Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is proud to be the Official Orthopedic Provider of Chicago Platform Tennis, a rapidly growing sport in the Chicago area. Platform tennis is great way to get outdoor exercise but its fast-paced action in cold temperatures can put players at risk of injury. While some injuries are accidental, many of the most common ones can be prevented.
Official Platform Tennis Doctors:
Here are some tools we have created to help you stay safe on and off the court:
Tips from the Paddle Docs
Download our Platform Tennis Injury Prevention Tips:
At Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, our physicians and physical therapists recommend that patients perform dynamic stretching before participating in activities. Dynamic stretching, which means moving while stretching, stimulates blood and oxygen flow to joints and muscles, thereby reducing the chance of injury or re-injury. Watch this video for simple demonstrations of dynamic stretching for both upper and lower extremities, courtesy of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physical therapists.
The MOR ‘paddle docs’ have created this platform tennis bag tag just for you. It includes stretching tips for before and after a game or practice on one side and room for your name and contact information on the other. If you would like to order one for yourself or a quantify for your team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your injury or orthopedic condition, call the Platform Tennis injury appointment line at 855.603.4141.