Movement is complex, to say the least. Sensory input and output must happen in order to create movement in our bodies. Our brains have the incredible capacity to manage this complex information and coordinate our movement. Any factors that adversely affect this sensory input and output can interfere with accurate mechanics, balance, and body control.
Compression as a method of injury management has been around since the days of RICE (Rest Ice Compress Elevate). Compression has been proven time and time again to help reduce swelling and inflammation, as well as increase blood flow to the injured tissues, tendons, and/or muscles. Below, we’ve listed some of the most notable benefits to […]
Tennis player Lawrence Fuller recently sat down with Tom Parker, MD to discuss his experience with Body Helix compression wraps. While our products help those recover from a wide range of sports injuries, Lawrence uses Body Helix compression wraps to recover from wrist and thigh injuries. The wraps provide support and warmth prior, during, and […]
According to statisticbrain.com, there are 29,000,000 golfers in the United States. Over nine percent of the U.S. population plays golf. With numbers this high, it is of little surprise that we often get asked about compression gear for golfers and their injuries. We recently published our first post in this two-part series: Golf Injury Series […]
Golf is an “explosive sport”, a term used to describe the rapid development of force or power. The golf stroke includes the rapid acceleration of the club head toward the ball, a complex process that includes use of the lower extremities, hips, trunk, shoulders, elbow and wrist. If you participate in an explosive activity, you […]
Our knees take a beating. Whether you are walking, jogging, or just doing every day activities you are putting pressure on your knees. This revealing information is provided by Harvard Health Publications:
“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.”
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?
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, […]
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