Monthly archive for December2012

#1 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

#1 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith-Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy DRUM ROLL PLEASE……….. The NUMBER 1 for Perfect 10.0’s Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season is…. 1) NUTRITION: Nutrition is the key to…

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#2 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

#2 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith-Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy 2) CORE: Gymnasts tend to use their 6-pac muscles and hip flexors instead of the internal abdominals. It’s important they continuously training the internal obliques, external obliques…

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#3 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Health This Season

#3 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Health This Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith-Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy #3) HIP STABILITY: The posterior gluteus medius is one of the most important hip muscles to stabilize the hip during take-offs and landings. Poor gluteus medius firing…

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#4 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

#4 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith- Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy #4) SHOULDER STABILITY: The shoulder blade and shoulder must be stable and move properly to ensure proper loading of the shoulder and ability to efficiently swing…

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#5 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips for Keeping Your Optional Healthy This Season

#5 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips for Keeping Your Optional Healthy This Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith-Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy #5) STRETCHING: Gymnasts take time to stretch every practice. This is important to keep the muscles and joints limber and help prevent injury. The most important things about…

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#6 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy this Season

#6 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy this Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to KeepYour Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith- Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy #6  LANDING MECHANICS: Proper jump and landing mechanics are imperative to ensure normal loading of the joints and tissue.  It is important to note the athlete lands with…

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#7 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips for Keeping Your Optional Healthy this Season

#7 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips for Keeping Your Optional Healthy this Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith- Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy #7 LOADING MECHANICS UPPER BODY:   Proper loading mechanics are imperative to ensure normal loading of the joints and tissue. It is important to note the athlete loads…

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#8 Top 10 PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

#8 Top 10 PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith- Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy #8) RECOVERY: Always finish a workout with light cardiovascular or callisthenic cool down 5-10 minutes. Within 30 minutes of completion of workout make sure to get…

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#9 Top 10 PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

#9 Top 10 PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith- Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy #9)  MENTAL TOUGHNESS: Keeping mentally focused is the key to every athletes success. The old sane “Gymnastics is 90% mental and 10% skill” is very true.  Here…

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TOP 10 PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

TOP 10 PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith- Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy #10 )  SLEEP: LOTS OF GOOD SLEEP Sleep is necessary for the mind and body to heal and recover.  Carve out down time for your athlete before bed…

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