Athletic Performance

Diaphragmatic Breathing with Dr. Susan Mann

The diaphragm is the most efficient muscle of breathing. It is a large, dome-shaped muscle located at the base of the lungs. Your abdominal muscles help move the diaphragm and give you more power to empty your lungs. But chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may prevent the diaphragm from working effectively. When you have COPD, …

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Physical Therapy First

If you go out to lunch with friends, it is easy to get distracted stepping off a curb. In that moment, you may lose your balance and twist an ankle. You spend the rest of your weekend limping around the house to keep pressure off the injured area and maybe take a few ibuprofen to …

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Combat Cramps

It was a hot, muggy summer’s day in Southwest Florida. My partner and I were playing the 3rd Pickleball match of day, winners advance to gold medal round. After winning the 2nd game, the momentum was on our side going into the 3rd. I was moving well, dictating play…and I continued the good play until …

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Wellness Corner with Ryan Reader

Pickleball Professional and Director of Operations at The Pickleball Academy of Southwest Florida Ryan will discuss the how a newbie can get started in Pickleball as well as the keys for a newer player.      

Pilates for Pickleball & Tennis

A growing number of tennis and Pickleball players at every level practice Pilates. They utilise their Pilates training for a range of issues. Issues such as: injury prevention and recovery, rectifying muscle imbalance, to improving flexibility and building core and stabilizer muscles. Racquet sports are by their nature one-sided. Most players repeatedly use the same …

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