Gymnastics is one of the most demanding sports on a young athlete’s body. The sport requires hours of dedicated training with little break throughout the year. Girls train on 4 events and boys train on 6 events. The training requires rigorous skills training, strength and conditioning. With the amount of training that is required, aches and pains are a common occurrence with gymnasts. It is important that these aches and pains are addressed early before they become injuries that may impact a gymnasts’ career.
Common gymnastics injuries include;
At Chesapeake Bay Aquatic and Physical therapy we have staff with over 18 years of experience in gymnastics who have put together a comprehensive evaluation and training program. Therapists can evaluate and treat injuries to return athletes to peak performance as fast as possible or you may meet with a therapist to perform a training program that is tailored to injury prevention and optimizing performance.