Gymnasts require exceptional strength, stability and endurance for their sport. The postures and loads placed on the body are extreme and often (especially loading under extensive lumbar extension) go against basic principles of motion for the human body. At BreakThrough Physical Therapy we understand the loads and physics/biomechanics and the essentials that your coaches need from you. We work hard to balance our view of the human body and how it moves with your goals to help you primarily ensure that you maintain a healthy spine, but also allow you to compete at a high level at any age.
Shanice Howard, PT, DPT, a prior collegiate gymnast on our PT Team enjoys the successes she continues to have helping all the local gymnasts she is able to help with injury prevention and gymnastics specific sports performance programs. If your child is struggling to stay healthy or not performing at their best, please call to schedule a sports performance consultation where she will be able to help get you and your athlete back on track!
With our Gymnastics Sports Performance program it’s as easy as 1-2-3:
1) We will first learn about you, your current status and goals for the future.
2) We will then perform a thorough evaluation to assess movement patterns, strength, flexibility and agility.
3) We will explain our findings and design a mutually agreeable program which enables you to achieve your goals.
Other Great Gymnastics Resources:
Stop Gymnastics Sports Injuries