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

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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.

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We're Now Offering Saturday Hours!

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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

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Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab Celebrates 3 Years!

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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
  • Jessica Dowling began practice as our Athletic Therapist
  • 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 
  • 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

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

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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!

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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!

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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. 

2015: A Look Back

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2015: A Look Back

As we complete another wonderful year, we thought it would be fun to look back at the past year and recap some of the highlights. This was a big year for Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab and we would like to extend our thanks the Charlotte community and most importantly, our wonderful athletes!

HERE IS OUR 2015 YEAR IN REVIEW:

  • Expanded our team and welcomed Stephanie, our new chiropractic physician, and Michelle our office coordinator
  • Participated and offered post-race care at the RunJenRun 5K race in March
  • Began offering Private and Semi-private Yoga Sessions and brought on Terrie Reeves, our experienced and motivating yoga instructor, with an impressive track record of working with athletes
  • Became the first RecoveryLounge™ in Charlotte, NC. Offering the RecoveryPump a medical grade compression therapy to help rid the muscles of fatigue, inflammation, and soreness
  • Participated in Olde Sycamore Golf Tournament in September, providing our assistance at the event
  • Helped our athletes compete in and recover from: lacrosse, hockey and football games, cross-fit competitions, cheer-leading and dance competitions, running races and more! Thanks for being a huge part of our success in 2015. We love working with our passionate and hard-working athletes. We look forward to helping you further improve you health and well-being in 2015! Happy New Year!

Sincerely, 

Dr. Laura Watterson

 

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CSPR Holiday Charitable Initiative - Supporting the Humane Society of Charlotte

Be an Humane Society of Charlotte Elf with us!  

We’re supporting the Humane Society of Charlotte this holiday season. See how you can join us!

The Humane Society of Charlotte is continually working in the Charlotte community to create a place where there are no more homeless and unwanted animals. For every animal adopted, another animal comes in. This nonprofit organization relies on the support of generous animal lovers, grants, bequests and fees for services. Our team at Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab will be doing our part in helping this nonprofit all through the month of December. You too can help our charitable initiative and be part of the team to support the Humane Society of Charlotte! 

BELOW ARE 2 WAYS THAT YOU CAN GET INVOLVED AS PART OF OUR TEAM: 

#1 Bring in a much needed item and place it under our Angel Tree located in the office:

Here is a list of the following items that are most needed, as indicated by the Humane Society of Charlotte. 

Most Needed Items for the Week:

  • 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:

  • Home Depot
  • Lowe’s
  • Costco
  • Staples
  • Office Max

Visit their website, here, for the latest list as they constantly update it. 

#2 Bring in a Monetary Gift and place it on our Angel Tree located in the office:

Monetary donations are generous gifts that 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
  • $100 will make sure four puppies stay healthy by receiving their necessary vaccinations
  • $250 will have 30 cats tested to keep feline leukemia and AIDS from making lots of other cats sick
  • $500 can educate and inspire a whole classroom of children to respect and protect animals
  • $1,500 can provide nutritious food for the Humane Society animals for approximately 2  months

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

If you are interested in learning more about the Human Society of Charlotte, or interested in adopting, visit: humanesocietyofcharlotte.org

- The Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab Team

Introducing the RecoveryPump at CSPR - Charlotte's first RecoveryLounge

Introducing the RecoveryPump at CSPR - Charlotte's first RecoveryLounge

At CSPR we constantly remind our athletes to take their recovery seriously. A few months ago we introduced the RecoveryPump to our patients to further aid them in post training recovery. The feedback that we have been receiving has been great, and we are thrilled to hear that this new service that we offer is producing good results and meeting patient expectations. We encourage more of you to try it out. 

Schedule your RecoveryPump session for $20/session and find out how this amazing piece of equipment can take you on a speedy road of recovery so you can quickly get back to training harder!  

What is the RecoveryPump?

The RecoveryPump delivers active and medical grade compression therapy to help rid the muscles of fatigue, inflammation, and soreness. The RecoveryPump delivers an aggressive but very natural alternative to passive recovery for athletes. 

Benefits of the RecoveryPump for you

  • Quicker recover turnaround so you have stronger training days
  • Reduces risk of injury
  • Faster post-competition recovery, so you can get back to training
  • RecoveryPump can help give you a competitive edge

Join the "Recovery Revolution" and start pumping with CSPR! 

CSPR Guide to Winter Wellness

CSPR Guide to Winter Wellness

As the cold weather months approach, it's important to place extra effort into taking care of your health and wellness. We've put together some simple tips on how to brush off the winter blues and keep your immune system at full strength. 

  1. Get adequate sleep. Try to sleep seven to eight hours a night. There's nothing more healing and more restorative for your body than a great night's sleep. Getting the right amount of sleep decreases depression and stress all while burning calories. 
  2. Treat yourself by getting treated. A Chiropractic and/or an Acupuncture session can boost the function of your immune system keeping you healthy. Plan ahead and schedule your appointments with us! 
  3. Exercise. Create a fitness routine for the winter and stick to it. Balance your cardio with strength and flexibility training from Yoga. Schedule a Private Yoga session at CSPR! 
  4. De-Stress. Acupuncture can boost immunity and lower your blood pressure, helping you wind down. Come see us for an acupuncture session to sooth away any stress that the winter and holiday season can bring. 
  5. Maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Eat "superfoods" and incorporate fresh produce into your diet. Try incorporating these healthy winter foods into your diet. 
    • Pomegranates and blueberries: Full in antioxidantes
    • Dark Leaft Greens: Kale, collards, and mustard greens are loaded in vitamins A, C and K
    • Sprouts: Broccoli, red clover, and letil are some examples. 
    • Citrus: grapefruit, lemons, limes, and oranges are all rich in vitamin C
    • Garlic Clove: Great for keeping the flu at bay 
    • Winter squash: A great source for vitamin A and C. Try spaghetti squash
  6. Add supplements to your diet. Fill in those nutritional gaps with vitamins. We have vitamin D3 +K, multi vitamins, and high quality fish oil supplements for your nutrition support. These along with other supplements available for purchase at our clinic to fit your specific needs. 
  7. Get involved in the community and help others. Increase your energy levels and improve your mood by focusing on something positive and fulfilling.