- July 9, 2013
-- Ideal Physical Therapy, an outpatient physical therapy clinic with 17 locations in Phoenix and Tucson, announced today it has partnered with Paseo Racquet Center to provide educational outreach and resources to the approximately 100,000 participants and spectators who attend numerous year-round programs and tournaments hosted at the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) award-winning tennis facility each year.
Physical therapists from three Ideal Physical Therapy clinics located in West Phoenix will host free education events at the tennis facility periodically throughout the year to answer one-on-one questions from guests regarding injury prevention, maintenance and care to assist in helping them maintain the ability to stay active on the court. Ideal Physical Therapy will also provide preventive health tips and content for Paseo Racquet Center’
s newsletter and social media messaging that reaches various audiences interested in tennis and physical fitness. Ideal Physical Therapy’
s first question-and-
answer event at Paseo Racquet Center will be July 10 from 6-8:30 p.m.
“Working with Paseo Racquet Center allows us to reach out to the local community and answer questions from people on how they can prevent common injuries that limit their physical fitness,”
said Kerilyn Graham, a physical therapist at Ideal Physical Therapy’
s Metro Parkway clinic at 32nd
Ave. and Peoria. “Physical therapists from three of our West Phoenix clinics will be available at various events at the tennis facility throughout the year to help educate players, parents and children on how to avoid and repair common tennis-related injuries.”
Paseo Racquet Center is a public facility in Glendale that attracts tennis players from age 3 to 80. The popular tennis facility hosts numerous youth, high school, adult, USTA and American Tennis Association (ATA) sanctioned tournaments throughout the year, while also serving as the home court for Grand Canyon University’
s Division 1 men’s and women’
s tennis teams.
“Creating a partnership with Ideal Physical Therapy helps us provide an educational resource for our tennis players to maintain their physical fitness and stay active on the court,”
said Greg Prudhomme, Head Pro at Paseo Racquet Center and men’s and women’
s tennis coach at Grand Canyon University. “Our players can now learn specific exercises to take care of or prevent an jury regardless of their age.”
With nearly 40 percent of tennis players having reported problems with their elbows, some questions from guests may pertain to how to avoid tennis elbow, which typically affects adults ranging in age from 40 to 60. Tennis elbow usually occurs because of repetitive gripping or turning of the wrist, which causes an overuse injury of the muscles extending and bending the wrist backwards. The injury can be prevented with proper strengthening of all muscles surrounding the elbow, wrist and shoulder; overall body strengthening;
a quality warm-up routine; learning proper technique; and knowing the appropriate grip size of the racquet. Tennis players also commonly suffer injuries to their shoulders, knees and feet.
The primary goal of Ideal Physical Therapy is to improve patients’
quality of life by providing rehabilitative and restorative services to promote pain relief. With 17 physical therapy clinics located throughout Phoenix and Tucson, Ideal Physical Therapy employs physical therapists specializing in all forms of physical rehab, including services such as hand therapy, sports physical therapy and orthopedic physical therapy services to promote recovery from hip, elbow, knee, neck and shoulder surgery and conditions. Ideal Physical Therapy’
s latest computerized patient care technologies maximize the overall patient experience and increase the quality time spent with a physical or hand therapist.