Nov 23, 2016
Dr. Sloan Beard attend Ball State University where she was a member of the gymnastics team. 17 years in the demanding sport led to numerous injuries. In her professional career she began working with several gymnasts for injury-related care. Beard realized the need for interventions within a gymnast's program before injuries were to occur. With her background in TPI, Titleist Performance Institute, Dr. Sloan wanted something that could assist in gymnastics in the same manner that TPI works within golf. She designed a way to assess a gymnast on the front end, prescribe correctives that coordinated with the assessments and ultimately remove more variability in the injury process. She founded GymnastFix in the early months of 2016 and now assesses and teaches for different gymnastics programs implementing prehab protocols specific for their individual athletes.
Dr. Sloan practices with her husband, Dr. Beau Beard, in Birmingham, Alabama at their clinic, The FARM: Functional Athletic Rehabilitation & Movement. She utilizes a very hands-on adjusting technique, and is well versed in myofascial release, kinesio taping, exercise prescription and sports rehabilitation.