We usually tend to think of tennis as a game to be played only in the summer months. However, as summer becomes but a distant memory the indoor tennis season is in full swing with some wonderful world class tennis on offer. But all year round tennis can take its toll – even on the professionals.
It is no surprise that because the world class professionals need to be able to perform at their best throughout they year, most of them regularly see chiropractors. In fact some elite players such as Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and more, have a professional chiropractor on standby.
So, what do chiropractors actually do – read more.
One famous example of the chiropractor’s role was seen in last year’s US open when Novak Djokovic took a ten minute ‘medical time out’ which was in fact a ‘Chiropractic time out’ – giving him more time to get adjusted before going on to beat Roger Federer.
Don’t be fooled by the fact that tennis seems a well mannered game – it is very physically demanding – which means it will always be a very healthy endeavour but also a physical challenge which puts strain on the body. There are a number of ailments often associated with playing tennis including:
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Jumper’s Knee (Infrapatellar Tendonitis)
However if you take the right precautions, tennis can be a fantastic workout, if played regularly it can actually reduce risk of heart attack because of the cardiovascular workout it provides. Playing tennis regularly can not only help tone muscle, but burn calories, improve balance, hand-eye co-ordination and agility.
Regular chiropractic care and advice will help keep you in the best condition to avoid injuries. Your chiropractor can offer advice on general health and is able to provide you with more information on how to get ready for your own tennis championship.
So, if you are looking for a chiropractor Bristol would be good place to find one!