Announcing New Gymnastics Sports Medicine Certification – Practitioner (GSMC-P) through MedGym

As the Summer Olympics 2024 in Paris is quickly approaching, Allied Health Education is proud to announce a series of ten Gymnastics Sports Medicine courses for those therapists interested in gaining knowledge regarding the sport of gymnastics. These courses will specifically pertain to rehabilitation professionals working in injury prevention and rehabilitation of the athlete and will be taught by performing arts medicine specialist physical therapist and former gymnast, Gina Pongetti Angeletti MPT, MA, CSCS, Art-Cert.  See course schedule below.

Gymnastics Sports Medicine Certification – Practitioner (GSMC-P) Requirements

Allied Health Education is partnering with MedGym to offer these courses which can be taken individually or as part of the Gymnastics Sports Medicine Certification – Practitioner (GSMC-P) designation through MedGym.  In order to obtain this certification, the practitioner will need to complete all 10 courses (15 modules/27 hours total) and have successfully passed all of the post tests.  Once the coursework is complete, the practitioner will then need to complete a practical component through MedGym.  The courses will be initially offered as a live webinar and then made available as an on-demand (recorded) webinar that can be completed at your own pace. Because of the courses being a part of a certification, they will not be included in Allied Health Education’s subscription package. All courses are approved for CE for athletic trainers due to Allied Health Education being an approved provider of continuing education through the BOC.  Check the Allied Health Education website for approval of CE for the profession of physical therapy as approvals vary by state.

What is included with the Gymnastics Sports Medicine Certification – Practitioner (GSMC-P)?

Completing this certification will not only allow the practitioner to use the Gymnastics Sports Medicine Certification – Practitioner (GSMC-P) designation but it will also include a listing on the MedGym Wellness Group searchable site as well as access to shared blog posts, journal club articles, discussion boards and a 1:1 coaching session with Gina Pongetti Angeletti MPT, MA, CSCS, Art-Cert(for personalized information, case discussion, and marketing ideas). The MedGym Wellness Group is a great resource for those professionals specializing in Performing Arts Medicine (PAM). This certification is valid for 3 years, after which time there will be a renewal process to include re-testing and a case study analysis.

About Gina Pongetti Angeletti, MPT, MA, CSCS, Art-Cert

MedGym Owner and director, Gina Pongetti Angeletti grew up a gymnast for 14 years. She then received her Bachelors in Communication Studies and Masters in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, one of the most well-respected schools for PT and orthopedic rehabilitation. While at MU, she coached for Swiss Turners in West Allis, WI, under the guidance of Stacey Maloney, for their women’s team 5-10, College prep, and served as a national clinician for health care and injury prevention.

Before starting her PT career, she obtained a Masters in Health Communication from Michigan State University to broaden her education and knowledge of healthcare campaigns, patient-practitioner interaction, and the art of “marketing” health to her patients. While at MSU, she was an assistant coach for the Women’s Gymnastics Team, a top 20 NCAA Division 1 Ranking. There, she choreographed, coached, and assisted in rehab for collegiate athletes.

During all of her education, she began to work with all levels of athletes, specifically gymnasts, dancers, theater, cheerleaders, and musicians (Performing Arts Medicine), and focused on the treatment, care, education, and long-term health of Elite gymnasts. She became nationally and internationally recognized as a leading lecturer, educator, and researcher in the sport. She has presented over 100 lectures for coaches, parents, gyms, and athletes on various aspects of health care. She presented for nearly 10 years for USA Gymnastics, National Congress, having largely attended courses for coaches on health care and gymnastics medicine. She has been published in Technique Magazine for gymnastics professionals and coaches nationwide and is a Medical Editor for Inside Publications, including Inside Gymnastics, Inside Cheerleading, and Inside Volleyball. She has also been published for USECA, the US Elite Coaches Association, as well as Irish Dance and Culture Magazine and more. She recently was a part of the first and only existing American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) approved course for gymnastics medicine as a lead contributor. It is released and published through the APTA and is a wonderful resource for healthcare professionals to understand the extent of gymnastics medicine, rehabilitation, science, biomechanics, and kinesiology.

Her Performing Arts Medicine specialization includes treatment on site of Broadway touring theater musicals and local productions. Analysis, assessment, treatment, injury prevention, program creation, and tour health longevity are the focuses of her time with the performers. She has been privileged to work with shows such as Hamilton, Boop, Jersey Boys Chicago, A Chorus Line- National Tour, Fiddler on the Roof- National Tour, Shrek- National Tour, and Billy Eliott National Touring Company. She was the original PT for the first company for the first Broadway Touring Company of Mary Poppins. She is blessed to have this opportunity to work with many of these shows through NeuroTour Physical Therapy, an Elite-level performing arts and orthopedic specialization company with contracts throughout North America for on-site coverage. She also focuses on local dancers through Equity Unions and local dance studios for regular and performance care. Gina also specializes in the treatment and health promotion/longevity of the musical theater performer/singing actor through concentration on diaphragmatic treatment, breathing techniques, neck/spine treatment, and fascial/vocal muscle release.

