Sep 12, 2018
Did you know back pain within the gymnast population was so prevalent?
I didn’t until the interview with Dr. Sloan Beard DC. She practices in Birmingham AL and is the creator of an online course called the The Gymnast Fix.
If you think about it, it all makes sense… kids being pushed 6-8 hours a day into bendy positions… sounds like a lot of spinal injuries right?
In this podcast interview with Dr. Sloan Beard, she takes us through some corrections we can make in our bendy athletes to mitigate risk of pars fractures, spondylosis and back pain in general.
Some of the topics of conversion include:
You’ll love this fun/ informative conversation with Dr. Sloan Beard
Dr. Sloan Beard’s Bio:
I was a competitive gymnast for almost 20 years. Like so many other athletes, I dealt with discomfort and injuries by going to doctor after doctor. I heard many times to just quit gymnastics. You’ll understand - that wasn’t going to happen.
So I pressed on, working through the pain, not knowing or caring what kind of damage I might be doing to my body. I iced, I stretched, I wrapped, I soaked. I thought I could just ignore the pain. But I was worried. How long could I really keep this up?
I finally met a Chiropractor who encouraged me to compete rather than quit. Through Chiropractic and manual therapy, I was able to maintain the physical condition I needed to keep doing gymnastics, including at the college level.
I went on to get my Doctorate in Chiropractic and a Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. Now, combining my love of gymnastics and with my clinical knowledge, I work with elite athletes who want to practice safely, execute routines cleanly, and compete at their absolute best.
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