As part of ongoing rehabilitation or exercise treatment you may want to purchase equipment or consumable products recommended by your physiotherapist. We provide the below links to help you choose the right items. You do not have to use the specific items or brands suggested, but these items have been recommended by us, and used successfully by our patients, in the past.
Hot & Cold Treatments
Microwaveable Wheat Pack – Long
For hot or cold usage. Ideal for neck and shoulder pain.
Repetitive overhead activity during tennis is a causative factor of shoulder pain. Age and playing years will influence shoulder movement and possibly result in shoulder injuries for throwers and hitting athletes. Literature assessing the shoulder movements of senior overhead athletes with shoulder pain exist, but correlation with serve kinematics is lacking.
This study compares the effect of shoulder overhead activities on senior tennis player – with and without shoulder pain. The differences between movement patterns by means of inertial measurement and shoulder clinical assessments were assessed and correlated with the effect of age and playing history.
Slide 1: Non-insertional or Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy: Does Diagnostic Ultrasound fit into Physiotherapy Practise?
This presentation was constructed as part of completing a postgraduate qualification in Musculoskeletal Sonography at Brunel University, 2020. This case has been anonymised and patient consent obtained.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the UK Government guidance we are now closing the clinic for all face-to-face consultations and urge all our patients to stay at home and apply social distancing to support the NHS to #flattenthecurve and avoid spreading the Covid-19 virus.
Remember to continue exercising and to pay attention to your mental heath during the lockdown period.
The clinic now offers online Telehealth appointments for patients that require injury assessment or to continue with treatment via video conferencing facilities on Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp. Please contact us on 07736731022 or email@example.com if you would like to discuss treatment.
As part of our online Telehealth virtual service, we provide customised exercise programme, with linked photos, videos and linked advice, as required, that will be sent to the patient when the virtual treatment is completed.
The clinic will contact all our current patients as soon as we re-open again.
We are seeking tennis players to be participants in a scientific study focussing on shoulder injuries.
We are conducting a local research project in the Bath and Weybridge/West Byfleet-areas in conjunction with the University of Bath Sport and Exercise Department during June-August 2017. The tests will take place at local indoor tennis clubs in Weybridge area and in the Bath area.
The duration of the testing is approximately 2hrs.
This study has now been completed. The second part of the study will take place in due course and all applicants will be invited to participate via email.
All results of each individual participant will be sent via email after completion of the study.
We would like to thank all study participants and their coaches for such an overwhelming response and interest in this study! It is much appreciated and will benefit many sports groups and individuals in future.
For any enquiries please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Functional movement screening (FMS) is a tool that consist of 7 tests. It is widely used by trainers, coaches and therapists to predict if an athlete is at risk of injury. Many have raised their scepticism regarding the true value of using these tests as injury predictor.
In a recent systematic review (Moran et al., 2017), documented that FMS composite scores prediction and injuries that occurred, did not correlate. ‘Moderate’ evidence exist ‘against’ using FMS in football injury prediction. Limited and conflicting evidence exists in basketball, running, police and firefighters. Various cases were assessed and ‘strong’ evidence was found that a high FMS composite scores, predicting a high injury risk, only resulted in a small amount of injuries sustained in military personnel. Although FMS has good to excellent inter- and intra-reliability, it is advised not to base injury prediction on FMS, as it is inaccurate.
Moran, R., Schneiders, R.W., Mason, J., Sullivan, S.J., (2017). Do Functional Movement Screen (FMS) composite scores predict subsequent injury? A systematic review with meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine. DOI:10.1136/bjsports-2016-096938
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is pain that presents on the outside of the elbow.
It usually occurs when the forearm muscles that control the wrist are repeatedly stressed. This causes micro-tearing and degeneration of the common extensor muscle origin at the elbow. Tennis elbow does not only affect tennis players, but can affect anybody who does repetitive movements, such as gripping, lifting kettles or wringing of washing. Of course, as the name suggests, it often affects tennis players, especially on their backhand stroke. Continue reading →
What effect does back pain have on the movement pattern of the upper limb and trunk during overhead hitting or throwing?
During throwing the thoracic spine influence the scapulo-thoracic position and glenohumeral motion. A thoracic kyphosis produce both abduction and protraction of the scapula and changes the orientation of the glenoid. This reduces the clearing space for the humeral head and increase anterior translation.
Trunk pre-rotation towards the dominant side adds force that obliques externus may be able to generate increased force due to greater ROM. Counter-Clockwise Thoracic rotation limitation (for right handed pitchers in the late cocking phase) will reduce forward acceleration of the throwing arm Continue reading →