| By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Fall is the busiest time for parents and student-athletes heading back to school as all have a busy schedule and are re-adjusting to the hectic hours. Anxiety, stress and feeling overwhelmed are major factors that affect everyone, especially as the school year progresses and the activities begin to...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
As an endurance athlete, you need optimal nutrition to train and compete at your best. A balanced diet should give you all the vitamins and nutrients you need. However, difficult training schedules, travel and a lack of homemade meals can mean you don't always consume the best foods for your...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group is Long Island’s leading private orthopedic practice with a team of 37 board-certified and board-eligible physicians. The group features orthopedic subspecialists who have completed advanced fellowship training, focusing solely on a single area of concern. This...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Teaching my clients of all ages, shapes and sizes how to live a healthy lifestyle is what I do every day. Focusing on small changes, realistic goals & expectations; small victories like improving one's HDL/LDL numbers, Hmg A1C or weight loss. However, lately I notice that people are getting...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
The shoulder is the most mobile, but least stable joint in the body. Because it’s used repetitively by tennis players, special attention should be paid to maintaining its strength, health and function. In order to prevent injuries, it's important that tennis players educate themselves. One of the...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Tennis is one of the few sports where each part of the body plays an equal role in power, accuracy and endurance. And while every tennis player knows that knee, elbow and shoulder injuries are common, one of the most overlooked areas that subject to injury is the lower back. During a match, a...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Tennis is an intense physical sport that burns a lot of calories. During the tennis season, it is very important to follow nutritional guidelines that will help an athlete to perform at their highest potential. Tennis is not a timed sport, therefore nobody can predict when a match will be over. An...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Oils are not a food group, but they do provide essential nutrients, and are therefore, included in USDA recommendations for what to eat. Most athletes do not pay attention to types of oils and fatty acids that they are consuming, but it's extremely important to consume the right ones for peak...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Just as important as proper upper body strength is for the tennis player, so is lower body strength, as a match often includes quick bursts of acceleration, changes in direction and bending. Many tennis players will complain of pain in front of the knee during a match and for days after. The most...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
What is the labrum? The labrum is a type of cartilage found in the ball and socket joint of the shoulder where it meets the arm bone. The labrum is the cartilage that surrounds the socket making the socket deeper and adding stability to the ball (the head of the humerus) sitting on the socket (the...Read more