Managing Tennis Injuries with a Physical Therapist
Tennis, like many other sports, has an inherent risk for injury. Injuries such as tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendinitis, and muscle strains are common among recreational athletes. They are often caused by overuse, muscle imbalance, overtraining, weakness, and poor stroke performance. Overuse injuries happen when athletes are putting too many hours on the court, are not adequately preparing or efficiently recovering, or they have muscle imbalances or weaknesses in their musculoskeletal system that they may not even know about, perhaps from an old injury. Continuing to play tennis while injured or in pain can result in further tissue damage, increased pain and can aggravating an injury. Therefore, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible.
The physical aspects of tennis are demanding, and tennis-specific training and education is needed in the treatment and prevention of injuries. Jennifer’s training, and time playing the sport herself, have provided her with the specific expertise to assess and correct dysfunctional movement patterns and weaknesses in the musculoskeletal system. Jennifer can create a specific and effective plan to effectively treat your pain and injuries, prevent future injuries, and enhance on-court performance.