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treating back pain

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
2. Control
3. Form
4. Strength

back injury

Back Pain Progression for Gymnasts

Click through for details. And great graphics.

Dr Léglise suspended

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.

injuries at Pan Ams?

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.

Gymnastics Injury Seminar

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.

Sam Oldham injured

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.

Sam injured


Smith and Thomas helped him on to the podium to collect his Team gold medal.

via GymFever

Gymnast Care Round Table

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.

new book – High Performance Gymnastics

Thomas Heinen from Germany is the principle editor. He’s on the FIG Sport Science Committee.

248 pages

English language

ISBN 978-3-942468-30-5

Google Translate:

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. …

High Performance Gymnastics


20 EUR


Gymnastics and Injury Seminar

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 …

Oct 18

Announcing the 1st Annual Gymnastics Injury and Performance Seminar (G.I.P.S. 2014)

Dave Tilley at Region 6 Congress

The coach / editor of hybridperspective.com is presenting.

Friday August 1st – Providence RI

9:00 AM – The Crucial Role and Benefits of Using Preventative Rehabilitation in Gymnastics Training

10:00 – Extension Movements In Gymnastics: Methods For Reducing Spine Injury Risk and Improving Skill Performance

Region 6 Congress Lecture Topics & Random July Thoughts

Dave tries to simplify complicated injury prevention and rehab protocols for coaches.


Injuries as of June 2014

We do not have any official tracking system. Only the NCAA keeps good records.

But Arabian Punch Front has an unofficial partial list of prominent WAG gymnasts from around the world.

It’s been updated to include:

Laurie Hernandez USA Jr – Torn patella tendon & dislocated kneecap + surgery (Jun)

Vanasia Bradley USA Jr – Torn ACL & meniscus, broken patella (Jun)

Gymnastics Injuries June 2014


Both those injuries sound similar to what happened to Christine Peng Peng Lee, keeping her out of the 2012 Olympics.

extreme bionics?

How soon before we have the first ethical debate on whether an athlete with bionic limbs is at an advantage over athletes without them?

Update. Geoffrey Taucer sends this link for Cybathlon. The first world championships for robot-assisted parathletes. Switzerland 2016.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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MotivePro suit

Here’s the state of the art.

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature’s own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that’s both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.

Watch that 19min long video presentation on TED.

related – FDA Approves Segway Inventor’s Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

Sever’s (Heel Pain) in Gymnasts

Dr Joshua Eldridge gives a quick overview. (PDF)

heel pain

life is unpredictable

Taylor Lindsay-Noel:

Taylor… almost six years ago. After an unexpected and rare fall from the high bar, I… a Canadian National Gymnast, was instantly paralyzed from the neck down.

Looking back, if you were to ask me at 14 years old, where I saw myself at 20, my answer would probably go something like this….

“I’m currently on a gymnastics scholarship at a nationally recognized University in the US, I’m finishing up my third year of undergrad and my aspiration in life is to become a sports doctor.”

Now… Let’s look at the reality,

“I’m about to enter my third year of my undergrad at Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts program, I attend therapy multiple times a week, and my aspiration in life is to become an entertainment reporter and a motivational speaker.”


Taylor competed for the Seneca School of Gymnastics.