Tag Archives: sports injuries

Hot/cold contrast bath to help reduce ankle and hand swelling

How to do a Hot/Cold Contrast bath to help reduce swelling: Use only ice for the first 48 hours, then you can use the hot/cold combo. Basketball season means the potential for sports injuries and especially sprained ankles! Saw a young high school basketball player today in the clinic with a pretty swollen ankle. X-ray […]

Does Pilates help increase abdominal and upper extremity strength and endurance?

One of the common questions I get from patients in the clinic  is “will doing Pilates help me” and then I answer their question with another question “well, what are your fitness goals?”.  If you need to increase your core strength, flexibility, and muscular endurance, then the answer is an unequivocal YES! Pilates can be a […]