This is the perfect course for a gymnast returning to a full practice from being sidelined while in a boot, cast or brace. Far too often are gymnasts simply 'released' to return to tumbling and vaulting before proper rehab has taken place.
The most common cause of injury is previous injury - reduce the chance of re-injury or future injury by dialing in on your foot & ankle rehab!
Here are some common things I hear when I am working with a gymnast just like you:
All of the above are reasons to spend the next 3 weeks going through the GymnastFix's From Boot to Balance Beam! You'll gain strength, stability, confidence and balance all while reducing the chance that re-injury occurs.
The goal over the next 3 weeks is to improve the stability, strength & flexibility of your ankle and foot, in less textbook(y) words we are rehabbing your previously injured ankle/foot/leg!
Give me your best effort in this and you'll surprise yourself, your parents and your coaches with your progress.
Hey there, Dr. Sloan here - lover of helping people reach their goals, all things movement related and the beautiful sport of gymnastics! By training I am a CCSP, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and by life I am a retired gymnast. I have worked to combine my passion of gymnastics with my clinical skills to help those trying to stay safe, execute and compete in the world's greatest sport, GYMNASTICS.
The Gymnast Fix is my way of bringing my passions together and creating a platform in which I can work with many more gymnasts outside of the four walls of my practice - The FARM: Functional Athletic Rehabilitation & Movement. My goal is to help cultivate and foster the movement development of youth gymnastics today in order for them to achieve their own dreams.
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Dr. Sloan Beard was born and raised in Tallahassee, FL. There she participated in competitive gymnastics until she moved to Indiana to attend Ball State University where she was a member of the gymnastics team, performed pharmaceutical drug research and graduated with a biology degree. Dr. Sloan’s seventeen years of gymnastics ensured many injuries thus many doctors’ appointments of all kinds. It was more common than not for a doctor to tell her to find a less demanding sport, which to her was not an option. She began seeing a chiropractor, who encouraged her to compete rather than quit. Chiropractic and manual therapy kept her in the physical condition needed to compete for many more years. Because of her experience, Dr. Sloan went on to obtain her doctorate from Logan College of Chiropractic in August 2013 and her masters of Sports Science and Rehabilitation in December 2013. She has worked in the family practice setting as well as the elite athletic realm including the athletic teams of; University of Missouri, Lindenwood University, Missouri Baptist University and Florida State University.
Dr. Sloan utilizes a hands-on adjusting technique, and is well versed in myofascial release techniques, kinesio taping, exercise prescription and sports rehabilitation.
When Dr. Sloan is not in the office, she enjoys spending her time in the sunshine, trying to keep up on the trails with her husband, Dr. Beau Beard, playing with her black lab, Louie, functional training at the gym and traveling to see her family and friends.