Injury Prevention Program
The longevity in the sport and the quality of life of our young athletes is number one priority at MG Rhythmic. The IPP designed and implemented by Lyudmila Teshler MS, OTR/L, and Brain Health Coach. The goal of the program is to prevent young athletes from injuries due to repetitive and incorrect recruitment of musculature. We look at neuromuscular recruitment, compensations, overworked musculature and areas of weakness in the body to help prevent injuries before they happen. If an injury does occur, IPP helps to find the right strategies and qualified professionals to help gymnasts recover as quickly as possible.
For our youngest group of gymnasts IPP focuses on addressing developmental milestones as well as athletic performance. Motor planning skills, body awareness, vestibular function and ocular motor skills are all assessed as part of the young athletes screening. Adequate function and engagement of all these systems is necessary for all childhood activities inside and outside the club.
Lyudmila (Mila) Teshler MS., OTR/L
Mila is a pediatric Occupational Therapist with seventeen years of experience working with infants, children and adolescents in diverse settings. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Health Sciences, and a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Touro College School of Health Sciences. While completing graduate school studies Mila received a scholarship from NYC Department of Education. There she worked as an occupational therapist, an evaluator and a lecturer. In 2009, she co-founded a successful pediatric practice in Brooklyn, NY. Since moving to Massachusetts, Mila worked in a variety of settings including outpatient sensory integration clinic, public and private schools. Mila has the following certifications and training: Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), Administration and Sensory Integration Treatment, Motor Learning and Control, Integrated Listening Systems (iLS), Visual Vestibular Assessment and Treatment, Vision Rehabilitation for Pediatrics, Functional Assessment and Remediation of Tethered Oral Tissue, Infant Massage Yoga for Special Child, Pediatric Early Intervention Treatment, Neuro-developmental Treatment for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs.
Mila is the head of MG's Injury Prevention Program for dancers and gymnasts. The Injury Prevention Program evaluates and treats athletes to ensure a long career and healthy life.