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Postural Health Ltd in Wolverhampton and Telford, was founded by Patrick and Claire Hyde in 2008. Our team of Physiotherapists and Sports Therapists are fully qualified and have a great amount of experience working with all types of injuries, including catastrophic injuries.

Our highly trained professionals are here to help you get back to your normal daily life, pain free! We provide tailored physiotherapy sessions to suit the individual. This can either in one of our clinics, in the comfort of your own home or in a care home. With a large range of experience, including working with children, amateur and elite athletes, spinal cord injuries and neurological conditions, we have the skills and the knowledge to help.
 
We are recognised by all major Health Insurance Providers and are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health Professions Council.

For full information on what services we provide then please visit our website: www.posturalhealth.com

Facts on tennis injuries

How many injuries?

  • The rate of tennis injury in the general population is five injuries per 1,000 hours of participation.

The causes and types of injuries

  • Lower limb (ankle, knee, and thigh) injuries are most common and are caused by the sprinting, stopping, pivoting and pounding nature of tennis. Lower limb tennis injuries are acute (e.g. ankle sprain) or chronic (e.g. knee tendon pain).
  • Upper limb (elbow, shoulder, wrist) injuries are usually caused by the high-velocity and repetitive arm movements required in tennis. These injuries tend to be overuse in nature (e.g. tennis elbow).
  • Back injuries and pain are common due to the rotation required to hit groundstrokes, and the combination of rotation, extension and lateral flexion involved in the serve.

Factors affecting your injury risk

  • Different court surfaces.
  • Condition of tennis balls used.
  • Type of racquet.
  • Playing technique.
  • Inappropriate footwear.
  • Poor physical conditioning.
  • The amount and level of participation.
  • Poor injury rehabilitation.

Safety tips for tennis

  • Good preparation is important
  • Always warm up, stretch and cool down.
  • Maintain an adequate fitness level. Undertake conditioning and training exercises specific to the physical demands of tennis.

Good technique and practices will help prevent injury

  • Avoid over-repetition of any one type of shot. Practise a range of strokes including groundstrokes, serves, return of serves, overhead smashes and volleys.

Use appropriate equipment and make the environment safe

  • Use a racquet suitable for your style of play and physical capabilities. Players, especially those with arm and shoulder injuries, should seek professional advice when selecting a racquet and choosing string tension.
  • Use tennis balls appropriate for the playing surface. Avoid using wet or flat/dead balls.

Modify rules

  • Develop good tennis skills and correct technique through practised drills
  • Be creative with points system

Other tips

Eat a well-balanced diet.

  • Drink water before, during and after play.
  • Exercise caution when playing in extreme heat/humidity or wet/cold conditions.
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