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Becca Rodriguez, DO in Emmy®-Nominated PBS Documentary!

Dr. Becca Rodriguez was filmed in a documentary for PBS​, and it's nominated for an Upper Midwest Emmy® Award! SciGirls Stories: Latinas at Work features Dr. Rodriguez as a mentor to teenage girls about sports medicine. The 30-minute documentary also includes other stories about Latinas in STEM careers, which includes science, technology, engineering, and math.

How to Practice Mindfulness – Take a SIP!

Mindfulness is the act of being present in the moment, rather than focusing on the past or future. Practicing mindfulness allows you to be aware of your thoughts, feelings, and environment with acceptance and without judgment. Why be mindful?? It may contribute to a happier, healthier you by helping you improve focus, reduce stress and anxiety, treat depression, increase the ability to cope and be resilient, and improve social skills.

Osteoporosis

Throughout our lives, our bones break down and regenerate. When we’re young, our bone mass increases (and we grow) because bone regenerates faster than it breaks down. As we age, however, bone breaks down faster than it regenerates. Thus, we are faced with the risk of developing osteoporosis, or the weakening of bones.

Tennis Injuries

In beautiful Southern California, the beckoning call of the tennis court is a year-round affair, which is so very tempting for many of us. Tennis is a fantastic sport with numerous health benefits. It is a full-body workout that increases heart and lung (aerobic) capacity, and it decreases the resting heart rate and blood pressure. Playing tennis also improves muscle tone, strength, endurance, flexibility of the skeletal body, and bone density. Mental acuity and overall mood are heightened and improved by vigorous play on the courts in the beautiful outdoors.

Concussions

It is clear with current research that concussions need to be taken seriously and should be evaluated by a physician with specific expertise in this area. The goal is accurate assessment, proper management, and return to play as soon as safely possible. Concussed athletes are required to see a physician (MD or DO) before they are released back into play. There is also value in doing baseline testing for concussions before the season begins.

Pilates Instructor Classes – Hypermobility & Scoliosis

Are you a Pilates instructor ready to learn to make even more of a difference in your clients’ lives?! SDSM Pilates Wellness is excited to announce that we are hosting 2 APPI America (The Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute) courses in November at our Sorrento Valley office – “Pilates & Hypermobility,” and “Pilates & Scoliosis.” Sign up today – EARLY BIRD PRICING until 10/12/2018!

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries. They typically occur when your ankle twists or rolls when your foot is planted, or when another person steps on your ankle with force. These actions can stretch or tear the ligaments that hold your ankle bones and joints together.