Are Injuries Slowing You Down While Playing Pickleball?

Is that nagging injury getting in the way of winning your pickleball match? Watch this video to learn more.

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One of the most popular sports and the fastest-growing sports in the US is pickleball. My name is Stephen Dunn, I’m a holistic physical therapist and clinical pilates instructor and I’ve helped many patients in recent years get back to pickleball after an injury…

What is Pickleball?

According to NPR , Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong invented in the mid-’60s in Washington State by 3 dads. Fast forward 57 years and there are now 4.8 million people playing compared to just half of that 5 years ago.

What kind of injuries in have I seen? 

I have seen mostly back and knee injuries associated with pickleball from my clients. The stop-and-go motions, the quick lateral steps, and lunges all with twisting the spine repeatedly with every swing.

What can I do to get back to Pickleball at 100%?

The first thing to do is get a Physical Therapy evaluation of your injury and how the musculoskeletal system could be affected by it and compensation. Then a treatment plan can be devised based on your personal history and present condition. Improved Strength, flexibility, and return to recreation is the goal with PT. 

Comment below and tell me what you learned from this video… Be on the lookout for the next video on pickleball injuries and how to get back to pickleball in Austin…

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Stephen Dunn

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