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Injury Management, Injury Prevention, Tennis

WTA Hamstring and Thigh Injury Pandemic

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Body Helix

Injuries are on the rise in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and outdated methods of treatment are no longer sufficient for today's professional tennis players.  Particularly, we have noticed that hamstring and thigh injuries are prevelant in professional tennis players, yet we rarely see them wearing hamstring compression wraps or thigh compression sleeves. Watch this short video to learn more:  [...]

US National Running Champion Shares Top Five Tips to Prevent Injury

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Milena Glusac

If you're an athlete then nothing signals the arrival of spring training season like those longer days and the steady rise of the mercury.  Whether you are an avid cyclist, dedicated tennis buff or hardcore triathlete, the bright sunny days and warmer weather are definitely a welcome sight!  It means you can spend more time on the road testing out your new carbon fiber wheels or practice your serve and volley without the winter weather getting in the way.  As an athlete, we all know it's that extra effort you put in that really pays off on competition day.  However, we also know that sometimes it is that last squat in the gym or extra ten minutes practicing kicks on goal that can cause injury to a fatigued body.  That's why getting to know your body and having a good arsenal of injury prevention methods in your repertoire is important.  So I am going to give you a list of my top 5 tips for keeping that nasty calf pull away or that nagging hamstring injury on the bench! [...]

Former Tennis Pro Shares Top Training Tips for Tennis Players

Posted on March 29, 2017 by Tim Wilkison

Guest blogger Tim Wilkison recently shared his insight into five of the top training tips for tennis players.  In his tennis career, Wilkison reached 23rd in the world in singles and 21st in doubles.  He won six singles ATP titles and nine doubles titles. Wilkison is perhaps best known for his diving volleys at Wimbledon that earned him the nickname "Dr. Dirt."   [...]

Injury Management, Tennis

A Psychologist's Take on Overcoming Injuries

Posted on March 09, 2017 by Neal Newman, Ph.D.

We recently caught up with psychologist, Neal Newman, Ph.D. about the mental aspects of working through an injury.  As an athlete, you will no doubt experience injuries.  However, according to Newman, it doesn't have to set you back.  As a matter of fact, he says that with the right attittude, it can even propel you forward.  [...]


How Leading Ourselves Evolves into Leading Others

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Carlos Salum

Today, we welcome guest blogger Carlos Salum, leadership performance strategist and professional tennis coach.  Salum, founder of Salum International Resources, has helped world-class tennis players such as Gabriela Sabatini and Sergi Bruguera win Grand Slam titles.  His work with professional athletes as well as with senior corporate leaders enables them to achieve breakthrough results. In today’s post, he details the story of Gabriela Sabatini’s U.S. Open Championship win and her mental stumbling blocks along the way.  He also invites you to apply some of same principles to your life as Sabatini did so you, too, can achieve greatness - whether it's on the court, in the gym or in the workplace. [...]


8 Life Lessons Learned by Playing Competitive Sports

Posted on February 06, 2017 by Greg Artzt

  Greg Artzt, friend of Body Helix, joins us on the blog today discussing his top eight lessons learned from spending his life playing competitive sports. Artzt is a former nationally ranked junior, collegiate and professional tennis player. He provides us with great insight into the mind of a champion. Read on to learn about the lessons he learned through his life of playing the sport he loves. [...]

Injury Management, Tennis

Former Two-Time Australian Open Champion Shares Insight Into Current Tennis Injuries

Posted on January 26, 2017 by Body Helix

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with former two-time Australian Open Champion, Johan Kriek. Our conversation covered timely topics such as injuries among the professionals as well as the aspiring junior players he trains at his academy in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  In addition, Kriek provided some advice for the recreational player looking to stay injury free for as long as possible. Kriek has won 14 professional singles and 8 doubles titles, reaching an all-time high ranking of number 7 in singles and number 12 in doubles in the world. Kriek’s most memorable wins include victories over Andre Agassi, Guillermo Vilas, Stefan Edberg, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, and Bjorn Borg. [...]

Knee, Tennis

The knee sleeve that doesn't slip

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Thomas Parker, MD

"Testing a new knee brace from Body Helix. Gotta admit, it does a great job. Had some problems with lateral movement in my league match Saturday. No problems with the brace. Nice, solid product. Fits well and doesn't move during tennis." [...]

Tennis Pro Shares Tricks of the Trade

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Pender Murphy

Tennis players – this one’s for you!  Guest Blogger, Pender Murphy, serves up his top lessons learned during his many years on the court. Murphy was a two-time All-American at Clemson University and was ranked 102 in the world in 1982.  He started TLA Tennis (named for Tucker Leighton Avram, Andy Avram’s son ) in 2007. TLA Tennis provides free tennis instruction to people at various sites around Charlotte.   [...]

Injury Management, Injury Prevention, Tennis

How Compression Treatment Helps Heal and Prevent Tennis Injuries

Posted on January 04, 2017 by Thomas Parker, MD

Some of the most common injuries plaguing the professional tennis circuit also plague amateur tennis players. Compression treatment, recommended as part of the classic RICE (Rest, Ice, COMPRESSION, Elevation) method, is a proven-effective method to help you heal, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries. Are you taking advantage of compression treatment? [...]