Shalon Morris is a busy mom of three children. She has been married to her husband, Michael, for 16 years. They have 3 children, all who participate in sports – Daughter, Jansen (14) and sons Hudson (11) and Maximus (8). As a family, they enjoy camping and going to sporting events. As you’ll read, gymnastics is a huge commitment but Shalon and Michael […]
Christine Williams is a busy mom of two children. She was a professional dancer, teacher, studio owner and choreographer. She has also owned a businesses in the children’s fashion industry and is now focusing on helping her oldest daughter with her college future and supporting her youngest daughter and Body Helix Junior Brand Ambassador, Hallie, through her gymnastics […]
In this post, friend of Body Helix, Amy Mierzwa, shares with us her expertise on Sever’s Disease, which is something that affects many young athletes as they experience growth spurts during adolescence. Mierzwa is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is the founder of Performance Solutions Physical Therapy in Charlotte, NC. Join us as she shares […]
Despite being a mouthful to say, Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease (OSD) is a very common injury in young athletes. It’s incredibly painful to those who suffer from it, and many parents search for ways to help while keeping their kids in the game. If you’ve got a child with Osgood-Schlatter’s, take a look at what exactly it […]
If your kid plays an organized sport, odds are they’re either a) running around between 15 different sports/activities or b) so busy with the demands of one they might as well be a professional athlete. Therefore, your children spend their time in sports overtraining, and then they go to school and sit for hours, tightening […]
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.
Kids going through a rapid growth spurt are vulnerable to anterior knee pain. This is pain that occurs at the front of the knee and is often due to tendinitis, overload of the knee cap or stress of the growth plate where the patellar tendon inserts (often referred to as Osgood-Schlatter disease). This is often characterized […]