Join the Movement: A Winning Partnership between Atlanta Pickleball Alliance and HealthRock Chiropractic & Sports Medicine
Are you ready to elevate your pickleball experience and prioritize your well-being? Look no further! We're thrilled to share the exciting collaboration between the Atlanta Pickleball Alliance (APA) and HealthRock Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, spearheaded by our very own chiropractic sports physician in Alpharetta/Milton, GA.
Embracing the Pickleball SpiritAt HealthRock Chiropractic, we believe in fostering a community that celebrates health, sports, and the joy of living. With a passion for pickleball, we've partnered with APA to create an extraordinary space where enthusiasts like you can thrive and connect. Whether you're a seasoned player or just getting started, we invite you to be part of this dynamic community.
Elevate Your Pickleball Game
Are you looking to enhance your pickleball skills? HealthRock Chiropractic is more than just a healthcare destination; it's a hub for wellness and athletic excellence. Our chiropractic sports physician is dedicated to helping you perform at your best, both on and off the court. We provide personalized care to keep you in peak condition and ready to conquer every match.
Join the Movement: APA and HealthRock Chiropractic
This is more than a partnership; it's a movement. We're not just bringing pickleball and chiropractic care together; we're building a thriving community that supports your passion for both. Join us in creating memorable experiences, forging new connections, and reaching new heights in your pickleball journey.
How to Get Involved
Reaching out is easy! Connect with APA to stay updated on pickleball events, leagues, and gatherings. At HealthRock Chiropractic, our doors are open to everyone who seeks optimal health and athletic performance. Whether you're a pickleball enthusiast or a wellness advocate, we're here to support you.
Let's Grow Together
As a certified chiropractic sports physician and self-employed business owner, I understand the power of collaboration. In addition to this exciting partnership, I'm also passionate about helping fellow chiropractors thrive. If you're a chiropractor looking to enhance your clinic skills and make a positive impact, let's connect and explore the possibilities.
In the spirit of community, wellness, and pickleball joy, let's make 2024 a year of growth and connection. Reach out to APA and HealthRock Chiropractic & Sports Medicine today and embark on a journey to a healthier, more vibrant lifestyle.
Atlanta Pickleball Alliance club is a thriving community for pickleball enthusiasts in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. With nearly 100 dedicated members, ranging from 3 to 4.5 DUPR ratings, we are a diverse and active group committed to not only enjoying the game but also elevating each other’s skills. Beyond the thrill of competition, we take pride in promoting pickleball across our community. We host organized pickleball games, tournaments, and game improvement clinics, fostering an environment where players of all levels can thrive. Our community is more than just a club; it’s a supportive network where members come together to enhance their skills and share their love for the sport.
For more information, please visit APA website
Have you ever pondered the increasing appeal of chiropractors and massage therapists in the realm of wellness care? The allure is embedded in the diverse array of benefits, extending from injury prevention to the alleviation of aches and pains. Yet, it's crucial to note that these advantages aren't a universal fit; the key to unlocking their full potential lies in comprehending how chiropractic and massage therapy uniquely address individual needs and conditions. Before brushing off these wellness marvels as mere trends, take a deep dive into the intricacies of personalized care. It's an opportune moment to explore why a myriad of individuals is forging their journey to well-being, guided by the bespoke advantages of chiropractic and massage therapy. Here, we present what we believe are the top 5 benefits you should seriously consider incorporating into your wellness care.
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The weather is getting beautiful again, we started to see an increasing elbow pain case in our office recently. If you are currently battling with elbow pain or muscle tightness around your elbow joint, and individuals who regularly enjoy a couple of rounds of pickleball matches (tennis and golf lovers, do we need to say more?) You might want to try this test on your own when you can:
Take right elbow pain for an example, try following tests to see what are some possible causes of your elbow pain. (The following self-tests do not substitute any medical evaluations in your doctor’s clinic; for proper diagnosis and treatment plan, please refer to your health providers)
First, use your left hand to grab hold of your right forearm just about an inch down from your right elbow, while you apply pressure squeezing your forearm, move your wrist up and down to see if your elbow pain will subside or decrease.
