pickleball warm-up, prevention and recovery Dr. Brody Chiro for the Stars with Hopkins Health & Wellness

Pickleball CHIX Pickleball Podcast

May 10 2023 • 43 mins

pickleball warm-up, prevention and recovery Dr. Brody with Hopkins Health & Wellness

Bring me the next shiny new thing. The pickleball CHIX are obsessed with America's fastest growing sports pickable. Get ready for on and off the court hot topics, lots of last cocktails and champagne with your hosts, Annie and Rebecca.

Rebecca is on location today at Hopkins Health and Wellness Center with our good friend Dr. Brody, chiropractor and co-owner of the Hopkins Health and Wellness Center in Hopkins, Minnesota, and Annie is still in Marco Island, Florida. Rebecca has worked with Hopkins Health and Wellness for about 15 years, including more recently as she worked to recovery from a pickleball injury with her knee.

Today’s “Word of the Day”

Adjustment

Today’s In the Kitchen Cocktail

Flaming Dr. Pepper brings some excitement to the party with fire. The combination of rum, amaretto, and beer mimics the taste of Dr. Pepper.

Recipe


  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Fill a shot glass 3/4 full with amaretto.
  3. Slowly float the overproof rum on top to fill the shot glass by pouring it over the back of a bar spoon.
  4. Blow out the flame, drop the shot glass into the beer, and drink in one gulp.


Dr. Brody is from Boulder, Colorado, and studied at University of Colorado where he met is wife, who is from Eden Prairie. Dr. Brody went to grad school at Northwestern in Bloomington, MN and started to practice in Aspen, and then had a one year stint in Hollywood before returning to Minnesota.

Top 2 Pickleball Injuries Dr. Brody sees:

  • inflammation of the elbow
  • shoulder

Rebecca shares that two of her friends recently had fallen. Annie speaks about the importance of wearing pickleball shoes, and especially when playing in gymnasiums. Dr. Brody suggests that after a fall, get evaluated, get checked out medically to ensure there isn't something going on that may cause issues down the road.

CHIX talk about warm-ups and cool-downs and the fact that so many people playing pickleball do not seem to warm-up and for sure very few cool-down. In fact, Rebecca and Annie have a warm-up routine that when playing, their opponents are like "wow, this is intimidating" , and the CHIX joke that they hadn't even shared their pickleball game faces yet!

Dr. Brody talks about the benefits of warming up and cooling down. He agrees that warming up in the morning several hours prior to your game has benefits, but that far too many people are not cooling down which can really cause issues.

PRP Injection - a regenerative therapy, and stands for is platelet rich plasma. Dr. Brody states that PRP has worked really well to reduce inflammation. There may be a little soreness after the procedure, and you can expect a maximum benefit of approximately 12 weeks.

Let's talk about the stars!!

Dr. Brody was recruited to go work for International Sports Performance Center, who contracts out to different celebrities and professional athletes. He...

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