Tennis Injury?

By |2018-07-14T11:29:09+00:00June 23rd, 2018|Uncategorised|

Don’t Let Yourself Be Sidelined by Tennis Injuries

With Wimbledon just on the horizon and Andy Murray making his comeback from hip surgery, we’re starting to see local Alfreton tennis players coming into the clinic with injuries that are threatening to ruin their season before it’s even started. As with all sports there is some risk of injury, but the benefits far outweigh the injury risk.

Tennis is one of the most popular sports throughout the world, with approximately 75 million participants worldwide. It is a sport that you can play at every age and at every level. Children can start playing from the age of 4, using softer, slower balls and smaller rackets on modified courts to make the game easier and more fun, gradually progressing to regular rackets, balls and courts.

Older players can start the sport at any age and can continue playing all their life. Whether you are looking for the competitive club league tennis or a more social game amongst friends, tennis is an excellent sport with loads of health benefits.

As you’re undoubtedly already aware, regular physical activity has been proven to deliver many benefits including reducing the risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, many cancers, dementia, Alzheimer’s, depression, ageing, osteoporosis and musculoskeletal disorders like back pain, and arthritis. Tennis is a fun and social (as well as competitive) way to add to your weekly activity goals.

Here are some other benefits of participating in regular activities like tennis:

Increased brain power

From alertness to tactical thinking, tennis enhances the neural connections in your […]

World Cup Fever & Football Injuries

By |2018-07-14T11:33:04+00:00June 19th, 2018|Uncategorised|

World Cup Fever

 

Well Harry Kane has just got England off to a great start with that dramatic win over Tunisia and from the die-hard supporters, to devoted players, and little dreamers in the backyard – it’s unlikely that you’ll manage to escape the craze that comes with the World Cup. Even if you’re not normally a football fan, you’ll probably find yourself drawn into watching a few matches as the madness starts to engulf us.

Soccer has the power to bring the proverbial pauper and king together. Like the Olympic games, it is a human experience that can bring races, religions, cultures and nationalities together with no other commonality than the joy of a shared experience.

Soccer is an international language. According to Babbel, 1.5 billion people speak English (20% of the world’s population) and according to FIFA, 270 million people play soccer (4% of the world’s population). But if you take into account the casual kick arounds in the parks, or on the dusty patches Africa’s huge continent, or in town squares pretty much anywhere in the world, the number is likely to dwarf the number of English speakers in the world. EVERYONE can kick a ball around for free, which makes it a powerful force for change throughout the world.

Here are a few injury facts and figures that you can drop into conversation during this month’s World Cup.

Apart from concussions, nearly 83% of injuries occur to the lower limb, most commonly the ankle in men and the knee in women

  • Nearly a […]