Second, repeat the same procedure mentioned above. Instead of moving your right wrist up and down, try opening and closing your right hand this time if there are any changes in your elbow or forearm pain. Third, if neither of two previous tests reduces your elbow pain, you may want to check in with your doctor to make sure any other underlying issues that might cause elbow pain (for example, stress or avulsion fractures, biceps/triceps strain, or upper arm involvement or other related referral pain etc.) If any of these tests does reduce your elbow pain, you will know that your elbow pain is very likely due to your forearm region muscle groups imbalance.
Most elbow pain can be treated and managed with conservative care which includes strengthening and stretching different muscle groups in your arms. Try this forearm stretching at home video HERE:
For other treatment options, always check with your health providers for appropriate management.
Compared to 10 years ago, the running world has evolved so much that we could hardly keep up with the speed of running shoe technologies. When it comes to choosing the "right" pair of running shoes that are perfect for you, there are a couple of factors that one needs to consider in order to take advantage of nowadays running technologies instead of unnecessary injuries from improper use of running shoes.
Super cushion or almost barefoot?
Anyone who runs and watches at running races may have noticed that super cushioned running shoes have become overwhelmingly popular among runners, almost every other person you talk to about running shoes would rave about how amazing these cushy shoes make them feel while running. However, a research study (Pollard, Christine D et al. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine in 2018) shows genuine concerns of increased risk of injuries from running with maximalist, thickly cushioned mid-sole shoes compared to average neutral running shoes. The study indicates that “Runners exhibited increased impact forces and loading rate when running in a maximal versus neutral shoe. Because increases in these variables have been associated with an increased risk of running-related injuries, runners who are new to running in a maximal shoe may be at an increased risk of injury...”
Do you remember those five-toe shoes? Minimalist running/barefoot running shoes are having more unresolved mysteries on risks of injuries when it comes to recommendations for runners. Not all runners are born equal in terms of foot strike patterns, one large cohort study on world elite running competitors’ strike patterns in 2007, Japanese researchers found “that 75% of the runners were rear-foot strikers, 24% were mid-foot strikers, and only 1.4% struck with their forefeet.” But it would have been different if they’d all barefoot run at that time. “with the knee as the most common injury site, followed by the lower leg, the foot, and the upper leg*.” It is a good idea to use shoes in areas that are prone to hazards such as glasses or dog excrement. Contact surfaces, for instance, concrete pavement may require more protection to your feet that minimalist shoes/barefoot may not be able to provide; however, running on grass, trails or sandy beach may provide your foot more benefits such as (an increased external vertical loading rate, an earlier impact peak, greater tibial acceleration, flatter foot placement at initial contact, and 4-5% less oxygen consumption. Too much barefoot running can lead to overuse syndromes, repetitive joint breakdown, and osteoarthritis; when people develop symptoms, they compensate, which causes knee injuries, hip injuries, or lower back issues. Barefoot running for elite groups that could do it with less injury may be ok, but that most people shouldn’t run barefoot too much.
Keep it balanced; It is in all of us when there is something new, we all want to try it. According to Kevin Kirby, DPM, assistant clinical professor at the California School of Podiatric Medicine in Oakland. “Other than that, the people I’d recommend it for would not be beginners, but rather those who are already running 60 or 70 miles a week and who want to vary it, give their legs a break, go on the golf course and do some intervals barefoot.”People who’ve made the transition to barefoot running most easily are those who grew up walking around barefoot.**
*Van Gent RN, Siem D, van Middelkoop M, et al. Incidence and determinants of lowerextremity running injuries in long distance runners: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med 2007;41(8):469-480.
**Groner-The truth about barefoot running Nov. 2010
Staying fit is something we all value. But let's be real, sometimes we're unsure about the best exercises or equipment to use without risking injuries. These blogs are inspired by the questions we often hear from our clients, and we're excited to share them with you. It's all about making fitness easier and safer for everyone.