Physiotherapist Amy Shipperd supports the Australian Wheelchair Tennis Championships

 

Physiotherapist Amy Shipperd from Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre was the tournament physio for the 2017 Australian National Wheelchair Championships held at Melbourne Park in November.

Amy provided a range of on and off court treatments for the male and female athletes, assessing and diagnosing new injuries, as well as managing pre-existing strains and niggles.

The wheelchair athletes rely very heavily on their arms to propel themselves around the court, while simultaneously hitting their strokes. Therefore, the most common injuries which Amy treated were largely overload injuries involving the wrist, elbow, shoulder and neck.

“All matches were played in great spirits and it was a pleasure to work with and support these dedicated athletes” said Amy.

Read more about the tournament here.