prehab / rehab ankle sprain

BEST is to get individual advice for each athlete from the best experts available. (Personally I like Athletic trainers because they are all about getting athletes back in the game as quickly and safely as possible.)

It’s worth checking some tips from The Perhap Guys, Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidates from USC. Strength and Conditioning Specialists.

6 Exercises to Reduce Risk of an Ankle Sprain

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GymCastic on the USAG abuse scandal

Episode #245 is one of the best in a long time.

Spencer and Jessica on:

USA Gymnastics President has resigned …

Why this is not the time to move on because nothing has changed

  • Three things that still need to be done to prevent abuse at USA Gymnastics
  • USAG still going to do their own policing on non-sexual abuse misconduct and crimes. SafeSport only investigating sexual assaults.

Jessica O’Beirne is the person to follow on this issue. Now that Steve Penny has resigned — a symbolic sign of willingness to change — Jessica details some of the next steps necessary if USAG is actually going to make the sport safer for athletes into the future.

Listen here.

Cracking Down on Abuse in U.S. Gymnastics

Jessica Howard was U.S. national champion in rhythmic gymnastics from 1999 to 2001, a finalist at the 1999 World Championships, and a member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. 

Later she was on the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors.

In the NY Times Jessica writes of how she was abused by Larry Nassar. And what the USAG needs to do to protect their members in future.

Cracking Down on Abuse in U.S. Gymnastics

Trampoline Park injuries

Coaches of Trampoline and Gymnastics mostly can’t believe Trampoline Parks can stay open. Why aren’t they sued into bankruptcy?

Hospital visits are on the rise.

Those statistics are from a study in Paediatrics – Trampoline Park and Home Trampoline Injuries (2016)

related – Sun (U.K.) – FLIPPING DANGEROUS A shattered spine, fractured skull, iron rod in leg, broken ankles, dislocated foot, black eyes – why are trampoline parks jumping in popularity?

60 Minutes investigates USA Gymnastics sex abuse

News magazine program “60 Minutes” put the spotlight on IndyStar’s investigative reporting on sex abuse within USA Gymnastics.

Several former gymnasts came forward to tell their stories of alleged sex abuse committed by former team doctor Larry Nassar. If you missed the program, you can watch online here (in the USA). …

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Click PLAY or watch USAG Board Chair Paul Parilla’s response on Twitter.

related – read FloGymnastics’ Editorial: Why Does Abuse Continue To Plague USA Gymnastics?

USAG should have done more sooner, that’s clear.

What will USA Gymnastics do next? That’s not at all clear.

Changes may be imposed on all Olympic sports in the USA — Senator seeks tougher law after USA Gymnastics’ handling of sex abuse cases

FBI has interviewed gymnasts

Multiple gymnasts from the U.S. team, including members of the gold medal-winning squads in Rio de Janeiro and London, have been interviewed in recent months by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as either patients of the doctor, Larry Nassar, or potential witnesses …

Dr. Nassar, an osteopathic physician, served as a volunteer trainer and doctor for the U.S. national team for almost 30 years …

FBI Interviews Top U.S. Gymnasts in Intensifying Sexual-Abuse Investigation