reducing Gymnastics leg injury

Dave Tilley:

Issues like stress fractures, ankle sprains, growth plate inflammation, ACL or meniscus tears, Achilles injuries, and overuse cartilage break down are seen throughout all levels of gymnastics. These injuries all have a common overlap in being “impact” based….

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On the upside, all that impact results in gymnasts having very dense bones.

On the downside, every coach needs to constantly assess the training plan to minimize the risk of traumatic and chronic injuries.

Dave has some advice.

1. Temporarily Reduce Workloads and Impact Volume

2. Diagnose and Get Medical Care Quickly

3. Be Patient

4. Manage Soft Tissue Daily (Manual Therapy and Stretching)

5. Use Ice Baths and Compression Nightly

6. Land Properly

7. Slowly Rebuild Knee and Ankle Joint Strength Following Injury

8. Slowly Rebuild Impact Volume Following Rehab

9. Correct Technical Issues (Steep Take off and Landing Short)

The other more obvious piece, although it’s shockingly not addressed, is that gymnasts simply need to stop landing short and destroying their ankles all the time. Mistakes obviously happen here and there, but the reality is that far too many gymnasts are being allowed to land very short on a daily basis. …

10. Build Leg Strength with Physical Preparation Programs

11. Track Growth

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Chris Remkes, Clay Stephens ACL injuries

What a terrible week for Australia.

… US-based athlete Clay Stephens (Illinois) ruptured his ACL earlier in the week followed by Commonwealth Games Gold medalist Chris Remkes suffering the same fate overnight at the Artistic World Cup round in Doha.

Having already competed in the recent World Cup events in both Melbourne and Baku, the in-form Remkes had made the finals of both the Floor and Vault in Doha.

Sadly, things went horribly wrong early in his Floor routine with Remkes landing awkwardly on an early pass. injuring his left knee.

Medical scans conducted in Doha confirmed the suspected ACL and meniscus injury, ending his World Cup season and his competing year. …

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Chris was injured landing his new triple twisting double layout. The skill was quite well done. The landing not obviously dangerous. ☹️

new skill by Gabriel Hannah

Coach Will Banthorpe posted this.

Handspring to double salto forwards with 1/2 twist ~ Morandi with 1/2 turn.

Yep. It should be impossible.

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Gabriel competed it this weekend and was awarded E-value.

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The Unnoficial "Hannah" Element! 🤸🏼‍♂️ . So I have been working this skill for a long time now, and kept it under wraps as I was hoping to compete it at this year's World Univeristy Games and receive that accolade all gymnasts dream of – having a skill named after them! Unfortunatley I was unable to attend this competition and therefore wouldn't be able to debut my skill. HOWEVER I decided even if it doesn't get officially named after me, at least I can be the very first person in the world to compete it! So here it is! A handspring with front salto and 1/2 turn in competition at the British Championships (Morandi 1/2). I submitted it to the officials, of whom some are senior members of FIG and I was given an E-Value . The floor is quite literally open now for anyone who wishes to take the skill as their own! But I will always be able to say I was still the first to compete it! (Even if it wasn't perfect on the day- I am still over the moon to have competed it) . @gymnasticshighlights @gymnastics.spotlight @gymnastics_intl @supremegymnastics @men_gymnastics @pure_gymnastics @gym_storage @insidegym @usagym @nilemw #Loughborough #GabesGradLife #Graduate #GradLife #WorkingGymnast #fitness #BritishChampionships #GymnasticsHighlights

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