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Elbow, Fred Robinson, Ankle/Foot, Calf

Fred's Favorite Body Helix Products

Posted on August 05, 2019 by Fred Robinson

Body Helix all began because I strained a hamstring and it wasn’t getting any better.  After playing for months with the constant pain, I was fed up!  I had tried everything on the market and came to one simple conclusion: None of these companies cared about me or my pain!  They were all using the cheapest neoprene material and they wouldn’t stay in place.  They didn’t give me much support, they filled up with sweat because of the material, and they were disgusting because I couldn’t wash and dry them! [...]

Injury Management, Product Recommendations

4 Reasons You Need a Helix in Your Life

Posted on July 22, 2019 by Body Helix

1. COMPRESSION WORKS Research shows a drastic decrease in pain sensation when compression is applied to injuries. Additionally, compression is a key component of the RICE method, which has been an effective method for treating injuries for over forty years. [...]

Fuel for the Mind: Book Recommendations

Posted on July 16, 2019 by Fred Robinson

I go through books like most people go through coffee.  Therefore, if you have been following along with my other blog posts, you will likely see a lot of references to my reading.  Right now, though, I want to share a few of my "Fuel for the Mind" reads that I think can help you with your mindset.  If you want more or need specific suggestions, just reach out to me and I am always happy to share my library.  These are light, quick reads with great inspiration in them. I have found that most people who have an interest in sports will walk away with significant gains from these. [...]

Tennis, Fred Robinson

It's All About Your Target

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Fred Robinson

  This video is an "oldie but goodie." Several years ago, I sat down with longtime friend, Brent Abel of Webtennis.com,  about adjusting your practice targets so you become more consistent during matches.  [...]

Exercise/Training, Fred Robinson

3 Types of Cardio for Your Weekly Workouts

Posted on July 02, 2019 by Fred Robinson

I’m often asked what I do for training off the court. I wanted to share the following with you in hopes that you’ll consider working these into your weekly regime for fully optimized fitness. [...]

Injury Management

IT Band Syndrome - Causes and Treatment

Iliotibial Band (IT Band) syndrome is one of two conditions with the nickname “runner’s knee”. The other, patellofemoral syndrome, also comes from overuse, so it’s easy to confuse the two. While patellofemoral syndrome results in discomfort around the knee cap, IT band syndrome causes pain on the outside of the knee. Combine certain muscular imbalances with the daily dedication of runners, and you can get lateral knee issues. IT band syndrome brings anywhere from mild irritation to extreme pain for some. But what exactly causes it, and what can you do about it? [...]

Injury Management, Injury Prevention

Elastic Bandages: a Thing of the Past

Posted on June 30, 2019 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. [...]

Biceps/Triceps

Biceps and Triceps Injury Management

Posted on June 29, 2019 by Thomas Parker, MD

Please Note: We are always careful not to give medical advice.  Please seek a medical evaluation for severe or prolonged pain from any cause. The following information applies to pain originating from the muscles and tendons of the arm, not the shoulder or forearm.  [...]

Arthritis/Oestoarthritis

How Can a Compression Wrap Help with Arthritis?

Posted on June 29, 2019 by Thomas Parker, MD

A Background on Arthritis [...]

Injury Management, Injury Prevention, Knee

Which is Better for Me: a Knee Brace or a Knee Sleeve?

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Thomas Parker, MD

We receive many questions about the various types of knee braces and knee supports that are available on the market today. There are several types of knee braces that provide a myriad of stability, support, and pain relief for individuals. We recommend that you discuss with your doctor the type of knee brace that would offer you the most benefit. In the meantime, though, we have put together some information to help educate you on the different types and various uses for knee braces and knee sleeves. [...]