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mental game

FRED'S FUNDATMENTALS: MENTAL ENDURANCE

Posted on May 16, 2019 by Fred Robinson

For many years, I have asked my tennis acquaintances and students these three simple questions, which apply to many sports and life endeavors: [...]

arthritis, osteoarthritis

Managing Symptoms of Arthritis Through Activity

Posted on May 10, 2019 by Body Helix

Exercise can have a substantial impact on your overall health as well as symptoms related to arthritis, and it plays a key role in successfully managing the condition. With an engaging but manageable workout routine, you should see a variety of benefits including reduced fatigue, lower levels of joint pain, and improved flexibility and strength. [...]

vitamins, supplements

Product Recommendations: Vitamins and Supplements

Posted on May 03, 2019 by Fred Robinson

To kick off my new blog series, I felt it best to start with some of my favorite vitamins and supplements.  Anyone who knows me knows that I am always searching for and trying new things.  I take care of my body - both on and off the court and as a tennis player, I am often faced with playing long hours in the grueling heat.  This can wreck havoc on my body if I am not properly prepared.  The vitamins and supplements below are a part of my regular routine and have given me great benefit.  Please note, though, that you should consult with your physician before making any changes in your routine.   [...]

volleyball

Top Injuries for Volleyball: How to Manage Them and Recover Quickly

Volleyball’s repetitive jumping, diving, and explosive overhead movements create ideal conditions for injury. While most acute injuries are difficult to avoid, they can be managed and treated to get back on the court quickly. Overuse injuries, on the other hand, come from fatigue and strain with chronic adverse conditions. Regardless of how injuries arise, they can sideline even the best volleyball player. To help you stay on the court, we’ve put together the most common volleyball injuries and how to treat them. [...]

plantar fasciitis, foot pain

Get Back on Your Feet with these Five Tips for Relieving Plantar Fasciitis Pain

We’re on our feet constantly, but no one knows how often more than someone with plantar fasciitis. Constant pain in the bottom of your foot disturbs any shot at a productive day. We’re here to explain what exactly is going on down there, and how to get back on your feet with these five tips to relieve plantar fasciitis pain. [...]

shin splints, calf pain

Shin Splints Driving You Crazy? Try These Four Tips to Ease Your Pain...

Chronic pain around the inner part of your shin is maddening to anyone attempting to go about their day in a normal fashion. For the active among us, we’re constantly on our feet at work and in recreation. Shin splints severely interrupt a morning ritual of pounding the pavement, with every step sending shooting pain throughout your lower leg. [...]

Tennis

Body Helix Tennis: Brought to you by a Champion

Posted on April 14, 2019 by Body Helix

At Body Helix, our mission is more than just providing our customers with compression sleeves that help them move with less pain.  We are also committed to providing you with valuable information to keep you at the top of your game, in the best of health and mentally able to overcome any obstacle that's thrown your way.  [...]

A Physical Therapist's Take On Sever's Disease

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Amy Mierzwa, PT, DPT, CKTP

In this post, friend of Body Helix, Amy Mierzwa, shares with us her expertise on Sever's Disease, which is something that affects many young athletes as they experience growth spurts during adolescence.  Mierzwa is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is the founder of Performance Solutions Physical Therapy in Charlotte, NC.  Join us as she shares her knowledge of this painful disorder and how she is able to help young athletes recover.  [...]

Injury Prevention, injury management, pickleball

The Most Common Injuries in Pickleball and How to Manage Them

“You can’t get hurt during pickleball, can you?” Of course you can! While its popularity in recreation has risen due to the slower, lower-intensity nature, any regular pickleball player knows it can get challenging in the heat of the moment. According the the USA Pickleball Association, pretty much every joint from shoulder down can be injured while playing, and the best way to avoid this is a good warm-up. If these common injuries do happen while playing pickleball, what do you do about it? [...]

injury management, running, runner, shin splints

Top Injuries For Runners And How to Avoid Them

If you’re a runner, you either have personal experience, or know someone who has had a run-in with shin splints. Shin splints, also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, are usually characterized by general pain in the anterior leg that continues post-exercise. This pesky pain can hinder any runner’s stride and sneak up on your training. Fortunately, there’s a way to prevent them. [...]

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