the parents of Nassar victims

… How could the parents of these girls have been in the room while Larry abused their child – and not know it was happening?

… change into loose shorts, lay down on the exam table, on her stomach. Larry would drape her with a towel.

“I would be looking at that as, ‘Oh, he’s respecting her modesty by covering her.’ ”

… Kaylee had tried to tell her mom about Larry five years ago, when she was just 13.

Right after her third appointment with Larry. …

Believed – The Parents

Dr. Sloan Beard – GymnastFix

Dr. Sloan Beard, DC, MS, CCSP. from Alabama competed for Ball State. Now a chiropractor, she knows all about injuries.

Click through to listen to her interview.

related –

Click PLAY or watch Sloan on YouTube.

how the criminal doctor was finally caught

… the beginning of the end comes in the summer of 2016, thanks to three things: a tough police detective, a dedicated team of journalists in Indiana, and a homeschooling mom from Kentucky.

That mom is Rachael Denhollander. She’s also a lawyer and a devout Christian. …

Believed – How He Got Caught

I’m still astonished that American medical associations took so little of the blame. ☹️

in defence of icing injuries


I’ve read the articles. But still recommend ice to athletes in most of the same situations we did in the past. It often helps.

Dr. Dave Tilley is still proscribing ice.

He links to this article by Mike Reinold:

… Ice isn’t the bad guy. Yes, we tend to apply ice in some situations that probably doesn’t help and claim we do so for the wrong reasons. But the bottom line is that there are several benefits to ice, and ice has not been proven to impede the healing process as many claim. …

Is Icing an Injury Really Bad for You? What the Science Says

Ice plunge?

At University of Saskatchewan we would use it for a new strain / sprain, but never full body.


Amanda Thomashow accused Nassar 2014

He was interviewed by police for two and a half hours. And talked his way out of it.

Amanda’s complaint also triggered a Title IX investigation.

After less than three months on leave from his job at Michigan State University, Larry was allowed back to work. With conditions. He’d have to follow basic medical guidelines: wear gloves, get consent, have a chaperone in the room. In other words, really basic things that any doctor working with minors in their private areas should do.

But nobody at MSU ever actually checked to see if Larry’s doing any of those things.

That means young girls and women kept streaming into Larry’s treatment rooms…not just at MSU, but at USA Gymnastics and local gyms, and a nearby high school. Even at his home, where Larry “treated” patients on a massage table in his basement.

Some 70 survivors say they were abused by Larry after MSU cleared him to go back to work.

NPR BELIEVED – Gaslighting Season 1, Episode 4

The criminal doctor did not contradict what Amanda said. Rather he stuck to the story that it was valid medical treatment.

related – Everyone Believed Larry Nassar The predatory trainer may have just taken down USA Gymnastics. How did he deceive so many for so long?

via GymCastic

will USOC end USAG?

I thought USAG would be forced to declare bankruptcy after the first lawsuit found them guilty of being complicit in the crimes of their team Doctor.

That could still happen. But they may lose status as the National Governing Body for gymnastics in the United States first.

US Olympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland:

“Today the United States Olympic Committee has filed a complaint initiating a Section 8 proceeding against USA Gymnastics, seeking to revoke USAG’s recognition as a member National Governing Body of the USOC. This is a situation in which there are no perfect solutions. Seeking to revoke recognition is not a conclusion that we have come to easily. …

USOC Statement Regarding Action To Revoke USA Gymnastics’ Recognition As Member National Governing Body

USAG responded:

USA Gymnastics Board of Directors message to the USA Gymnastics membership

I need Spencer to tell me what to think. Jessica to tell me what to feel.

This is the burn it all down scenario.

On the up side, it would be a completely fresh start.

On the down side, gymnasts and coaches may be hurt due to unintended consequences in the transition to an ALL NEW organization.

The USOC’s action Monday triggers a process that includes a hearing before a three-person panel. …

The USOC is known to have revoked the recognition or cut off the funding of an NGB only three times — with taekwondo, team handball and modern pentathlon.

USA Today

It will be difficult to defend the actions of the current Board of Directors. Their decision to hire a former politician as CEO was the last straw for me. I can hardly imagine a worse hire.

Oleg Verniaiev qualifies for the AA final

His coach felt he needed to return for Doha, ready or not, in order to prep for Tokyo.

Click PLAY or watch his P Bars on YouTube.

partial list of gymnasts NOT at Europeans

Many of these Seniors, but not all, were taken off teams due to injury. Gymnastics is a dangerous sport.

Rune Hermans BEL
Julie Meyers BEL
Nora Fernandez ESP
Sophie Scheder GER
Becky Downie GBR
Zsófia Kovács HUN
Lilja Olafsdottir ISL
Ofir Kremer ISR
Meitar Lavy ISR
Shailee Weiss ISR
Eythora Thorsdottir NED
Maria Kharenkova RUS
Viktoria Komova RUS
Anamaria Ocolișan ROM
Rafaela Ferreira POR
Klara Kopec POL
Lynn Genhart SUI
Giulia Steingruber SUI

via Wikipedia

Zsófia Kovács, for example, has a strange abdominal tear. She’s hoping to recover in time for Worlds.