Dr. Laura Watterson Inducted Into Wingate University Sports Hall of Fame

Dr. Laura Watterson Inducted Into Wingate University Sports Hall of Fame

On November 3rd, 2017 Dr. Laura Watterson was inducted into the Wingate University Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. Watterson was presented a plaque commemorating her accomplishments at the Blue Carpet Gala at Wingate University during the 2017 Homecoming weekend. 

Dr. Watterson was the first Wingate NCAA swimming All-American (HM, 200 Breaststroke, 2004) for head coach Kirk Sanocki. She was the first Wingate student-athlete to score at the NCAA Division II championships in 2004. Watterson was an All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference 16 times (11 individual, five relays). An eight-time BMC champion (three individual, five relays), Watterson led Wingate to two BMC team championship titles in 2004 and 2005. She was Wingate's MVP following her sophomore and junior seasons. Watterson made the BMC All-Academic Team four times and the CSCAA Scholastic All-American team three times.

We would like to extend a huge CSPR congratulations to Dr. Laura Watterson on her achievement! 

Photos coutesy of Wingate University. 

CSPR Now Offering Fitness Classes

Comment

CSPR Now Offering Fitness Classes

You’ve asked for classes - and we listened! Our CSPR staff have designed a variety of classes that cover the most common needs of our athletes. Register and join us!  

New member offer: 5 classes for $15
 

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom (right beside the office)

Email jessica@charlottesportsrehab.com with any questions

To sign up and view class dates visit us at clients.mindbodyonline.com
*Times and dates are subject to change depending on participant demand. Feedback is always welcome!

Class Descriptions
All classes will be 1 hour

Functional Circuit Training (aka Boot Camp)
This class features high intensity circuits including plyometrics, calisthenics, and light resistance. Each station includes a purposeful movement performed for a specific length of time with minimal rest in between. At the beginning of each session, our instructors take the time to introduce all exercises emphasizing each progression and modification.
What you will need: Yoga mat, tennis shoes, water

Yoga Fusion
Our yoga fusion class combines high intensity circuits followed by the focused energy of a yoga flow. The first half of the class will integrate boot camp style exercises, including body weight or equipment. The second half of the class will be a yoga flow that has a global whole-body approach. The final 10 minutes will be utilized for deep hip stretches.
What you will need: Yoga mat, tennis shoes, water

Yoga Flow
This will be a vinyasa style yoga class which features a sequence of postures to help promote strength, stability, and mobility while increasing other benefits such as energy, immunity, and intuition. This class is designed for experienced yogis or newcomers who want to begin their practice.
What you will need: Yoga mat, water

Cardio Yoga
This high intensity yoga class is designed to increase heart rate while focusing on a vinyasa-style flow. The interval training design will combine sequences of yoga flow with an arrangement of body weight exercises geared to increase heart rate. The final 10 minutes will be utilized for deep hip stretches.
What you will need: Yoga mat, water

Mobility
Mobility is an essential part of health and fitness. Any restrictions to a freely moving joint poses a possible risk of injury. During this class, you will be introduced to a combination of deep stretching and purposeful movements that decrease the restraints caused by prolonged sitting and immobilization.

Comment

We're Now Offering Saturday Hours!

Comment

We're Now Offering Saturday Hours!

Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab will now be offering office hours on Saturdays in order to accommodate the needs of our patients.

Beginning this Saturday, April 29th, appointment times will be offered from 8 AM to 12 PM. We will be accepting new and existing patients during these hours.

To book an appointment, please call the front desk at 980-237-4016 or email the office at Office@CharlotteSportsRehab.com

Let's keep everyone moving as we shift into warmer seasons.

Thanks for all of your continued support,

The Staff of CSPR

Comment

Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab Celebrates 3 Years!

Comment

Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab Celebrates 3 Years!

That’s right, we’re one year older! April is our anniversary month and this year we celebrate three years of serving you in the Charlotte area. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our athletes, patients, and the community for helping us succeed. We genuinely appreciate the confidence you have in our staff and care. We would also like to extend a huge thank you for all of the referrals this past year!

