Category Archives: tennis

Frontal Plane and Knee Pain: Tennis Player

             Your plane or mine? Dysfunction is quite common in the frontal plane. Beyond uncontrolled or excessive valgus is a cornucopia of goodies to dig into. This image is perhaps a bit dated and myopic but serves it purpose. The key musculature responsible for providing frontal plane stability while on a […]
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Got Rhythm? Scapulohumeral Rhythm? If Not Your Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Joint Will Pay, Often With Impingement

Ahh...the wonderful complexity of the human body! The principles of human movement are relatively basic, but the organism and how it works is fantastically unique and complicated at times. The sport does not matter, the activity does not matter, we must simply be able to move in a coordinated manner with joint alignment and muscular […]
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Shoulder Injuries Waiting to Happen; Corrective Exercise vs. Rehabilitation

Happy Monday! As I was perusing the Internet, looking for “stuff’ to blog about I came across an article that appeared in a major market online newspaper written by a self professed “personal trainer and rehabilitation specialist“. This “rehabilitation specialist wrote about these two exercise to do at home if you do not have equipment;“Triceps […]
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Tennis Players: It Doesn’t Matter "How You Slice It" Corrective Exercise Before a Problem is Better Than After One!

In elite junior players, the overall incidence of shoulder injury typically ranges from 10-30%. 80% of these injuries are overuse injuries. Impingement is right up there as well statistically… Question; can we prevent overuse injuries in elite junior tennis players? Or do we just rehab or surgically repair it all the time? maybe we should […]
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"Orthopedic Surgeons and Shoulder Injuries: Can the Rotator Cuff be Saved with Corrective Exercise and Improved Tennis Technique?"

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons report; “In 2003, approximately 13.7 million people went to the doctor’s office for a shoulder problem, including 3.7 million visits for shoulder and upper arm sprains and strains. Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. […]
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