“The Gymnasts and Their Allies” are some of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders over the past year.
When the sentencing trial of Larry Nassar began, few people knew the former USA Gymnastics doctor’s name, much less the details of his crimes.
Then, the young women he sexually assaulted—more than 150 of them—told their stories.
Their seven days of harrowing testimony shook the world of sports and beyond. Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison. The president of Michigan State University, Nassar’s former employer, resigned, as did the board of USA Gymnastics and the CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
As Olympian Aly Raisman said, “We are here, we have our voices, and we are not going anywhere.”
22. The Gymnasts and Their Allies
One of the all time Gator greats, Kennedy snapped an Achilles early this season. ☹️
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Last night Mattie Larson, Miss Val and Jessica O’Beirne were guests.
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METH vs RICE.
Which is better for your athletes?
Agressive treatment for minor injuries like ankle strains is not new. I recall our physiotherapist at University of Saskatchewan walking athletes immediately on ankle sprains as one method for faster recovery. That was in the 1990s.
Coaches without medical training should defer to their most trusted experts on this issue.
RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) is a term that is synonymous with treating athletic injuries. Ice has been the gold standard for injuries and sore muscles since Dr. Mirkin coined it in 1978 from his sports medicine book. …
Ice will control the pain from injury, that relief only lasts between 20-30 minutes. There are many other things that we can do to control pain and not impede the healing process. The research is now saying that if you delay or inhibit inflammation, you will also delay your healing. …
Gabe Mirkin himself has changed his opinion:
On March 16, 2014, he wrote “Coaches have used my ‘RICE’ guideline for decades, but now it appears that both Ice and complete Rest may delay healing, instead of helping.
Ice is very effective for reducing pain for 20-30 minutes. And it’s still recommended for other purposes:
What about Ice baths and in between tournaments?
The evidence seems to support use for ice in this instance.
related – Another RICE alternative: MEAT (Movement, Exercise, Analgesics and Treatments).
The Athlete Assistance Fund, established by the National Gymnastics Foundation, is now accepting applications from gymnasts who have experienced sexual abuse in the sport of gymnastics for access to counseling services. …
Request access to counseling services through the fund
You can donate to that fund, as well.
Everything is strictly confidential.
Older, powerful female gymnasts are more at risk. ☹️