Children's Hospital Colorado Sports Medicine Center Continuing Education Series - Injuries in Gymnastics

This presentation will review the common injuries seen in artistic gymnastics as well as prevention and treatment strategies for these injuries. Common gymnastics terminology will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify basic gymnastics terminology.
  • Review common gymnastics injuries.
  • Discuss culture changes that have occurred in the last few years in gymnastics.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 BOC
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Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
United States

Presenting Faculty:


Dr. Emily Sweeney, MD
Department of Orthopedics
Children's Hospital Colorado

Emily Sweeney is a pediatric sports medicine physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Missouri and did a pediatric residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She completed her sports medicine fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio before coming to Colorado in 2015. As a former level 10 gymnast, Dr. Sweeney has a special interest in caring for injured gymnasts in the clinical setting. Her research focuses on injury prevention and treatment of young gymnasts. She is also the director of quality improvement for the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Sweeney will present on evaluation and treatment of common injuries in gymnastics and provide an overview of common gymnastics terminology.

Peer Reviewed By:

Robert Lopez, MAT, LAT, ATC, CES
Orthopedics Institute
Children's Hospital Colorado
Certified Athletic Trainer – Northglenn High School
Certified Athletic Trainer – Sports Medicine Center

Athletic Trainers

Children’s Hospital Colorado (BOC AP#: P3765) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 BOC


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This course contains both audio and visual elements. A computer/tablet/smart phone with audio capabilities and speakers is required to complete this course.