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How One Mom Helped Her Daughter Overcome Injury

athlete injury overuse parents Mar 31, 2020

We're going through some very difficult times right now, but I don't want you to feel like you have to go through this alone. I also don't want you to feel like you and your athlete will come out worse than when this craziness started.

I want you to come out of this social isolation rested, in more control, stronger, and a solid plan to make the rest of this year amazing.

That's why we're I'm giving you access to the Sports Performance Academy for a minimum of 3 months, and for as long as we're going through the virus isolation.

Click here to sign up now, but don't wait because after April 3rd, the price goes back up to the normal price.

The Sports Performance Academy is usually $49 per month, but nows the time to get together and make things better. So welcome aboard!

Now, check out this story of how one mom saw a real difference in her daughters health by following along with Dr. Josh and the Sports Performance Academy.

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When Should Your Athlete Be Seen For Back Pain?


Have you ever been told that back pain is normal? That everyone has it, and it’s just something you have to learn to deal with? Well it’s NOT TRUE! Back pain is not normal, and just because it may be common, does not mean you should listen to the crowd that told you it is. It could be an indicator of a very serious injury that should not be ignored!

If your athlete is having any of the following symptoms, IT’S TIME TO BE SEEN!

  1. 1. Pain that lasts more than 2 weeks--check in with your primary care, but don’t stop’s important that you find someone that understands sports. Your athlete needs to be seen by a professional that specializes in their specific sport.
  2. 2. Any change/control of bowel or bladder--urinating on self (accidents), can’t control #2 (defecation), leaking when they didn’t before, urgency to go to the bathroom, abdominal pain along with the back pain…go to the doctor IMMEDIATELY! There may be issues with the...
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DANGER: Lack of SLEEP in Young Athletes



In today’s video, we’ve identified 3 devastating issues that can occur when your athlete isn’t getting the recommended amount sleep.

1. Cognitive Impairment

Cognitive impairment means that the brain has a decreased ability to process information. Some studies have even shown that lack of sleep is the same as being impaired by alcohol.

Here’s one of the biggest issues with cognitive impairment…many of your athletes are doing intense work in gymnastics, football, soccer and dance.

We need their brains working at 100%!!!

They need to be mentally in the game, and they just can’t do it when they don’t have the recommended amount of sleep.

2. Decreased Immune Response

Not getting the recommended sleep amount will increase your athlete’s chance of getting sick.

If they’re sick, they’re not practicing. If they’re not practicing, they’re not getting better. We need them as healthy as possible because their...

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Can Your Athlete Be Skinny (or have a 6 pack) And Still Be In Trouble?



I bet you think that because your athlete is skinny, or they have a six pack, they are as healthy as they can be.

Well, I’m here to tell you, many of your athletes are in big trouble.

The Building Blocks

Think of your athlete as a pyramid. There’s a wide base and it moves up to a point. The base of the pyramid is made up of the most important components of their athletic life. This base is nutrition and hydration. It’s what all of the other components of their athletic career are built upon.

As with any structure, we want the base to be the strongest portion of the building. It’s the foundation, the rock.

In the Bible there’s a great parable that talks about the foolish man that built his house on the sand. When the rains came, which in life means the hard times, the house just washed right away.

This is what’s going on with your athlete’s foundation. It’s not structurally sound because you’ve built it with horrible...

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Provider Visit Form

Provider's Visit Form

Thank you for downloading the Provider's Visit Form. We're also excited you've decided to join us at Gymnast Care and be a part of our team.

Below, we go over each box in this form.

Being a gymnast's parent is very hard work and it can become overwhelming at times. Then, to add to this, your gymnast becomes injured...What do you do next?

If it's a simple issue, you can find many "at home" and "in the gym" solutions in the Gymnast Care Book on Injuries. If you haven't yet had a chance to check out the incredible information found in this book, we have a few different options. You can find the print version on Amazon here.

We also have the digital book that has all of the exercises on video and you can find that version by clicking here.

Going To The Provider

Sometimes the injury is more serious than what you can handle at home, you need a second opinion, or your at home therapies haven't worked and you need to get higher level care.

It's time to go to the...

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Part of The Team Even When They're Injured

Have you ever wondered what to do with your gymnasts when they get injured?

How do they stay part of the team? Well, in this session of the Gymnast Care Podcast we get your athlete back in the game...even when they're injured!

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Knee Pain in Young Gymnasts

Welcome to the Gymnast Care Podcast where we talk about the most important ways to protect your gymnasts from injury! In today's episode we cover knee pain in young gymnasts.

Knee's are the hinge between the floor and the core and when used improperly can cause many devastating and painful injuries. Injuries in young gymnasts include Osgood-Schlatters disease, Sinding-Larsen-Johansson syndrome, and patellar tendonitis.

As gymnast get older, knee injuries can include more permanent injuries like an ACL tear, meniscal damage, or other ligament tear. 

We need to teach right biomechanics now so injuries do not occur in the future.

Links from Today's Podcast

The Gymnast Care Book on Injuries Overuse Knee Injuries Post (tons of info here on this subject)

Episode 6, Dr. Bill Sands (Should be mandetory listening for gymnastics coaches and parents)


Tweet: We think that in gymnastics are athletes are above the rules and laws of nature and physics (click to Tweet)


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