Category Archive: Tennis

Jun
05

Prevent shoulder injuries in tennis by stretching: Part 2 of 2

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Prevention of Shoulder Injuries In Tennis by Stretching: Part 2 of 2 Last week we discussed the importance of strengthening to prevent shoulder injuries in tennis. This week we will focus on stretching the shoulder for injury prevention. As with the exercises for strength, it may be better to do nothing at all than to …

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May
29

Prevent shoulder injuries in tennis by strengthening: Part 1 of 2

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Prevention of Shoulder Injuries in Tennis: Strengthening. Part 1 of 2 HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! You can tell that summer is in the air, not only by the arrival of the sunshine, warm air and longer days, but also by the beautiful sound of a tennis ball hitting a racquet hitting at Scranton Tennis Club and …

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Jul
01

Prevent Shoulder Injuries in Tennis: Part 2 of 2

Standing Extension

Prevention of Shoulder Injuries In Tennis by Stretching Part 2 of 2 Last week we discussed the importance of strengthening to prevent shoulder injuries in tennis. This week we will focus on stretching the shoulder for injury prevention. As with the exercises for strength, it may be better to do nothing at all than to do …

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Jun
24

Prevent Shoulder Injuries in Tennis: Part 1 of 2

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Prevention  of Shoulder Injuries in Tennis   Part 1 of 2: Strengthen to Prevent Shoulder Injuries in Tennis You can tell that it is officially summer, not only by the  arrival of the longest day of the year, but also by the beautiful sound  of a tennis ball hitting a racquet hitting at Scranton Tennis …

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Mar
12

Tennis Elbow Doesn’t Just Affect Tennis Players

Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is an inflammation of the lateral (outside) bony protuberance at the elbow. It is at this protuberance that the tendon of the long muscles of the hand, wrist and forearm attach to the bone. As the muscles repeatedly and forcefully contract, they pull on the bone, causing inflammation. The …

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Apr
11

Hamstring Injuries in Spring Sports: Part 2

Last week’s column presented the cause and symptoms of a hamstring strain. This week will be dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this injury.

May
15

Tennis Elbow Isn’t Just for Tennis Players

Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is an inflammation of the lateral (outside) bony protuberance at the elbow. The trauma is especially irritating when working the muscles in an awkward position with poor leverage such as hitting a backhand in tennis.

May
10

Prevention of Shoulder Injuries in Tennis: Strengthening. Part I of III

To prevent shoulder problems one must participate in a exercise program specifically designed for tennis. A well-balance shoulder strengthening program includes; rotator cuff and scapular (shoulder blade) muscle exercises, reeducation, biomechanics, and a stretching program pre and post hitting.

May
10

Prevention of Shoulder Injuries in Tennis: Stabilizing the Shoulder. Part II of III

Last week, in part one of “Prevention of Shoulder Injuries in Tennis,” I presented the basics principles of strengthening the large muscles of the shoulder. This week will demonstrate how to stabilize the important scapula muscles and smaller muscles of the shoulder such as the rotator cuff.

May
10

Prevention of Shoulder Injuries in Tennis: Stretching the Shoulder. Part III of III

Last week we discussed the importance of strengthening and stabilizing the shoulder muscles to prevent injuries in tennis. This week we will focus on stretching the shoulder for injury prevention.