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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. [...]

Injury Prevention, Tennis, injury management

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.  [...]

Injury Prevention, injury management, age

Aging in Sports

Posted on November 03, 2017 by Candice Case

Body Helix is excited to have Guest Blogger, Candice Case, join us today.  Case is a certified group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and CrossFit coach.  Read on to see what Case has to say about the topic of aging in sports and what it means for today's athlete.  [...]

Injury Prevention, injury management, Stretching, Physical Therapy, Flexibility, Cardio

Top 3 Things You Should Do Every Week to Avoid Injuries

Posted on May 02, 2017 by Kelly Floyd

We are excited to partner with Elite Physical Therapy to provide you with performance tips, workout ideas, and rehabilitation suggestions to help you perform at your absolute best throughout your training and activities. In today’s post, Kelly Floyd, owner and Physical Therapist at Elite Physical Therapy, discusses the top three things you should do each week to help you build a strong physical foundation that will help you avoid injuries when you’re active. * [...]

Injury, Injury Prevention, Tennis, Tennis Player, injury management

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? [...]

Injury, Injury Prevention, injury management

Is Kiniseo Tape an Effective Method of Injury Management?

Posted on January 04, 2017 by Thomas Parker, MD

Over the past several years, I have noticed many athletes wearing colorful Kiniseo Tape on different parts of their bodies for injury management and often wondered about the effectiveness of this treatment. Based on anatomy, normal physiology and the known physiology of injury repair, I couldn’t seem to make any sense of the benefit. However, always having an open mind about the advances in science, I decided to research if any evidence supports the use of skin tapes for injury management and pain control. Please note there is a clear distinction between the use of tape, such as athletic adhesive tape that might be used to tape an injured ankle, and the tapes applied to the skin, such as Kinesio Tape and its imitators. [...]

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