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Saturday, August 31 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Stretching- OPEN COURSE

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This course will address the many ways to use movement to BULLET PROOF YOUR ATHLETE. The interactive course will touch on the fundamentals of the core, upper and lower body shaping, stretching, taping techniques, and return to sport after rehab. There will be a hands-on taping lab portion, where you will get a chance to try out some of the most effective taping techniques with gymnasts. We will take a biomechanical approach to loading the upper and lower body in gymnastics and address ways, even with beginners, to bullet proof them early when teaching shapes and loading. We will touch on nuerodynamic or “kinesiological” stretching along with other stretching methods to improve flexibility. The course will include ideas of how to incorporate prevention in the gym based on motor learning to get the greatest effects and carry over of corrective exercises. We will discuss return to sport after rehab based on tissue healing and addressing skill selection for common injuries. You will go home with an extensive plan of how to bullet proof your athletes.


Brandi Smith

Physical Therapy, Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy & Performance Training
Brandi Smith has the distinguished honor of being a part of the USA Gymnastics National Health Care and Sport Science Referral Network. She is a former collegiate gymnast on the Texas Woman's University two time USAG Collegiate National Championship teams. upon completion of her bachelors... Read More →

Saturday August 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Wedgewood (Upstairs Atrium Level)