Pathophysiology of Tennis Injuries: The Kinetic Chain

  • Natalie L. MyersEmail author
  • W. Ben Kibler


The tennis serve is a complex dynamic activity involving the entire body. Serving results in repetitive high velocity, high load, and large range of motion demands on all parts of the body. Understanding the normal mechanics that produce function and the pathomechanics associated with dysfunction will enable clinicians to optimize performance and minimize injury risk. This chapter describes the kinetic chain mechanics in function and dysfunction and suggests implications for clinical evaluation and rehabilitation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Health & Human PerformanceTexas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA
  2. 2.Shoulder Center of KentuckyLexington Clinic OrthopedicsLexingtonUSA

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