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October 23rd, 2014 — sport medicine
This could be a big leap forward.
BBC – Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. Darek Fidyka, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
October 22nd, 2014 — ethics, Gymnastics, judging, safety, sport medicine
India Express – Shrivani Nayak:
‘Dipa is great, but for India to succeed it must look beyond the specifics.”
’Jim Holt has coached 7 nations at a fourteen World Championships over the last quarter century, developing gymnastics in far-flung corners. Currently, employed by the Sports Authority of India, the former University of Washington coach has been overseeing the Indian programme. Based out of New Delhi, and frequenting the NIS in Patiala for conducting coaches courses, the American from Seattle puts into perspective Dipa Karmakar’s performances this season, but urges that much more needs to be done if gymnastics has to become a mass-sport that consistently fetches medals for India.
I can state with certainty, given that I’m well connected internationally, and that Dipa Karmakar is currently one of the best-known female vaulters in the world. It is a testimony to her achievement and to coach Nandi’s ambition that she has accomplished a bronze medal at Commonwealth Games and finished 10th (by far highest placing of all gymnasts in India’s history — men or women) at the 2014 World Championships on this event. …
Indian gymnastics is not and should not be Dipa Karmakar and Ashish Kumar. There are a couple thousand kids (in at least 24 or 25 of the states) right now that are India’s future pipeline. …
Personally when I think of Dipa attempting the difficult Produnova, I do not think skills should be competed without achieving mastery of the same.
That said, I only have the highest personal regard, respect, admiration and affection for Dipa. I’ll repeat — I wish she could compete for the men and I’m totally serious about that. Heck, I’d put her on the men’s floor and vault team tomorrow if the rules would allow …
read more – Vaulting ambition, soaring dreams
Click through to see how and why gymnasts from developing nations like India are the ones, so far, risking the dangerous handspring double front vault.
Click PLAY or watch her Commonwealths double front on YouTube. (15.1)
Click PLAY or watch her Asian Games qualifier on YouTube. (15.2)
Click PLAY or watch her Asian Games Final on YouTube.
So that’s a vault that either scores 0.0. Or 15+.
Nonsensical, in my opinion. That kind of deep, dangerous landing must be deducted more.
Simplest solution is to ban the skill. Next best would be to devalue significantly.
October 17th, 2014 — Gymnastics, safety, sport medicine, Trampoline
A researcher is trying to determine how much Trampoline and Gymnastics coaches know about concussions.
I filled out the online survey in about 10 minutes. It’s better than some, though still includes some questions more appropriate for team sport than our own.
At the end are open ended forms where you can write in your personal feedback.
If you’d like to take part, click here.
Here’s the researcher:
Lee Verweel, BSc, MSc (c)
Concussion Research Centre
Bloorview Research Institute
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
via the private T&T Coaches Canada Facebook Group
October 2nd, 2014 — Gymnastics, safety, sport medicine
Tamara from Serbia (training in Germany) is here watching podium training. Coaches told me she suffered a partial ligament tear. No surgery should be needed. But she had to withdraw from Worlds.
Gymnastics is a very dangerous sport.
Inside Gymnastics on Facebook.
October 1st, 2014 — Gymnastics, psychology, sport medicine
Christopher Korotky interviewing Kyla:
“I’m kind of held together by tape right now,” Ross joked after podium training.
“The last few days at the ranch (the U.S. National Team Training Center), I think I kind of overstretched it doing a few leaps. …”
Inside Gymnastics – ROSS READY, DESPITE SETBACK
Kyla Ross is a soldier. Marta, and everyone else watching, believe she’ll be doing the AA come prelims.
See more FIG photos on Facebook.
September 11th, 2014 — safety, sport medicine
Many of the Gymnast Care articles are beyond my understanding. But not this one.
You could recommend it to parents and young gymnasts.
Dr. Joshua Eldridge:
Like any injury, it’s critical for gymnasts to have a plan of action when they return from back pain. …
We have 4 steps in this progression:
1. Pain Reduction
Back Pain Progression for Gymnasts
Click through for details. And great graphics.
September 10th, 2014 — ethics, judging, Rhythmic, safety, sport medicine
With regard to sanctions surrounding the Rhythmic Gymnastics Intercontinental Judges Course in December 2012 in Bucharest (ROU) …
Dr Léglise is suspended from his position as Vice President of Acrobatic Gymnastics, and as member of the FIG Presidential Commission until August 31, 2016. …
Disciplinary decision: FIG Vice President sanctioned
Léglise was many years responsible for FIG’s Medical and Anti-doping Commissions. I’ve always been disappointed the Medical group has not done a better job intervening to protect athletes.
September 2nd, 2014 — Gymnastics, safety, sport medicine
Did anyone get stats from the medical team?
I heard it was awful. Not surprising with so many smaller nations trying to compete against the USA. They are generally far more prepared than the rest of the Americas.
August 29th, 2014 — Gymnastics, safety, sport medicine, sport science
Oct 18th, 2014 in the Boston area.
Dave Tilley on Facebook:
… registration for the 1st Annual Gymnastics Injury and Performance Seminar (G.I.P.S.) is officially open!
Check out the details, list of presenters, and find the registration forms …
Deadline for Registration is OCTOBER 15th.
July 29th, 2014 — Gymnastics, safety, sport medicine, vault
Gymnastics is a dangerous sport.
Many gymnasts who qualified for Commonwealth Games were too injured to compete. When I heard Sam had been injured, I assumed it was on Vault landing.
We have more major injuries on Vault landing than anywhere else. FIG needs research that landing mat. What does the FIG Sports Medicine Commission do, by the way? We never hear of anything they are working on.
Smith and Thomas helped him on to the podium to collect his Team gold medal.
July 29th, 2014 — Gymnastics, safety, sport medicine, sport science
The Gymnast Care Health Round Table
USA Gymnastics Washington Clinic on July 12, 2014.
… Dr. Bill Sands, Dr. John O’Kane and Dr. Monique Burton.
Listen to the 45min audiocast here. 45min. Audio quality is not great.
July 25th, 2014 — books & manuals, Gymnastics, Rhythmic, sport medicine, sport science
Thomas Heinen from Germany is the principle editor. He’s on the FIG Sport Science Committee.
The book “High Performance Gymnastics” is of a German-Brazilian cooperation …
It contains the very latest sports science work on device and Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics. The contributions revolve around sport psychology topics such as the role of the coach or the perception of assets in advance of the Olympic Games, but also movement analytical and biomechanical considerations. …
July 25th, 2014 — Gymnastics, safety, sport medicine, sport science
Dr. Dave Tilley:
… Saturday October 18th I will be putting the “1st Annual Gymnastics and Injury Performance Seminar” at our gym in Beverly, MA. …
Presenters (so far) include my good friends Dr. Joshua Eldridge of Gymnast Care (Sports Chiropractor), Dave Picardy (Expert Weightlifting/Strength and Conditioning Coach), a local Orthopedic Surgeon (specializes in the athletic shoulder), and myself. More may be added …
… $250 for a single spot registration, with discounts offered for group registrations …
Announcing the 1st Annual Gymnastics Injury and Performance Seminar (G.I.P.S. 2014)