Pickleball injuries are bringing a whole new set of patients into my practice –with a whole new set of injuries. I like to say pickleball is killing me because I am now inundated with requests for help from friends, existing clients and referrals who are suffering with pickleball injuries. But […]
Author: Dan Hellman
Get the Most from ELDOA
You can get the most from ELDOA if you understand what it is and make sure you execute the postures properly. ELDOA is the best technique I have ever known for relieving and preventing back pain, improving posture, and making the spine and pelvis more flexible. It also counteracts the […]
Don’t Tape When You Can Strap.
Joint strapping is one of the most important skills any athletic trainer, trainer, physical therapist or rehab specialist can have today. Our profession has relied too much on joint taping for years to immobilize injured areas of the body, but I am convinced that the days of total immobilization largely […]
Don’t Just Prepare the Body. Repair the Body.
Here is a fact. We need to repair the body every time we play a sport, and most of us don’t. Most of us do something to prepare our bodies before we engage in physical activity. We might do stretches, we might run a bit to warm our bodies, we […]
The Video and Text That Floored Me
A few days ago, I received a gleeful text and video from a client that just about floored me. The video showed Vinod Weerasinghe, a 19-year old Sri Lankan golfer, practicing his swing and hitting a golf ball 330 yards with a club head speed of 122 MPH (by the […]
We can treat pelvic pain. But first we have to understand it.
I am well known in my field for treating back pain, and I have treated a lot of people with serious back problems. But the second most common complaint I hear from both women and men is pelvic pain. The pelvis is largely misunderstood, and sadly, many men and women […]
The H3 Advantage: Fitness Online and On Demand
This week I launched H3TV, a project that I hope will make a real difference in people’s lives as we find new ways to stay fit and healthy. In effect, I am taking my practice online and offering fitness on demand to a broader, international audience, and it’s really exciting. […]
James Nestor’s Breathtaking Journey
James Nestor’s new book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, can change your life. It certainly is changing mine. We have forgotten how to breathe. James is an extraordinary journalist and author who plunged headlong into the subject of breathing and discovered that we modern human beings largely […]
ELDOA in the Time of Coronavirus
This period of enforced confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic is a good time to start ELDOA—or to restart the ELDOA routine you may have dropped. Anyone who knows me knows that I believe that just about everyone should incorporate ELDOA into their fitness regimen, whether it’s simple or strenuous. […]
Global Postural Stretching: The Perfect Link Between Joints, Muscles and Fascia
By Dan Hellman Global Postural Stretching (GPS) is an indispensable technique when it comes to conditioning the body or recovering from injury. Like ELDOA, its osteopathic cousin, it makes a major difference in the life and movement of anyone I treat—whether they are athletes or average people looking to be […]