Physio Edge podcast

Gymnastics places some fairly unique demands on fairly young bodies. In episode 26 of the Physio Edge podcast, I discuss these demands with Kingsley Gibson, a Sports Titled Physiotherapist that has worked with Australian Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Shooting and Hockey teams at a number of Commonwealth and Olympic games, and works with elite gymnasts on a daily basis. For his services to gymnastics, in 2000 the Commonwealth awarded Kingsley with a Sports Services Medal. So Kingsley has a lot of experience to draw on, and we got into detail on a number of topics.

In this podcast we discuss:

  • Common injury patterns in the various gymnastic disciplines
  • Important factors to consider when returning gymnasts to training and competition
  • Factors that can influence your gymnasts treatment outcome
  • Communication with parents and coaches
  • How to best implement load management strategies
  • Various motor control patterns in gymnasts that contribute to injuries
  • Screening gymnasts
  • Designing specific upper limb rehab programs
  • Lower limb and lumbar spine rehab programs
  • Management of acute vs chronic injuries
  • Stress reactions in the Lumbar spine
  • Apophyseal injuries - hip flexors, hamstrings, calcaneus (Sever’s) and Osgood-Schlatter’s
  • Management of apophyseal injuries compared to tendinopathy
  • Motor control/“stability” patterns in gymnasts
  • When to order imaging
  • Growth plate injury management - particularly in the wrist
  • The effect of other factors such as training surfaces and equipment on injury

Links of Interest

Direct download: PE026_Gymnastics_Injuries_with_Kingsley_Gibson.mp3
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