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osteoarthritis, arthritis, knee pain, compression, pain relief

Studies and Testimonials Prove Compression Relieves Arthritis Pain

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

According to the Arthritis Foundation, about 54 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, with the most common type of arthritis being osteoarthritis, which affects an estimated 31 million Americans.  The numbers will continue to grow, according the Foundation, as the number of people expected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis by the year 2040 is more than 78 million. With this prevalence, what can be done for those millions that are affected?  Many self-manage their condition with medications, healthy diets, proper rest, and staying active.  Often though, as many of you know, exercise and activity proves difficult when one is in pain.  [...]

injuries, recovery

Recover and Recover Stronger

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Lizl Kotz

The physical pain one endures through an injury is only a small part of the pain that the injury inflicts. There is also emotional pain. In this guest post, Lizl Kotz, physical therapist, describes the stages of Kubler-Ross’ "stages of grief" when processing and coming to terms with injury. I recovered from a serious back injury.  My road to recovery was tedious and it felt long, but I recovered stronger than I was before.  I don’t want to be injured again but being injured has helped me to start each practice and competition with gratitude for my skill and my health.  I know I am not fully in control of my health or really anything for that matter.  This truth has helped me to train and compete as if it could be my last.  And if it could be my last, you better know I am going to make it count and enjoy it. [...]

Tennis, injury management, Injury Prevention

We Advocate for Change.

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

Wimbledon 2018 is coming to a close.  As tennis players and avid fans, we love to watch the grand slam tournaments. The pomp, the circumstance, the prestige - all of it makes for great tennis.  However, it's becoming more and more difficult to watch how injuries are plaguing the professional players with each passing tournament.  [...]

shoulder injuries, shoulder, shoulder pain, recovery, Tennis

Lisa Dodson Reviews Shoulder Helix Compression Sleeve

Posted on June 05, 2018 by Body Helix

In the short video above, Lisa Dodson, developer and owner of ServeMaster, reviews the Body Helix Shoulder compression sleeve.   Dodson, who is no stranger to shoulder injuries, is a USPTA Elite Professional and a former WTA world-ranked player.  She also is a national speaker, serve specialist and has accumulated over 40 years of experience in the tennis industry.  Lisa is currently the Director of Tennis at Shenorock Shore Club in Rye, NY.  [...]

Injury, Tennis, Tennis Player

2018 French Open Injury Report

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Body Helix

The French Open is underway and player injuries are top news on Twitter. Check out the latest injuries wrecking havoc on the pros and some of our recommendations on what you can do if you are suffering from a similar injury.  [...]

nutrition, exercise, performance, diet, whole foods

Crossfit Coach/Nutrition Expert Breaks Down What You Need to Eat for Optimal Performance

Posted on May 27, 2018 by Body Helix

Recently, we had the pleasure of sitting down with one of Charlotte’s premier Crossfit coaches and nutrition experts, Jessica Pinkerton. Pinkerton has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and biology and a master’s degree in health promotion and health education. She is Precision Nutrition Certified and works one-on-one with athletes and nutrition clients. She is co-owner and coach at one of Charlotte’s largest Crossfit gyms, Crossfit Vitality. Pinkerton discusses the benefits of a whole foods diet for athletes of all types. She discusses, in detail, how food choices not only affect how our bodies look, but more importantly, how our bodies feel and perform. [...]

injuries, proprioception, ankle

High Top Ankle Helix

Posted on May 04, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

Movement is complex, to say the least. Sensory input and output must happen in order to create movement in our bodies. Our brains have the incredible capacity to manage this complex information and coordinate our movement. Any factors that adversely affect this sensory input and output can interfere with accurate mechanics, balance, and body control.  [...]

compression, injuries

WHY COMPRESSION WORKS

Posted on April 19, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

Compression as a method of injury management has been around since the days of RICE (Rest Ice Compress Elevate).  Compression has been proven time and time again to help reduce swelling and inflammation, as well as increase blood flow to the injured tissues, tendons, and/or muscles.   Below, we've listed some of the most notable benefits to using compression:  [...]

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Interview with Athlete on Compression for Sports Injuries

Posted on March 18, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

Tennis player Lawrence Fuller recently sat down with Tom Parker, MD to discuss his experience with Body Helix compression wraps.  While our products help those recover from a wide range of sports injuries, Lawrence uses Body Helix compression wraps to recover from wrist and thigh injuries. The wraps provide support and warmth prior, during, and after his tennis game, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries. Discover why Lawrence choses Body Helix wraps for compression treatment, injury management, and why he "can’t play tennis without it.” [...]

golf, knee pain, back, hip injury, hip pain, back pain

Golf Series: Part Two - Back, Hip and Knee Injuries

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

According to statisticbrain.com, there are 29,000,000 golfers in the United States.  Over nine percent of the U.S. population plays golf. With numbers this high, it is of little surprise that we often get asked about compression gear for golfers and their injuries.  We recently published our first post in this two-part series: Golf Injury Series Part One: Elbow, Wrist, and Shoulder Injuries.  Today, we complete the series by diving deeper into back, hip, and knee injuries that are all to familiar to golfers of every level.    [...]

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