Our year in review is awesome and we thank you for being a part of it!

Here’s our mini recap:

  • We built strong relationships and partnerships with trainers and coaches in Charlotte, resulting in collaborative efforts that delivered the most effective care
  • We grew our practice by onboarding Derek Maul as an additional Chiropractic Physician
  • Jessica Dowling began practice as our Athletic Therapist
  • We further expanded our team, with additional office management help from Andrea Pasquan
  • Our team continued to expand their rehab knowledge and practice by taking on multiple seminars throughout the year and continuing their education with courses covering DNS, Dry Needling, and Yoga Therapy
  • We completed yoga teacher training and officially became yoga instructors
  • We offered multiple running and yoga workshops for beginners to experts, to even teachers and coaches in order to help Charlotte’s active community stay injury-free
  • We started offering yoga classes for professional athletes, such as the NFL
  • We expanded our services by offering Nutrition and Dietetics with Erin Falls, as our in house registered dietitian
  • We attended multiple events and races in the Charlotte area, for example sponsoring and participating in Run Jen Run
  • With the help of our patients we took on a charitable initiative for the holiday season, providing the Charlotte Humane Society with much needed supplies

It’s been a great year, and we’re ready to see where this one will take us. We will always strive to deliver the best care in the Charlotte area. We look forward to helping you become stronger and more resilient. We support rehab and exercise therapy and look forward to helping Charlotte’s professional and amateur athletes, as well as, the city’s active community stay injury-free.

Thank you,

 Dr. Laura Watterson and the Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab Team

Comment

Comment

WELCOME NEW TEAM MEMBERS! DR. DEREK MAUL AND ANDREA PASQUAN

Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab is happy to welcome two new members to our team. We welcome Dr. Derek Maul and Andrea Pasquan, to help further expand our quality patient care!

Dr. Derek Maul is our new Chiropractic Physician. He brings passion for wellness and an array of experience to Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab.  Throughout his career, he has treated a wide variety of patients including all levels of athletes, as well as injuries sustained from automobile accidents.  Dr. Maul has a keen ability to connect with his patients to bring the highest level of individualized care. Dr. Maul is already up and running, and accepting new patients. To schedule a consultation or appointment with Dr. Maul, please email Office@ChartlotteSportsRehab.com or call our office at (980) 237-4016. Click here to view Dr. Maul’s team bio.  

Andrea Pasquan is the newest bright smile you’ll see upon entering our office. Andrea will be serving as our additional office coordinator. She’ll assist part-time with reception duties and provide invaluable support to our staff and athletes. Click here to view Andrea’s team bio.

 

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Maul and Andrea! We know that you’ll benefit from the care and assistance that they will both bring!

Comment

CSPR Event: Yoga Saturday

Comment

CSPR Event: Yoga Saturday

Join us this Saturday February 25 for a yoga pose and transition break down. 

We will go over yoga anatomy and mechanics that you can apply in your yoga practice and every day activity. This valuable information will help you and your students stay injury free! 

Common yoga questions will be answered. 

We will warm up with movement drills then flow into a practice, applying these new concept right away!

Info Details:

Saturday February 25, 12:30pm to 1:30pm at Elite Functional Performance (307 North Caswell Rd Charlotte, North Carolina).

 

Comment

CSPR Event: Spring Renewal Nutrition Workshop

Comment

CSPR Event: Spring Renewal Nutrition Workshop

Spring is a new beginning. The time of year to rise early with the sun, get outside, and move more. Thankfully, food preparation also becomes simpler in the spring with raw and sprouted foods becoming more abundant. As the seasons change so do our lifestyles and our diets.

Join us Friday February 24 to learn how to take charge of your nutrition plan and utilize the change in seasons to your health’s advantage. Erin Falls, our Registered Dietitian, will discuss the concept of seasonal eating and educate us on how we can apply it to our diets as we transition from winter into spring.