Gina focuses on manual therapy/hands-on techniques in combination with in-depth analysis of biomechanics and movement patterns. She is fully certified and served as an Instructor with Active Release Techniques (ART), based in Colorado, a soft tissue certification focusing on soft tissue overuse injuries. Gina performed on-site care at national Ironman Competitions, including stateside races and Kona, HI. She is an accomplished triathlete herself, having raced in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI, in October of 2006. She also incorporates Graston Technique and Strain/Counterstrain into her treatment philosophy.

Her treatment career currently has Gina focusing on both treatment and education, starting MedGym, LLC in 2007. As of May 2012, Gina started the Sports Medicine division of Achieve Orthopedic Rehabilitation Institute in both Burr Ridge and Naperville, IL, now on its 12th successful year! As the director, she expanded the club sports outreach to working with over 40 clubs and organizations, including many gymnastics gyms, dance studios, music teachers and performers, and cheerleading organizations. Her staff of 22 Physical Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Athletic Trainers, Professional athletes, office managers, insurance experts, and more keep almost 1000 new patients and over 25,000 visits annually healthy and happy. MedGym is very active in the gymnastics world, providing on-site educational seminars, assessments of flexibility, strength, and injury prevention programs, and advice for coaches throughout the world. Gina will have over 25 athletes that she is managing and working with compete at the Olympic Games from many countries including the US.

In the summer of 2016, Gina worked at the Olympic Games in Rio as well as being one of the few blessed to be in Tokyo in 2021 and on to Paris in 2024! Wearing two hats, she goes as a journalist as well as a physical therapist. As a 15+-year medical editor for Inside Gymnastics Magazine, she was responsible for writing feature stories on the athletes, articles for the magazine, as well as social media competition postings due to her vast history and knowledge of the sport as a whole. Combining knowledge of the sport and medicine, her stories reached tens of thousands, as did interviews by NBC, BBC, and various international television outlets. Gina lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Brad, and three children, two dogs, and a smile!

Course Dates and Information

Course 1- “The Science Behind the Sport: Gymnastics History, Physics, Motor Development and Skill Progression.”  Available on-demand (Click HERE)

Course 2- “Gymnastics Training and Treatment Strength, Flexibility, Physiology, Injury Diagnosis and Rehab Technique Application.”  Date: August 28, 2024, 5pm to 10pm EST (Click HERE)

Course 3- “Concussion Care and Management for the Gymnast” Date: September 11, 2024, 8pm to 10pm EST (Click HERE)

Course 4- “Spine: Gymnastics Injury Prevention, Predisposition, Common Injuries, Treatment and Return” Date: October 23, 2024, 8pm to 10pm EST (Coming Soon)

Course 5- “Upper Extremity: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist- Gymnastics Injury Prevention, Predisposition, Common Injuries, Treatment and Return to Sport” Date: December 11, 2024, 8pm to 10 pm EST (Coming Soon)

Course 6- “Lower Extremity; Hip/Knee and Lower Leg/Ankle Gymnastics Injury Prevention, Predisposition, Common Injuries, Treatment and Return to Sport” Date: January 10, 2025, 1pm to 5pm EST (Coming Soon)

Course 7- “The Sport Psychology and Physiology of Gymnastics Injury, Rehabilitation and Pain” Date: February 5, 2025, 8pm to 9:30pm EST (Coming Soon)

Course 8-“Nutrition and Blood Chemistry for Gymnastics in Relation to Injury Treatment, Prevention and Recovery” Date: March 5, 2025, 8pm to 9:30pm EST (Coming Soon)

Course 9- “Gymnastics Sports Medicine Program Implementation: A Multidisciplinary and Comprehensive Approach to Athlete Care” Date: April 9, 2025, 6:30pm to 8pm EST (Coming Soon)

Course 10- “Baseline Testing, Program Analysis, Efficacy, Compliance and Marketing for Gymnasts; Analyzing Strengths and Deficits, Constituent Buy-in and Communication Strategies for Health Promotion and Sports Performance” Date: May 7, 2025, 6:30pm to 10:00pm EST (Coming Soon)


For individual course pricing just select the course under live or on-demand webinars (as each course becomes available) out on our website.  (NOTE:  Due to these courses being a part of a certification program, they are not included as part of Allied Health Education’s subscription plans).

Planning to pursue your Gymnastics Sports Medicine Certification and take all 10 courses (27 hours)?  Contact Allied Health Education HERE or by phone at 1-888-459-2272 ext. 505 to register and receive discounted pricing ($999 for all 10 live webinars; $899 for all 10 on-demand webinars).

Continuing Education approvals

All courses are approved for CE for athletic trainers due to Allied Health Education being an approved provider of continuing education through the BOC.  PTs/PTAs – check each course on our website for approval in your state.