The Physical Demands of Gymnastics

Gymnastics is a popular sport for both men and women, with close to 5 million athletes participating in the sport in the US across all

How Sports Psychology Helps Athletes and Performers with Lauren Loberg, PhD

Professional athletes are celebrated for possessing extraordinary physical abilities, as well as the incomparable mental toughness necessary to succeed in competitive athletics. With so much

The Best Treatments For Patellar Tendonitis

In this week’s episode of the Sports Medicine Weekly podcast, Dr. Brian Cole is joined by a Rush physical therapist to discuss the best ways

Knee Injuries Seen in Gymnasts

Knee pain in young gymnasts is a common complaint. Many times these young athletes begin having pain due to overuse of the area. A common

6 Tips to Remain Healthy During a Modified Gymnastics Season

The ongoing pandemic has changed many of our everyday livesĀ  including those of athletes, many of which had to completely stop, pause or alter the

American Ninja Warrior back to Competition after ACL Tear

EMILY ‘S STORY Before my injury, I was an All Star cheerleader and an American Ninja Warrior competitor. I tore my ACL at practice on

Flipping, flying, twisting, and turning: Gymnasts make it look easy, but it’s hard on the body

Gymnastics is tough. (If you?ve watched ?Make It or Break It? ? and hey, it?s okay to admit you?ve seen it once or twice ?

Ankle Strengthening for Tumbling Athletes

Gymnasts and cheerleaders are two types of athletes whose sports require tumbling. Tumbling can range from cartwheels to more complex flips and twists. Regardless of

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