Gymnastics Movement Assessment

Comprehensive Movement Assessment for the Competitive Gymnast 

JOINT STABILITY

MOVEMENTFLEXIBILITY

INJURY RISK

Assessment of common pain "hot spots" for gymnasts such as the shoulder, low back, and ankle. Injuries to these areas are common and may lead to weak muscles and overuse injuries. Gymnasts have great flexibility! But sometimes too much flexibility in one area leads to tightness and stiffness in other areas like the upper back and front of the hips. This can affect posture and cause pain during and outside of gymnastics. This assessment is designed to detect risk for injury as well as diagnose musculoskeletal dysfunction as it relates to the sport of gymnastics. If required, a referral to Physical Therapy will be provided.

 

PRE-CONCUSSION BASELINE TESTING

Everyone has a crash landing once in a while, but sometimes a little rest isn't enough to get your gymnast up and flipping again. If your athlete gets a concussion it can be helpful to have baseline information  on cognitive function. The SCAT5 is  a  quick  baseline screen that is repeated after a concussion to determine deficits and if Physical Therapy is appropriate to aid recovery.

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Lauren Feldshau received her DPT degree from Midwestern University and is a certified provider of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment. She has an extensive gymnastics background and a true passion for the sport of gymnastics. Eight years as a competitive gymnast and eleven years of coaching experience give her unique insight into the biomechanical demands placed on gymnasts’ bodies leading to common injuries.

She offers sport specific therapy services to aid gymnasts in injury recovery and prevention of future injury.