Doctor of Physical Therapy and founder of Olympus Movement Performance, Annemarie Alf, recently joined Jessica on GymCastic to speak about her experience as the Chinese Gymnastics Team Trainer.
Annemarie was the first American Physical Therapist to work with any Chinese Olympic Team at an Olympic Games. As the Performance Physical Therapist to the Men's and Women's Chinese Olympic Gymnastics Team, she attended the 2012 London Olympic Games and provided daily evaluation and treatment of all gymnastics athletes. The Chinese Olympic Gymnastic team achieved eight total gymnastic medals, more than any other nation.
Chinese Gymnastic Team Trainer,Annemarie Alf, PT, DPT, CSCS
This week, Jessica speaks with Annemarie Alf, an American Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who has spent the last three quads working with the Chinese women’s gymnastics team. We talk about strength training, why there seem to be so few Achilles tears, nutrition, medical treatments, what we can learn from the Chinese Olympic system, and her thoughts on SafeSport. Plus the personalities of Cheng Fei, Yao Jinnan, Deng LinLin, ChenChen, Chen Yile.
Annemarie's interview begins at 55:48
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