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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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Why are your athletes getting Overuse Injuries?


Do you have an athlete that is experiencing heel pain? How about knee pain? Or what about hip pain, lower back pain, upper back pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain or wrist pain?

Unless there was a serious injury that undoubtedly created this pain, these are all types of overuse injuries. These are SO common in sports, so what’s the reason?

WHY is this happening?

Let’s take a look at our “athletic pyramid” to get some answers…


  1. They’re not getting the right nutrition and hydration. They may be deficient in something like a mineral or some micronutrients, they might not be drinking enough water, or maybe they just aren’t eating enough great quality food. The problem is, this slows down recovery and there isn’t enough time between practices to get back to their base line. It becomes a downward spiral that leads directly to overuse injuries.
  2. They’re not getting enough rest. I may sound like a broken record, but...
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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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What Back Pain Can Teach Us About Your Gymnast

"I was doing a punch front, and I wasn't tight. I punched the floor and immediately felt the pain in my back."

So what does back pain teach us about your gymnast?

What we've found over the past years working with gymnasts is this: Gymnastics is unforgiving to weakness. When your gymnast has a control issue of their body, gymnastics will exploit this and injury will soon follow. Back pain goes back to three issues:

  1. Overtraining
  2. Overuse
  3. Core Control

In the Gymnast Care Book on Injuries, We've created an entire chapter to back pain. We walk you through acute injury and overuse injury. We get into core control therapy, because we believe this is the root cause of back pain. As a parent, the best version of our Book on Injuries is the Video Edition so your athlete can follow along with the exercises. Get your Book on Injuries Video Edition now by clicking here.

My Gymnast's Back Is Hurting, What Do I Do?

Back pain in adolescents and children is not normal.

We don't want to get...

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