Andy Murray 2013 Wimbledon Men’s Singles Champion. Sounds good doesn’t it?! Huge congratulations to Andy on a fantastic sporting achievement. Sporting success today relies on sportsmen and women having the support staff alongside them to achieve their dreams and Murray is no different. Alongside the physiotherapist, massage therapist, psychologist and nutritionist we are now seeing an increasing number of chiropractors treating the top athletes. Jean-Pierre Bruyere is the all-star chiropractor of the tennis world and has worked as resident chiropractor for the Lawn Tennis Association and with Andy Murray.
Chiropractors are now commonplace in the world of professional tennis with many of the game’s top players travelling with a chiropractor and chiropractors are present at almost every top tennis tournament.
Most people think of tennis elbow as the top tennis sporting injury but this is not true says Leeds Chiropractor Alison Eaves. “Because of the rapid change of pace and subsequent deceleration it is lower extremity injuries that cause tennis players the most problems. Achilles tendonitis, infrapatellar tendonitis, strained gastrocnemius (calf muscle) and sprained ankles are some of the most common tennis injuries. The overhead serving action plays havoc with backs and knees as well as the shoulders. And tennis, perhaps more than any sport relies heavily on a good strong core and good balance in order to time the striking of the ball and control the power generated. Perhaps this is why so many tennis players are utilising chiropractorsâ€?
Revive Chiropractic is based in the North Leeds suburb of Adel and chiropractor Alison Eaves is available to help with all manner of tennis injuries.