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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." [...]

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? [...]

Tennis

Offering Custom Products

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

"As a petite adult tennis player, it is very challenging to find quality products to support various body parts prone to injury so I was delighted when my physical therapist recommended BodyHelix. I had the opportunity to go directly to the site to have a custom fitting. Krystal and Sara were absolutely delightful and helpful to work with. After trying on an elbow and knee sleeve, I was sold! They are working with me to customize an elbow sleeve to fit and are having it shipped to me immediately. I will tell all of my tennis friends especially the ones over 40 who are always nursing injuries and trying to stay healthy on the courts so we can continue to enjoy playing for many many years!" KP How did she get a custom fitting, you ask? Our manufacturing plant is located in Greensboro, NC. We take pride in crafting the very best compression sleeves on the market. At Body Helix we understand that visiting our manufacturing plant is not an option for most of you, that’s why we’ve made it simple to choose the right size when ordering. Just click on the drop down box after you have measured your elbow, knee, etc. Thanks KP, we are delighted to hear how impressed you are with our products! [...]

Injury Management, Tennis, Elbow

How Do You Treat Tennis Elbow?

Posted on August 12, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

“Tennis elbow” is the common name for lateral epicondylitis and occurs when you have tendonitis -  swelling and pain of the tendon in your elbow. As the name implies, it affects tennis players frequently but can also affect anyone who plays sports or other activities that require tight gripping such as racquetball, fencing, or weight lifting. [...]

Tennis, Thigh

Body Helix for Tennis Players

Posted on March 02, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

You know the drill, though, even if you are injured - you push on and you keep playing. You play through your elbow or knee pain to finish your match and make it to the next round. You likely follow the traditional RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) that has been recommended by physicians for years for injury management. Sure, you might take a few days off to rest when your hamstring is acting up again, but you’re constantly thinking in the back of your mind – when can I get back out on that court? Remember the “Compression” part of the RICE method mentioned above? There is truth in that component of treating injuries and Body Helix products might just be the answer you are looking for to get you back on the court stronger and sooner than ever before. [...]

Knee, Tennis

Thoughts on Body Helix from 17-time Grand Slam Winner

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

Mark Woodforde, nationally ranked tennis player and 17-time grand slam champion, raves about Body Helix Compression  after he sustained a thigh injury. Mark took it upon himself to shoot us a raving review of the full thigh compression sleeve. Below are his thoughts on the product. If you’re a Grand Slam winner or Grand Slam dreamer, take advantage of the benefit of compression for injury management. "I’m still prone to pull my hamstring or groin when playing. Body Helix provides enough support for tight & tired areas. And most of all a mental edge to play through those tight moments!" -Mark Woodforde   [...]

Knee, Tennis

Compression Knee Helix Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on December 28, 2015 by Thomas Parker, MD

  Aside from keeping the knee warm, what are the benefits of compression There are several studies showing the benefit of compression or support for ankle injuries that comes from improved proprioception.  Several studies have shown increased proprioception is afforded by some type of compression.  Many have found reduced pain as an added benefit of the warmth compression provides. What is the difference between the Adjustable Knee Helix and the closed Full Knee Helix? The Adjustable Knee Helix (seen below) has an opening for the patella so that there is not posterior pressure on the patella and it has Velcro tabs so that you can adjust the compression from slight to moderate. The Full Knee Helix does not have the patellar window and is a full sleeve that slides on and provides uniform compression to the entire knee and surrounding areas.    You suggest keeping the wrap on for 1-2 hours after play. How do you ice, shower, hot tub? There is no particular reason the Helix could not be removed immediately.  I personally wear the Elbow Helix for elbow pain while playing and take it off when I leave the court, laundering shortly after. Remember all our products are machine washable. Your return and/or exchange policy states that the product must be returned new within 7 days. If conditions occur that prevent a player from testing your product, such as rain in that 7 day period, what then? We are glad to accept returns up to 30 days as long as the product is in “Like new” condition. You can find our complete return policy here.  We encourage you to try the product and welcome feedback. [...]