A Cross-Sectional Study Comparing Overhead Activities of Senior Tennis Players With and Without Shoulder Pain
Suegnet Meyer, MSc BPHYST MCSP
MSc Sports Physiotherapy Dissertation
University of Bath, 2018
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.Continue reading