Tennis has been leading the charge for training and recovery diversification at the national level over the past several years with the incorporation of gymnastics, athletics and strength based training being implemented at an earlier age amongst our junior and adolescent level athletes.
With our senior recreational and elite athletes we tend to see similar injuries occur with a common lack of conditioning tending to be a key driver. Due to the forward and lateral stop start nature of tennis we often find a large requirement is needed through the feet and gluteus for push off. Reciprocally the quadriceps, adductors and deep gluteal muscles have an important role to decelerate against momentum when moving into or reaching for a shot.
On top of this for our junior tennis players who are either growing rapidly or increasing their amount of training days it’s common to see recurring foot and ankle injuries. This may be due to training at match intensity and trying to impress or simply because they don’t have the right support, shoes and programs to balance a high workload and a growing body.
If you are in pain now or simply want to look at ways to prevent injury there is never a better time than now to have your body, training loads and tennis shoes looked at.
All assessments are 30 minutes and 45 minutes for those patients who have had chronic or resilient problems that have been untreatable so to speak over a long time.
Our methodology at Melbourne Sports Podiatry is simple but deliberate. Although all treatments are tailored based on the individual the way we find out how to best work you and our other patients come from the following process:
|Monday||8:00 am - 7:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am - 7:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:00 am - 7:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:00 am - 7:00 pm|
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|Saturday||7:30 am - 4:00 pm|