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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? [...]

ankle, Injury, Injury Prevention, youth

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. [...]

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, WTA

A Physician's Personal Review of the Adjustable Knee Helix

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Body Helix

Dr. Karl Fields, UNC professor and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Cone Health Systems, discusses his own experiences with the adjustable knee helix compression wrap. In this short video, Dr. Fields also talks about his patients' experiences and their love of the compression sleeve. (Full transcript below).  [...]

Injury, Injury Prevention, Tennis, WTA

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:  [...]

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. [...]

Injury, Injury Prevention, Sprains, Strains

Elastic Bandages: a Thing of the Past

Posted on October 26, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

Many of us are familiar with the RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation) method of treating an acute injury, such as an ankle sprain. The compression component of this method is intended to help reduce swelling and inflammation, as well as increase blood flow to the injured tissues, tendons, and/or muscles. For years, many people have simply grabbed the traditional Ace Bandage from the medicine cabinet. However, the advancement of fabric science technology through the years has made the good, old-fashioned Ace Bandage rather obsolete. Fortunately for athletes and patients alike, Body Helix is at the forefront of this fabric science movement and has much evidence to support why Body Helix wraps and sleeves are a more effective method than Ace Bandages in acute injury management. [...]

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