| By Corynne Pereira
There are two simple rules in relation to arm health and injury prevention in tennis players: Strength and mobility of the fingers, wrists, elbows and shoulders. Mobility and stability go hand-in-hand. By increasing mobility, along with strength, you will have the ability to increase the velocity...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
For many with knee pain, it can be difficult to determine the symptoms of soreness or overexertion, and those symptoms may indicate something more serious. Below is a helpful guide to determine when it may be time to have your knee examined by an orthopedic specialist. 1. Your knee catches or locks...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
The term “tendonitis” refers to an inflammation or damage to the fibrous bands of tissue that connect muscles to the surrounding bones. Depending upon where the muscle is located, the tendons can be thick and resemble a rope (like those in the calf and thigh) or small and resemble a rope (like...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Many of us are already starting to plan our new year’s resolutions, and for many, getting healthier and in shape is at the top of the list! Many people focus on a particular number of pounds to lose. Unfortunately, getting motivated on Jan. 1 and staying motivated throughout the year are two very...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Many experts in the nutrition field argue about what is better for athletes: Eating the traditional three large meals a day, or spreading calories evenly throughout the day into six small and frequent meals? In order to achieve optimum endurance on the court, every advantage counts. Let’s look at...Read more
  | By Brian DeVeaux
The velocity, power and intensity of women’s sports have considerably amplified over the past decade. Along with the increase in play has also come an increase in injury occurrence. One of the more common injuries is a sprain or rupture of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) of the knee. Female...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Now that the weather has begun to cool down, many tennis players will play less frequently than they have been. The offseason is the perfect time to exercise and strengthen the muscle groups imperative to speed and power. Below are three types of exercises to ensure that you are ready to play next...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Everyone knows that a proper diet can improve your performance and help you recover quickly for your next workout. However, not everyone has the time to always do the right thing. A number of athletes do at least one thing right when it comes to nutrition: Breakfast! Eating breakfast consistently...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
For older amateur players, tennis is a great excuse to get out of the house for a few hours and do something fun and active with friends or a spouse. However, as many athletes age, the effects of knee pain and stiffness are enough to make them hang up their rackets for good. The primary culprit for...Read more
  | By Dr. Eric Price
The rotator cuff (see left) is a group of muscles that originates on the shoulder blade (the scapula) and insert on the top of the arm bone (the humerus). The function of the rotator cuff is to move the shoulder. Often, the rotator cuff is inflamed or torn in people with painful shoulders. People...Read more