Friday, February 24th @ 6pm

Doors open at 5:30 PM

Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab

Kindly RSVP to Office@CharlotteSportsRehab.com

Comment

Be a Humane Society Elf with Us! - CSPR Holiday Charitable Initiative

Comment

Be a Humane Society Elf with Us! - CSPR Holiday Charitable Initiative

We're at it again this year! Join us in supporting the Humane Society of Charlotte this holiday season. If you are able to help, bring in a item or donation for our Angel Tree supporting The Humane Society of Charlotte. Below is a list of most needed items,  as indicated by the Humane Society of Charlotte: 

  • Dry Cat Food
  • Band Aids
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Pens
  • 6 ft. Leashes
  • Buckle Collars
  • Paper Towels
  • Non-Latex Gloves
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap
  • Canned Dog / Cat Food
  • Gift Cards: (Lowe's, Home Depot, Costco, Staples, Office Max)

You can also bring in a Monetary Gift and place it on our Angel Your generous gift will help assist with pet healthcare including surgeries and vaccinations:

  • $25 will feed four hungry kittens for one week
  • $50 will supply a warm, comfy bed for dogs in their kennels
  • $75 can provide one spay/neuter surgery to prevent more homeless animals

We firmly believe in supporting the communities where we do business and where our employees reside. We hope you can join us this year!

Happy Holidays!

Comment

We’ve added Nutrition and Dietetics services!

Comment

We’ve added Nutrition and Dietetics services!

Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab is dedicated to bringing the most innovative programs, services and information to athletes and teams in order to maximize health and athletic potential.  

As of this month, we’ve added Nutrition and Dietetics services with your needs in mind! We welcome Erin Falls of Charlotte Nutrition Consulting & Wellness. Erin is a Registered Dietitian, and is available to you at our location! She approaches nutrition and dietetics with a functional and balanced perspective, and provides knowledge on today’s best practices to provide the highest level of nutritional support to athletes at all levels.  She welcomes and enjoys working with all stages of each person's journey. 

Customized Nutrition and Wellness Plans are tailored for your individual needs:

•    Athletic and Sports Performance
•    Diabetes and Blood Sugar Regulation
•    Dietary Restrictions and Allergies Management
•    Digestive Health and Balance
•    Family Nutrition and Wellness
•    Hormone Regulation
•    Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disease Management
•    Prenatal, Pregnancy, and Postnatal Nutrition
•    Weight Management


Additional Wellness Services:

•    Pantry Makeovers
•    Private in-home Healthy Cooking Classes
•    Supermarket Tours
•    Speaking Engagements
•    Corporate Nutrition Consulting

Meet Your Dietitian: Erin Falls - Read Erin’s bio here.

To learn more about the services Erin offers at Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab, visit our website here or call us. To schedule an appointment with Erin or to inquire about her services, call: (980) 237-4016.

Comment

Summertime Athlete Injury Prevention Tips

Summertime Athlete Injury Prevention Tips

This summer as many of you start to exercise more or take your indoor workouts to the outdoors, we want to remind you to be safe and take extra precaution. With exercising more outside and participating in various summer activities, we tend to see an increase in summer injuries. Our team at Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab, has put together some reminders to help you BEAT SUMMERTIME INJURIES! Keep these in mind and enjoy the outdoors! 
 
BEAT DEHYDRATION – This happens when your body loses more fluid then you are taking in, and high summer temperatures speed up this process for athletes working out and training. Continually rehydrate with water and electrolyte replacement drinks. Try to drink 8 to 16 ounces of fluid for every 30 minutes of exercise. Also, try coconut water! 

BEAT INJURY – Don’t do overly challenging workouts in the outdoors. Take more frequent breaks and allow your body to rest and restore. If you are trying new activities and sports this summer, remember to prepare yourself for what body parts and muscles you will be using. Foam roll and perform your prehab exercises before you go out. Be mindful and listen to your body.  

BEAT HURTING FEET – We know its summertime, but avoid walk around in your flip-flops all the time. They don’t offer you enough support for your feet or ankles. Your foot has to work too hard to grip the sandal so it stays on your feet and you don’t trip. Find Sandals with extra straps and support. Be careful when wearing them for extended periods of time and long walks.  

