Our Tennis Physiotherapist Team Can Treat, Prevent and Assess a Range of Tennis Injuries
With the help of a tennis physiotherapist, injuries that might happen during a game are treatable with the right assessments and care. Tennis physios can assess performance issues, injuries and more to help players improve. This detailed, personal approach helps with tennis elbow, muscle strain, ankle issues and other common injuries from tennis.
Tennis isn’t the first sport that we think of when it comes to common sports injuries and sports physiotherapy sessions. There are other contact sports that seem more likely to result in significant issues or musculoskeletal problems.
However, it all depends on how often you play and how competitive you get. There is a reason that the pros in the Australian Open spend so much time and money on trainers and tennis physio themselves. If you are struggling with tennis injuries or performance issues in your tennis game, a Tennis Physiotherapist from Graceville Physio can help.
What types of injuries from tennis do we treat at Graceville Physio?
The range of injuries that can occur from playing competitive tennis is quite extensive. That is why our tennis physiotherapist team have so many skills. Tennis’ common injuries tend to include the following:
1) Wrist injuries
2) Elbow injuries
3) Shoulder injuries
4) Ankle injuries
5) Knee injuries
6) Thigh injuries
Wrist injuries are common because of the grip and action with the racket. You may not realise how much of a risk there is in developing repetitive strain injuries in tennis. Elbow injuries are also a regular issue because of the continual impact on this joint from hard-hitting serves.
Tennis elbow is the inflammation of tendons and muscles here through overuse. Shoulder injuries are a similar problem because of overuse and impact. Impingement around the rotator cuff is a big problem for flexibility and performance.
Of course, there could be a host of other muscular problems or tendon issues that develop from regular time on the court. In fact, stats show that lower limb issues are actually more frequently seen. Wrist and elbow issues tend to come from regular practice and more professional players. Anyone can damage leg muscles from the movements and high-impact approach of the sport. Even so, even professionals turn their ankles chasing after shots and may also pull leg muscles or strain tendons in the knees. Others deal with back pain.
Then, of course, there is the issue of Andy Murray’s possible early retirement due to hip issues.
Your local tennis physiotherapist at Graceville Physio will offer a comprehensive approach to your care.
When you come to us for a tennis physio session, there are clear stages on your road to recovery. There is the assessment, the physio plan and aftercare service. The assessment involves a detailed screening process where your physiotherapist take a closer look at your injury. They can determine issues with the following:
1) Areas of weakness caused by repetitive strain and overuse
2) Injury patterns
5) Range of movement
Then there is the treatment plan. Once we have established exactly what is going on with the injury, we can then determine the best course of treatment. There are lots of different types of treatment options available. These include:
1) General remedial massage
2) Dry needling
3) Heat and/or electrotherapy
4) Joint manipulation
5) Correctional exercises
Then there is the aftercare. The service and provisions provided by the Graceville team don’t stop when you finish that final session. We will also offer advice on how to take care of the area in question and prevent further injuries or flare-ups in the future. This involves:
1) Shoes to prevent further trips and ankle issues
2) Advice on taping muscles during recovery
3) Tennis injury prevention exercises
4) Tips on new techniques
Why turn to Graceville Physio for these screening and treatment options?
You don’t need to be a pro to turn to a tennis physiotherapist. You don’t even need to have a current, major injury. Perhaps you feel that you would benefit from a sports assessment to help you prevent injuries in the future.
The screening process mentioned above can be far more comprehensive with tests on cardiovascular function, spatial awareness and other important skills. The results from these tennis injury prevention assessments can help to determine areas of weakness. From there, we can work together to create exercise plans and aids that may help you prevent injuries in the future.
Whatever your situation, you can be sure of professional help from expert sports physiotherapist affiliated with the Australian Physiotherapy Association. We have also worked with teams and centres including the Queensland Tennis Centre. Additionally, an added bonus of working with Graceville is that we do have a mobile unit. This could be ideal if you have mobility issues that make a trip to the clinic a little too difficult.
Our clinic in Graceville and at the Graceville is equipped with extensive gym equipment and heated pools.
Contact Graceville Physio to get help with your tennis injury problems
Injuries are frustrating as they can limit your time on the court. However, the right treatment programme from Graceville Physio could help shorten that recovery time. If you are searching for a tennis physiotherapist, contact us today to see how we can help to assess your injury or provide preventative measures.