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Pickleball: Warm Up Routine

Pickleball: Warm Up Routine

A proper warm up is a great way to help prevent injuries while on the court. When muscles are stiff and tight, they don’t work efficiently and this can set you up for a strain or tear. When we are considering a warm up prior to a game of pickleball, we want to slowly rampRead More…

Pickleball: Common Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Pickleball: Common Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Although Pickleball is great for people of all ages, injuries do occur. Common injuries include injuries from falls, ankle sprains, shoulder impingement or strains, hamstring, quad, and groin strains. Several steps can be taken in order to reduce your risk of injury and keep you healthy playing on the court. Warm Up Properly A proper warmRead More…

Pickleball: What is it?

Pickleball: What is it?

Pickleball seems to have invaded Southwest Florida and for multiple reasons it seems to be here to stay. This sport is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and is being played by millions of people of all ages.What is pickleball? Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton,Read More…

5 Tips for Managing Aches and Pain During Travel

5 Tips for Managing Aches and Pain During Travel

1 Get Comfortable from The StartBefore you even take off, make sure you are comfortable. Are there too many bags near your feet disallowing you to be in a good position? Making sure you have enough room to allow for proper posture is key. Adjust your seat to allow you to have good foot contactRead More…

5 Easy Tricks to Relieve Neck Pain

5 Easy Tricks to Relieve Neck Pain

1 Adjusting Your Sleeping PositionAre you waking up in the morning and experiencing neck stiffness and pain? Depending on your sleeping position, you may want to keep some things in mind. First, let’s consider what position you tend to sleep in at night.  Side Sleepers  Side sleepers need a thicker pillow under their head to keepRead More…

Tips to Reduce Aches and Pains While Gardening

Tips to Reduce Aches and Pains While Gardening

1.Get the Blood Moving Before You Start A brisk walk or activating the muscles of the limbs and spine can help get blood moving and warm up your body for gardening activities. 2.Posture! Posture! Posture! Using good body mechanics while gardening is important in order to reduce tightness and prevent injury. When lifting, engage your core byRead More…

3 Things That Cause Back Pain That You Didn’t Know Until Now

3 Things That Cause Back Pain That You Didn’t Know Until Now

Quick question: How many of you have web searched “preventing back pain”? Yes, I thought so… We’ve all heard and read about what can cause back pain; incorrect lifting, bad posture, sports injury… but did you know that you may be making a common mistake in your daily routine, that might be encouraging back pain? What I’m about to tell you,Read More…

Always Feeling Stressed? Here Are 5 Ways to Beat It

Always Feeling Stressed? Here Are 5 Ways to Beat It

There are days when everything seems to go your way… Days when every traffic light is green, every person you walk past on the street gives you a smile, and you wake up feeling great after a decent night’s sleep. Those days you feel on top of the world like nothing can go wrong. But for a lotRead More…

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