Do you warm-up before your round of golf? Most of my golfers say they take a few practice swings and head to the course. Well, that is not a dynamic warmup. The next time you hit the course or range, ditch your old-fashioned stretches, if you even do any, and perform a warm-up routine comprised of dynamic movements. A dynamic warm-up is a series of movements that will prepare your body for the demands of golf by opening up your hips, shoulders and trunk so you can swing effor
Do you warm-up before you play tennis? Most of my recreational tennis players say they hit short court and then start playing. That is not a proper dynamic warmup. If this sounds familiar, you are missing a crucial step in the warmup process. The next time you head to the court, perform this warm-up routine comprised of dynamic movements. A dynamic warm-up is a series of movements that will prepare your body for the demands of tennis by opening up your hips, shoulders and tr
Attention runners! Everyone is just so busy these days, especially moms. It's hard to get in any run or workout. But, if you do go for a run or find time for a quick workout, it is important that you take 3-5 minutes to stretch after your exercise. Static stretching after exercise can help enhance and maintain good tissue and joint mobility, decrease risk or muscle cramps and injury, and it just feels good! So, the next time you are out for a walk, jog, run or any workout,
Attention runners! Do you stretch before you run? Most of you get outside or hit the treadmill, maybe you walk a few minutes, then start running. If this is you, you are missing a crucial step before you run...a dynamic warm-up. I have put together a pre-run dynamic warm-up routine that is so simple and easy. Dynamic stretching before running will help prepare your body to run, enhance flexibility and joint mobility, minimize muscle cramps, may help prevent injury, and it
In 2010, I was introduced to a very unique and innovative method for physical therapy treatment called The Neurac Method, which utilizes the Redcord Suspension Workstation. People often ask me what things I have learned that have made the most impact on how I treat people in the clinic today. Neurac and Redcord was a game changer for me. After all my time on the WTA Tour learning from some of the best practitioners in the world, I felt I was a pretty good physical therapist.
Nagging aches, pains and injuries can limit your daily functions and if you are an athlete, can limit your sports performance. Some athletes think that taking anti-inflammatories, wearing a brace, or icing are the only answers for all their aches and pains and that they have to live with the pain or give up their sport. For those of you who don't play sports but are active, are running after the kids, or sit at a desk all day also struggle with these daily aches and pains a
Injuries to the lower leg are common in tennis due to the high demand of the sport and the repetitive, quick movements required. “Tennis leg” is an severe strain and incomplete tear of the calf muscle fibers in the lower leg. The calf muscles include the superficial gastrocnemius, the larger of the lower leg muscles, and the soleus, the smaller, deeper muscle that runs under the gastrocnemius. The Achilles tendon connects the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles to the heel bon