Achilles Tears in NCAA Gymnastics - A Must Have Conversation
Today on the podcast, is a lecture that I gave to all of the College Gymnastics Coaches last year when our research paper on Achilles studies, Achilles tears, and NCAA gymnastics was being published.
I wasn't able to share this as a podcast because we had not yet published our paper, but now that it's out, and many people have read it and have talked about it, I can share this lecture.
Obviously, there is a huge issue with Achilles tears in NCAA gymnastics and this is a problem that has been going on for the last four to five seasons.
Before COVID in 2018, there were about 20 Achilles tears in the first couple of months of the season, which was absolutely devastating to watch.
This lecture gives an outline of my ideas, shares conversations with world experts on Achilles' tendons, and summarizes and presents the research in a way for people to think about them.
As well as provide some options for what we can do, both before and during College Gymnastics to possibly start reducing the risk of tears happening.
I DISCUSS; The elephant in the room.
What are the possible risk factors?
Why you can't rupture a tendon if you don't have pathology.
NCAA Achilles Paper finding.
What can be done Pre and during NCAA to help reduce Achilles injuries.
Confusing questions answered.
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