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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.  [...]

Injury Management, Youth

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 Management, Injury Prevention

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, Calf

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. [...]

Knee, Youth

How Compression can Help Management of Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease

Despite being a mouthful to say, Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease (OSD) is a very common injury in young athletes. It’s incredibly painful to those who suffer from it, and many parents search for ways to help while keeping their kids in the game. If you’ve got a child with Osgood-Schlatter’s, take a look at what exactly it is and how compression can help. [...]

Injury Prevention

Recovery and the Aging Process: Tips on How to Stay Active as You Get Older

Getting older is unavoidable. We all come face-to-face with the annoying effects of aging eventually. One of those downsides is slower, less efficient recovery from exercise or stress. If you’re getting older, you’ve definitely felt it. Some things just don’t work like they used to. The good news? You can do something about it. [...]

Knee, Youth, Ankle/Foot

How Sever’s Disease Affects Young Athletes

A disease with a name similar to “severe” might sound daunting, but Sever’s disease is a fairly common disorder caused by inflammation of growth plates in the foot. [...]

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. [...]