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CrossFit Health Panel: Injury

ByCrossFit September 6, 2021
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Julie Foucher, MD, Family Physician
Sean Rockett, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
Kelly Starrett, DPT, The Ready State Co-Founder
Amy West, MD, Sports Medicine Physiatrist
Jason Garrett, DC, Airrosti Chief Medical Officer

Healthcare practitioners speak on what drew them to CrossFit when their colleagues might have said it was dangerous, how the risk of injury in CrossFit compares to other sports, the risk vs. benefits of exercise, the most effective recovery modalities, how we can change the perception of CrossFit in the medical community, and more.

“Are you saying there’s a CrossFit medical cabal?” Physical Therapist Kelly Starrett asks during a panel discussion of healthcare practitioners speaking on CrossFit and Injury.

The panel was part of a series of conversations hosted by CrossFit Health at the 2021 CrossFit Games, with Dr. Julie Foucher moderating.

Dr. Amy West, Sports Medicine Physiatrist, agrees that she notices “undercover CrossFitters” lurking in rehab departments. Despite their colleagues’ perception that CrossFit might be dangerous, this panel of healthcare practitioners agree that the benefits far exceed the risk.

Here, they discuss the injury risk of CrossFit, the most effective recovery modalities, how we can change the perception of CrossFit in the medical community, and more.

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