Sport Physiotherapy also offers Guidelines for Performance

Tennis is such a hugely popular sport and those who start playing the game have hopes of one day playing at Wimbledon, the Australian- or US Open or maybe at Roland Garros. However. before you start any sport, you have to know that there is always the possibility of injury, especially if you have been out of practice for long. Even if you are not a pro, you could have a bone or joint problem that could, for instance, be made worse by an increase or change in your physical activity. The fact that tennis is a sport where almost the whole of the body is used, every part of the body is at risk of injury.

Proper Training Principles Prevent Injury

Certainly, if you are determined to practice hard to improve your performance, proper training principles are important to prevent injuries. You need to know how to use the correct methods and perform an exercise properly if you want to prevent injury.

With any kind of sport or physical activity, your body is going to be exposed to bigger forces than what you experience with your day to day activities.

Some of the things that could cause injury are:

  • Skeletal muscle imbalances
  • Weakness from a previous injury
  • Fatigue
  • Faulty biomechanics

Typical Tennis Injuries

Sports injuries are primary – preventing the first occurrence of an injury – and secondary – preventing the re-occurrence of an injury. Injuries can be chronic or acute. Tennis leg, for instance, is a sudden tear of the inner calf muscle, occurring without warning and is the result of a sudden excessive load on the muscle.

For such an injury, it will be necessary to stop play and to elevate the leg. The tennis player will need to apply ice and a compression bandage, and sports physiotherapy and a rehabilitation programme will need to be in place.

Tennis elbow is common in sports such as tennis as well as other repetitive one-sided movements in any leisure activities. Bad footwork, the wrong grip size, faulty tennis strokes and muscle weakness can all contribute to tennis elbow.

Pain is found on the outer part of the elbow. The tennis player will only be able to resume activity when the arm is fully mobile, pain-free and strong again.

An achilles tendon injury can be so frustrating for a tennis player too and treatment of Achilles tendonitis will mean a time of decreased activity, sports physiotherapy, appropriate stretching, maybe an orthotic brace and anti-inflammatory medication.

Recovering Properly after an Injury

With Turramurra Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy, you are in good hands with a team of highly trained physiotherapists who can even advise you on the correct sporting techniques.

Services are extensive and can include among many others neck pain, orthopaedic rehabilitation, back pain, crutches and exercise programmes. You want to be the best at your sport and you don’t want to ever be out of action for too long, and then it is worth knowing where to turn to get back in condition.

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