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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Injuries are on the rise in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and outdated methods of treatment are no longer sufficient for today's professional tennis players.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:  [...]

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? [...]

Injury Management, Injury Prevention

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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