Tennis and Chiropractic

If it’s good enough for a world number 1, it’s good enough for you.

Tennis players the world over seek help from chiropractors to help them perform at their very best. And here at Putney Chiropractic it’s no different. Jamie Murray, one of the world’s top-ranked doubles player, regularly pops in to see us for a quick tune up.

Regular adjustments help with two key things for all sports people; performance and injury-prevention. Because chiropractic treatment focus on restoring the body to its proper function by caring for the nervous system it brings with it a host of benefits for tennis players like improved hand-eye and quicker response times.

Whether you’re the next Murray in the making or someone who just lives a good hit-up on the weekend, we’d love to help you.

It’s always great to receive feedback from our clients and after his adjustment before becoming the doubles world number one, Jamie Murray took to Twitter to thank us. Alignment for anyone playing tennis (or any sport for that matter) is always going to be vital. It will help imporve balance, coordination and reduce the risk of injury.

Reasons why a chiropractor is an important part of your off-court team

Neck – large amounts of stress and strain on the cervical musculature – from the base of the skull to the top of the shoulders, especially with the tennis serve action.

Shoulder – the shoulder and scapula often become restricted in movement, decreasing your flexibility and increasing chances of pain, sometimes in the shoulder joint, other times in the area between you spine and shoulder blade.

Pelvis and SI joints – again the serve action can cause huge amounts of force to travel through the pelvis and SI joints, this is a common cause of one sided low back pain.

Low back – the general twisting bending and lunging commonly stresses the discs and facet joints of the lumbar spine.

Knees – knee trauma is one thing, but spine and pelvic imbalance commonly creates uneven tension in the ITB and leg muscles to cause knee pain.

Wrists, elbows and forearms – tennis elbow is often complicated by nerve pain referral from the neck, but it’s also important to keep the tension from the wrist and forearm.

Tennis such a one sided game creating imbalance especially over years of practice and playing. So important to get checked and have some of these imbalances corrected before they become the norm for you.