Team Twisters Village
AT TWISTERS, WE BELIEVE “IT TAKES A VILLAGE”
American Twisters truly believes that it takes a village to raise an exceptional gymnast. There are so many facets and factors that go into the growth and development of a college scholarship and elite gymnast that Twisters has established a “village” of people to help. Below you will find information on the PEOPLE and the PROGRAMS that are all part of the all-inclusive Team Twisters Program.
The Barwis Method Program Partnership
“American Twisters, exploring opportunities to enhance the training and recovery efforts to its athletes, established a comprehensive relationship with BARWIS. BARWIS, the world’s leader in human performance enhancement, has worked with thousands of professional and Olympic athletes, Fortune 500 companies, government organizations, and health care and insurance companies.
BARWIS provides services for training in sports performance, physical therapy, athletic training, physical education protocols, nutritional protocols, and Neurological Reengineering for people with disabilities, helping individuals of all ages and abilities achieve their maximum potential. A Twisters-BARWIS partnership integrates cutting-edge, scientific techniques in performance enhancement into all aspects of training and rehabilitation for the elite and novice athletes of Twisters.
With many options for levels of services, a fully integrated Powered By BARWIS program provides a holistic approach to athlete development while intensifying the attraction to train within the Twisters system.”
Twisters sports psychology program
Dr. Christine Hiler, PhD conducts sports psych small group sessions with all of our optional level girls Levels 4-10 every other week. She works closely with the girls on goal setting, psychological performance enhancements, and group/team dynamics.
Dr. Stephen Swirsky – Team Orthopaedic Doctor/Consultant
Dr. Swirsky is a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital who specializes in sports medicine. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. With offices in Miami, Miramar and Ft. Lauderdale, he serves as the team orthopaedic surgeon and consultant.
Twisters Nutrition Program
Registered dietitian Nicole Marchand Aucoin provides small group lectures with all of our optional levels (6 through elite) every other month. She has also designed a Twisters Nutrition Handbook for all Twister gymnasts and videos of her lectures to the gymnasts are sent home to the parents.