vault Final.
Fadwa Muhammad also competed that Vault in Antwerp. Body position at contact with landing mat was similar, but she did not roll out. (I don’t see that video on YouTube.) She also might have made the Vault final, except that her 2nd vault was too low a start value.
But here’s Fadwa’s (worse) Prudnova from African Championships 2012.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Terrifying. Yet she went on to win the Gold medal on Vault.
I’ve heard she
went to the hospital after that Vault. Can anyone who was at the competition verify if that is true?
It’s not. Turns out you can’t believe what you read on the internet.
What kind of message is FIG sending?
Almost everyone I speak with feels that kind of lack of control should not be rewarded with a trip to Finals. Yet the actual deduction for “falling” on it results in only 0.5 deduction, when averaged over two Vaults.
FIG WTC could ban the Vault. I’d hate to see that. We know that it’s possible for a woman to do it very well.
But any kind of dangerous landing must be penalized more.
Another solution would be to double the deductions on Vault.
Of course that would go for WAG and MAG.
The Men are plenty dangerous on Vault too, in 2013.
If dangerous landings were more severely penalized, super clean vaulters like Ryohei Kato would benefit. Crash and burn gamblers would be dissuaded from chucking their hardest Vault.
Click PLAY or watch Ryohei Kato on YouTube.
Uncle Tim noted that Ryohei is one of the few gymnasts who can keep legs together on preflight of Tsukahara approach vaults.
FEWER INJURIES is the goal.
• Yamilet Peña Abreu (DOM) 2011 Worlds EF VT
• Yamilet Peña Abreu DOM | Qual – Salto @ ZiBo 2012 (her best one, so far)
October 3rd, 2013 — Gymnastics, physical preparation, sport medicine
After a terrific and historic prelims, there will be no shopping for souvenirs yet.
Dr. Larry Nassar:
… medical room at the Hilton where we spend almost all our time if we are not at practice/competition. We bring with us ultrasound, electrical stim, vacuum cupping stim, plain vacuum cupping, acupuncture, microlight cold laser, jade stone augmented soft tissue release, and of course ice buckets, ice bags and ice baths. Plenty of kinesio tape, leukotape P, and variety of athletic tapes. Massages, manipulations, and plenty of story telling. 20 days in a row of training without a single day off and they are kicking some butt and we are doing are best to keep their bodies going!
Had the 2nd practice cancelled! Got to go out to late lunch with the team!