In 2021, Gymnastics Medicine PT Dr Alyssa Herrera-Set enjoyed a full year of being able to offer in person physical therapy at her clinic, however most of her offerings continued to be delivered online. Dr. Alyssa started the year by teaching an Introduction to Gymnastics Rehabilitation class to physical therapy students via zoom. Dr. Alyssa was also able to deliver online training of the gymSAFE movement screen – a 15 minute gymnastics specific screening tool that produces a summary of the strengths, weaknesses, and movement patterns of the gymnast. Devised by Dr. Alyssa and her team in 2015, the gymSafe screening tool aims to provide gymnastics professionals and athletes with the tools and knowledge to prevent gymnastics-related injuries.
Dr. Alyssa continued teaching online pilates classes for gymnastics teams and online physical therapy treatments for gymnasts around the US throughout 2021. In October, she coordinated gymSAFE’s 5th Annual Healthy Gymnast Symposium, which brought online guests from around the world. It is hoped that the next Healthy Gymnast Symposium will be in person, in August 2022. Next year, Dr. Alyssa plans to continue with all of the above activites but hopefully more of them in person!