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A New Twist on New Year's Resolutions

Posted on January 02, 2019 by Thomas Parker, MD

Happy New Year from the team at Body Helix! You’ve likely been bombarded recently with commercials and social media posts encouraging you to join the fitness bandwagon in the new year.  Whether it’s a local gym advertisement or a blog post about healthy recipes - you have gotten the message: “New Year, New You!” [...]

Injury Prevention, Youth

Tips for avoiding injury in young athletes

If your kid plays an organized sport, odds are they’re either a) running around between 15 different sports/activities or b) so busy with the demands of one they might as well be a professional athlete. Therefore, your children spend their time in sports overtraining, and then they go to school and sit for hours, tightening up those muscles. While their young age might make them a little better at rebounding, they’re still growing, learning important movement patterns, and need rest and recovery just like we all do. [...]

Injury Management, Injury Prevention, Youth, Ankle/Foot

Six Ways to Prevent and Manage Ankle Injury in Youth Sports

Let’s face it - having a kid around is asking for a bump or bruise at some point. Yet there are certain steps you can take to avoid a more debilitating injury to keep them happy and healthy. [...]

Shoulder

5 Stretches to Help Shoulder Alignment

Posted on November 25, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

In a society that requires office workers to spend long hours in front of a computer, poor posture and shoulder alignment are becoming more and more common. Unfortunately, many of us who sit in front of the computer aren’t easily able to pay attention to our posture while focusing on our work. [...]

Shoulder

Sitting All Day Can Equate to Shoulder Pain

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

Many back pain sufferers struggle with what's causing their pain, not realizing that extensive sitting each day could be the main culprit. In fact, according to a 2012 study from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, as many as 70% of people spend six or more hours sitting down each day. It’s likely that the excessive sedentary lifestyles that we lead, coupled with poor posture, is culminating in unnecessary pain and discomfort. [...]

Knee, Arthritis/Oestoarthritis

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.  [...]

Injury Management

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. [...]

Injury Management, Injury Prevention, Tennis

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.  [...]

Tennis, Shoulder

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 Management, Tennis

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.  [...]