Tag Archives : Injury Prevention


Fascia Release: Can Myofascial Release Really Help You?

How many times have you heard or read that you have to do myofascial or fascia release to heal and correct your tissue for your muscles to function correctly? How many times have I “ordered” my students to do myofascial release? Yes, VERY often… Some of us comply more, some less… I think everybody has good intensions to do it, […]


Shoulder Problems Caused by Lifestyle

Our soft tissue responds to the demands we put on it. When you do something a lot, the body creates tissue patterns that assist doing what you do a lot. You are how you move. The ranges of motion where you keep moving, the tissue stays hydrated and gliding and moving well, while in the ranges of motion that you […]


Proactive Injury Prevention Plan

If you are an athlete, you run a risk of injury. All sports have a risk of injury. The more contact in sport, the greater the risk is. Luckily, in tennis, there is not as much contact, other than when you play doubles and accidentally crash into your doubles partner. Ops. However, the majority of injuries is from overuse. Most […]


Rounded Shoulders Detrimental to your Athletic and Mental Performance

Rounded and slouched shoulders, so called shoulder-rolled-forward effect, are a common sight these modern days. We sit too much, hunched over the keyboard, iPad, laptop, phone, book, driving, or just chilling in the sofa. Even when we sleep on the side, our shoulders are rolled forward and together. This is tremendously detrimental to your athletic performance. Besides the visual, it also […]


Make Your Psoas Happy: Sit Less and Perform Better

I’ve been getting many requests from my readers to show where the different muscles in the body are located, not just use the names. One of the most important muscles that causes quite a lot of troubles for both the athletes and non-athletes, is the hip-flexor (or the psoas part of it). Let’s look at it and also how you can […]


Align hips with straight-leg hip twist

Align Hips with Straight-Leg Hip Twist

Align hips with straight-leg hip twist stretch—an important stretch for tennis players, as it rotates and relaxes the muscles of the spine while the muscles of the hip are contracted. The hips are the power center of your body: they connect the lower body and the upper body to work in unity while providing stability, strength, and flexibility to both upper and lower body.


Get Healthy Shoulders with Chest Myofascial Release

Why Chest Myofascial Release   There is probably no person who doesn’t have tight chest. Some more, some less, but the lifestyle we live these days makes it almost impossible to have a nice stretched out chest. Of course, unless you actively work on it with chest myofascial release. Tight chest muscles also cause rounded shoulders, tight neck, tension headaches, […]


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7 Simple Ways to Create Musculoskeletal Balance

The hardest thing in life and sport training is to remain balanced. In life, work, family, school, chores, studies, health, cooking and other duties call for your attention and you need to stay focused on giving all of them enough attention. In your sport training, you need to work on your strength, power, flexibility, quickness, your sport specific skills, mental […]


Stability and Mobility for Optimal Movement and Performance

Lifestyle with a lot of sitting and playing one-side dominant sports can be close to devastating to your body’s optimal function. How is your muscle stability? Can you move through space in full range of motion? Can you stand and balance on one foot? Can you do deep lunges with narrow stance without losing your balance? Can you squat deep […]

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Myofascial Release Recovery Routine After Activity

Every high level athlete is pushing his or her body to the extreme – training every day for hours and often on hard surfaces (the concrete courts of Los Angeles are very unfriendly to the tennis player’s body!). Additionally, the uneven nature of tennis where one side is always used more than the other, makes it even worse for your […]