Tennis is one of the most iconic international sports and is commonly referred to as a “lifetime sport” where individuals of all ages can compete at all levels. The physical demands of the sport dictates the ability to repetitively exert short bursts of speed, power and explosiveness over the course of the match. As a result, tennis players will be prone to injuries due to the high biomechanical, physiologic and repetitive demands of the sport.
Dealing with the pain and limited mobility associated with an injury or illness can be stressful for so many reasons. You might have questions like, “How long will I be sidelined?” and “What do I need to do to get better?” Or maybe you’re worried about how you’ll pick your children up from school, take a walk with your friends or prepare meals for your family.
These are all perfectly normal concerns. Luckily, there are some ways that you can gain control over the situation and ensure that you return to the activities you care most about—especially if physical therapy is part of your plan.