This month, we spend time with Lisa Berg, Director of Tennis at Rafael Racquet Club. She shares some insights from her decades-long career teaching tennis.
Has the game changed much since you started playing and teaching, Lisa?
The game has changed a lot in 40 years, but I still get a kick out of teaching it. My youngest student is 4 and the oldest is 75ish.
When I started, we used to just hit balls around, but...
Tennis is a good example of a one-sided sport as most of the work takes place on your dominant side. When you play tennis regularly, you naturally develop larger muscles on one side of your upper back, one shoulder and arm and the dominant side leg.
Granted, life is a one-sided game--we assign our everyday tasks to a dominant hand and are somewhat stronger on that side.
No-cost workshop Tues. 11/16, 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Dan Smith’s San Rafael office
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A pre-workshop Q&A with Certified Nutritionist Frances Holmes
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Even though patients report positive results, I encourage them to avoid a quick-fix mentality. I...
Chronic pain is an epidemic, leading to more disability than cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes put together. And when you’re dealing with ongoing pain you can develop stress, anxiety and depression. Pain that lasts longer than three weeks is considered chronic and depletes your body’s natural pain reliever, endorphins.
Causes and results of chronic pain
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My college sports career and basketball scholarship flamed out in a single moment when I ruptured an ankle ligament on the court. I was devastated, and I carried a constant reminder with me for 10 years—aching whenever I walked any distance and being unable to hike, run or play sports.
So I understand how difficult it is to give up activities you enjoy and how it feels when...