BEAT KILLER SUNBURNS – Use sunscreens with a broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection and always remember to reapply! 

BEAT HEAT RASHES – Wear lightweight and breathable clothing when you are working out. Change out of your wet exercise clothing as soon as you can and shower. Remember that if your rash is a serious case, you will want to consult your physician. 

JUST BEAT THE HEAT! – The heat can cause heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Stay cool this summer and check the head index before you go for a workout. Check out the National Weather Service website

HAVE FUN! – Include a variety of activities and exercises that you enjoy. 

From all of us at Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab, have a great summer! 

 

 

 

The Road to Rio Comes Through Charlotte

The Road to Rio Comes Through Charlotte

There's no doubt that "Charlotte's got a lot"! Leading up to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio De Janiero, Charlotte, North Carolina will host a handful of entertaining events to attend with family and friends. So mark your calendars and help support these Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls! 

April 7-9, 2016
Head over the the U.S. National Whitewater Center as canoers and kayakers brave raging rapids during slalom trials. Click here fore more information.

May 12-15, 2016
The Arena Pro Swim Series at Charlotte takes place May 12-15 in Charlotte, NC. at the Mecklenberg County Aquatics Center. The swim meet serves as a FINA-approved competition where swimmers can achieve qualifying times for the 2016 trials. The Charlotte area is home to a number of potential Team USA athletes, which makes this swim meet a live opportunity to see top level Olympic swimming,

June 30-July 2, 2016
Multiple venues around the Queen City will host the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for cycling, swimming and athletics. For the first time in U.S. Paralympics’ history, the trials will feature three sports being contested concurrently, all within the city of Charlotte. Set to be the largest Paralympic trials in US history, the 2016 US Paralympic Team Trials will host more than 400 athletes competing for a chance to advance to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games as a member of Team USA on the cycling, swimming or athletics teams!

The effort to bring the Paralympics trials to Mecklenburg includes the work of a number of County organizations working together, including Partners for Parks, Active Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, and others. 

Our team at Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab is looking forward to supporting these athletes and our active city!

Related links:

Own that 13.1! Race-Day Tips For The Half Marathon

Own that 13.1! Race-Day Tips For The Half Marathon

You’ve been working your tail off and preparing for the big race. You may have heard some of this before, but here's a reminder of race-day tips for owning that 13.1!


Rest and relax in the morning: A trick is to prepare all of your gear the night before the race, so that you can take your time in the morning and worry less. Review what weather will be like and don’t overdress. A tip is to dress as if the weather is 10-15 degrees warmer than it actually is. Also don’t forget to attach your bib to your shirt!

Review Race Info: Read and review your race package or guide for the last time. (You’ll want to pick up your race-packet early). Make sure you know where the water stations are, where your course will have greater climbing, and where you can drop off any gear.

Don’t try anything new: Stick with the tried-and-true that has been working for your runs so far. This means don’t eat anything new, don’t wear a new running outfit or new shoes. 

Get on-site early: Arrive at the race site early so that you have time to warm-up, use the restroom, check anything in and of course park your car!  

Warm-up prior to the race: We can’t stress enough the importance of warming up to avoid injury or not finishing. Try the following for a warm-up:
5-10 minutes of light jogging to get your muscles warmed up
5-10 minutes of light stretching

Choose your own pace: Line up with other participants that are around your speed. Sometimes you can see pace signs to help you guide. Use the first five to 10 minutes of the race as your warm-up. 

Control your pace: You want to finish the race right? Remember to calm your anxiousness and not go out to fast. That’s one of the largest pitfalls in a 13.1. Run your own race! 

Keep going: Don’t come to a sudden stop at a water station. You want to make sure your muscles remain loose so they don’t stiffen or cramp. Keep walking or jogging while sipping your water. 

Cool-down at the finish line: Avoid sitting down immediately. Instead walk around and left your heart rate gradually slow down. 

Believe in yourself and have fun!
 

Recover with our help! After your race consider visiting Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab for Compression Therapy. We’ll help you recover from muscle fatigue, inflammation and soreness.