Dr. David Tilley and Prehab for Gymnasts
From his beginnings as a gymnast to his education that has brought him to the point of realizing the importance of protecting the gymnasts body, Dr. Tilley’s journey is remarkable and his ideas on preventing injury are great.
Below are some of our notes from the show. Leave a comment below if you have a question for us or Dr. Tilley.
Email Dr. Tilley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tilley’s Favorite Books
Here’s some of what was talked about in this session:
“It’s impressive what gymnasts do daily that we see on TV!”
Some of the people that have influenced Dr. Tilley’s work:
“If you can get them when they’re young, you can try to prevent [injuries]”
Deep wells: Abnormal, ingrained movement
Prehab for Gymnasts
Prehab must be integrated into training. Take common injuries and break them down. Give the gymnasts exercises, rehab in the gym if range of motion or soreness occurs, and proactively give them injury.
The problem can make a gymnast plateau in their skills and cause injuries.