When playing tennis, do you ever suffer from?
- Tight / sore shoulder
- Back, hip or groin pain
- Elbow or wrist pain
A tennis specific musculoskeletal (MSK) screening is not just for the professional tennis player; the developing junior, the weekend pennant player or the social competition player can all benefit from such a service.
A tennis specific MSK screening at OPSMC will aim to
- Improve performance
- Prevent injury
- Decrease pain
A common problem in tennis is shoulder pain and or tightness. Shoulder rotation is the greatest predictor of serving speed. A “Prehabilitation” program aimed at improving shoulder rotation (and strength) not only reduces the risk of injury, it can also improve serving performance.
For the younger tennis player there are optimal times in their development to train specific movement skills and fitness characteristics, for example, endurance, speed, strength and flexibility. A MSK screening can help establish what level of physical competency the player is currently at.
It has been reported that there can easily be a four year difference in the physical, emotional and cognitive development of an athlete in the same age group. An understanding of this is vital for a young tennis player’s long term development.
OPSMC offers tennis specific MSK screening with physiotherapist, Ryan Cope. Ryan has extensive experience in tennis as a physiotherapist, coach and as a player. Ryan combines his love of tennis, exercise science and sports physiotherapy to help tennis players of all playing standards achieve their goals.
Bring the following to the MSK screening appointment:
- Tennis racquet
- Tennis shoes
- Orthotics if applicable
Please allow 60 minutes for a session.