Tennis Injuries and the Kinetic Chain

2020-04-07T12:00:14-04:00March 15th, 2020|Tennis Medicine, Redcord Neurac, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy|

Tennis Injuries & The Kinetic Chain Do you have nagging or recurring injuries that seem to not go away? Tennis elbow, shoulder pain from Rotator Cuff Tendinitis or Impingement Syndrome, low back strains and hip pain are among the most common injuries in tennis players. Injuries can happen because you are training way too much, you are not preparing or recovering properly for tennis, or because you have weaknesses or “weak links” in your kinetic chain that cause undo stress [...]

Foam Rolling for Recovery

2020-04-07T12:05:40-04:00July 4th, 2017|Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement, Massage Therapy, Prevention, Physical Therapy, Tennis Medicine|

The best kept secret to maximizing your sports performance and keeping you active is simple: “Recover better”. The use of a simple piece of foam for foam rolling can help you optimize recovery, which is ideal for athletes and active people of all levels and ages. Why foam rolling? Hard exercise may lead to increased tension/stiffness in your muscles and joints, which can alter joint motion and lead to poor movement patterns, a faster rate of fatigue, and injury. Self-massage [...]

Nutrition for Tennis Athletes

2020-04-07T12:06:19-04:00November 7th, 2014|Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Tennis Medicine|

By: Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC GET READY! ARRIVE TO THE TOURNAMENT HYDRATED AND FUELED. PRE-COMEPETITION MEAL 2-4 HOURS PRIOR TO PLAY; SNACK 30 - 60 MIN BEFORE OR BETWEEN MATCHES PRE-MATCH MEAL: Carbohydrate Rich with Small Amounts of Low Fat Protein Grains: Rice, Pasta & Bread Fruit & Vegetables Protein: Eggs, Fish & Chicken Fluids: Water, Fruit Juice & Sports Drink PRE-MATCH SNACK: Sports Snacks Sandwich Or Sports Bar Fluids: Water, Fruit Juice & Sports Drink ON-COURT FUEL [...]

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