Indoor Tennis Analysis
Tennis is a popular racket sport that requires strength, power, control, agility, and good mobility in the extremities and in the spine. Tennis injuries are prevalent and the risk factors of such injuries are multifactorial.
At Balance Core, we specialise in individualised and tailored movement analysis to identify the root cause of your challenges and we work with you to improve on the specific errors. We use a specially-designed space that allows clients to demonstrate and practise their serves, groundstrokes, volleys, and smashes. Equipped with motion cameras and motion analysis software, our physiotherapists can communicate feedback on your movement effectively and easily with video playbacks.
Common Conditions/Injuries Associated with Tennis
Lower back pain
Spinal disc injuries
Spinal facet joint strains
Rotator cuff impingement
Rotator cuff tendinopathy
Knee meniscus injury
Calf strain or tear
Foot and ankle pain
Wrist and hand pain
Our physiotherapists at Balance Core are well-versed in treating these conditions and can facilitate your return to tennis even after these injuries.
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Common Errors We Have Observed in Tennis
Excessive use of small finger flexor muscles
Excessive tension in wrist bending
Lunging with poor gluteal activation resulting in knee strain and pain
Heavy loading into feet without core activation increasing the risk of repeated stress into the lower limbs
Point of Weight Bearing
Excessive gripping in the hips and toes for balance instead of proper use of the core resulting in overloading in the groin, calves, and feet
Poor understanding and improper use of core control
Background Muscle imbalance
Specific analysis by our physiotherapists at Balance Core can help you identify errors unique to you and decipher the root cause behind these errors. Identifying the errors and the root cause of the errors are the first steps in your road to recovery from injury.
Addressing Underlying Causes of Tennis Injuries
Movement errors and sporting injuries cannot be addressed merely by playing or practising your sport alone. Specific analysis to identify the underlying reasons for the errors and risk factors for injury is essential.
Balance Core Physiotherapy Centre is committed to solving the root cause of problems. Combining our Integrated Balance Approach with a dedicated practice space and modern technology, our physiotherapists will work closely with you to identify your unique issues and design a suitable treatment plan for you in a systematic manner. In doing so, we strive to reduce your existing pain and help you to minimise the risk of your injuries recurring in the future.
Tennis is a fast-paced sport that requires fast reaction speed and quick changes in direction. A slow-motion playback of your movements is particularly helpful and accurate in identifying movement errors that will otherwise be difficult to pick up. Combined with a systematic approach like ours, a structured analysis can be conducted to help you identify problems, understand the root causes, and hence improve your game.
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Frequently Asked Questions
For our physiotherapists at Balance Core to conduct a systematic physiotherapy assessment and treatment, a detailed movement analysis must first be conducted. This is conducted in our specially-designed space that allows you to practise serving, volleying, and smashing in a safe indoor space.
Having a designated space allows our physiotherapists to fully understand your playing style and movement habits during actual gameplay rather than merely simulating your own playing style for the purpose of assessment.
Your movements will be recorded and your physiotherapist will analyse them with you and provide feedback using a slow-motion playback of your movement with the aid of a motion analysis software. Our physiotherapists will also conduct a systematic assessment based on our Integrated Balance Approach. Based on the combined findings of your specific weight distribution, joint position, flexibility and mobility, muscle performance, functional movement and task-specific efficiency, our physiotherapists can then design a tailored rehabilitative programme to suit your individual needs.
Through a detailed yet streamlined approach, our physiotherapists will be able to determine the root issues in the challenges that you face in your game and design a rehabilitation or performance enhancement plan to facilitate your improvement.
Proper body mechanics and good muscular balance help to prevent injuries. Even if you do not have any pain now, having your movement patterns analysed can help you to understand your body better and make necessary changes to minimise your risk of injuries in the future.
Often, injuries (especially repetitive strain injuries), stem from long-standing but unrecognised issues. The human body is quick to adapt and tends to compensate by choosing the “easiest way out”. Over time, compensatory actions accentuate and worsen existing errors and imbalances that eventually result in an injury. Thus, it is never too early to identify errors in your golf swing and to correct them.