Monkey Method Movement Essentials: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Fixing Technical Faults in Muscle Ups, Handstands, and The Olympic Lifts
What Is SHIFT?
SHIFT (formerly The Hybrid Perspective) is a movement science and gymnastics educational company started by myself, Dr. Dave Tilley. I was a competitive gymnast for 18 years and have been coaching competitive gymnastics for 10 years. I currently work as an optional gymnastics coach as well as an Orthopedic/Sports Physical Therapist in Boston, Massachusetts. I also spend time traveling the country to lecture on movement science, gymnastics training, and injury concepts. Although I treat a large population of gymnasts, I also am involved in the fields of Olympic Weight Lifting, CrossFit, other sporting rehabilitation, and general population fitness. I use SHIFT to spread education on increasing performance, reducing injury risk, and helping people learn more about movement science.
I currently see clients at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, located in Waltham MA. I work with clients to optimize their movement and performance, not only those who are injured. My unique background as a former gymnast and current optional coach allow me to have a one of a kind approach for the performance and rehabilitation of gymnasts. Along with gymnasts, I also work with many Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit athletes, and other general sporting/orthopedic populations. Champion PT is co-owned by world renowned Physical Therapists Mike Reinold and Lenny Macrina. If you would like more information on being seen or would like to book an appointment, please to email me directly or visit my “Work With Dave” page.
Feedback and Testimonials
"Having Dr. Tilley on board with us at Power Monkey Camp has been incredibly beneficial not only for our participants, but also our staff. As a former high level gymnast, he has a unique perspective when dealing with athletes from all different backgrounds. His ability to assess origin of injuries and give relatable treatments to our athletes has been a fantastic resource. We are lucky to have someone with Dr. Tilley's knowledge and enthusiasm on our staff. "
- Dave Durante
Gymnastics Olympic Team Member
US Gymnastics National Champion
Power Monkey Fitness Co-Owner
"I would highly recommend Dave Tilley to any and all athletes and anybody looking to stay healthy or get healthy. Dave has done tremendous work on all our top athletes whether that was to get them healthy again or keep them healthy. I also regularly seek out Dave's advice for good practices to use amongst all my gym goes and clients. Dave is a tremendous resource and one of the best around!"
Owner of CrossFit Milford
Coach of 2nd Place CrossFit Games Team 2015
"As an Olympic athlete in the sport of Trampoline-Gymnastics I have various body injuries, aches, and problems- all of which Dr. Dave Tilley has helped me with. Dr. Tilley helped me with neck issues at a gymnastics/crossfit camp in Tennessee. His knowledge of his field and passion for helping and bettering others is extensive and ever growing. He brings a bridge to crossfit athletes and gymnasts to stray away from old outdated techniques and onto new more advanced and effective technique. I trust Dr. Tilley and am fortunate to learn from him, any athlete would be lucky to have him or her on their team!"
- Steve Gluckstein
7x National Champion
6x World Championship Team member
World Cup Series Champion
"Dave is a blessing to the gymnastics community, as a former athlete himself he understands how our sport differs from others and creates specialized programs for his athletes. His progressive outlook has helped a lot of athletes and coaches shy away from archaic ideas and move towards a more functional modern method of training"
- Alicia Sacramone
2008 Olympic Silver Medalist
2011 World Championships Team Gold Medalist
8x National Gymnastics Champion
Dr. Dave Tilley has been a godsend to our gymnastics family, Salcianu Elite at The Academy of Gymnastics. Dr. Tilley has spent time in assessing Maile O’Keefe, a Junior International Elite, and our other athletes providing us with an injury prevention plan. At one point when soreness would not go away he took the time to assess Maile, then after speaking to her & watching her movement he provided Maile with exercises to stop the injury prior to it becoming a bigger issue. We can not thank Dr. Tilley enough for his knowledge and assistance in providing the gymnastics community a “new & improved” method of attaining the same results without the stress to their bodies. We highly recommend Dr. Tilley to all of our associates.
- Tammy and Sorin Salcianu
Owners of Salcianu Elite, Las Vegas
Coach of Maile O'Keefe
"Pushing your body beyond its limits everyday sometimes ends up giving you some aches and pains. Dave always knew exactly what to do both to help now & to prevent it in the future. I use his exercises prescribed to me before every competition & training session."
- Jessica Lucero
58kg National Weightlifting Champion 2015
58kg US Snatch Record Holder (92kg)