Spinal Rehabilitation Strategies for the Elite Tennis Player

  • Hugo Gravil
  • Luke FullerEmail author


Due to the demands of the sport of tennis, the spine has one of the highest incidences of injury within the body [1–3]. Injuries are prevalent in the spine in elite junior players [2] as well as in both male and female professional players [3].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ace Sports Clinic and ATP World TourTorontoCanada

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