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Published on: 11-Nov-2022

Gymnastics is a popular sport for both men and women, with close to 5 million athletes participating in the sport in the US across all age levels. The sport requires tremendous mental and physical discipline, with gymnasts acquiring a positive body image, high self-esteem and a “can-do” attitude. Physical benefits include strength, coordination, agility, and fitness. Unfortunately, gymnasts are also very prone to orthopedic injuries, with more than 86,000 gymnastics-related injuries in the U.S. each year.

In the latest episode of Sports Medicine Weekly, Dr. Cole talks with Brad Trompeter, who transitioned a very successful collegiate gymnastics career to a career as physical therapist. Brad and Dr. Cole discuss gymnastics injuries, how they are treated, and how athletes return to sport following injury.

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