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Get your strawberries and cream ready, we’re going to Wimbledon!

Jun 24, 2021

Are you an avid tennis fan? Perhaps you are a pro-player or an amateur with a passion for tennis… or maybe you just love watching the Wimbledon tournaments from home. Whichever one you may be, we know you’ll have been anticipating the beginning of Wimbledon for quite some time now, and we’re finally on the home stretch with just a few days left to go!

This year something special ties us to Wimbledon and that is because our client and friend, Stefanos Tsitsipas will be competing. Stefanos has been a major contender this year and last, and has managed to move from no.5 in the world to no.4 in the world whilst we have been treating him. If Stefanos wins the final this year, he will have 8770 points on Monday that will be enough to overtake the actual world no.3 Rafael Nadal in the rankings. Needless to say, the whole team here at ALO are both supporting and rooting for Stefanos.

Stefanos first came to see us in 2020 after suffering an injury due to extensive training and competitions. Stefanos needed TECAR therapy which we specialise in as London’s leading TECAR centre. We combined his TECAR treatment with medical Pilates to ensure the fastest possible recovery, so he could get back to competing and reach his now no.4 in the world ranking. With Wimbledon around the corner, we are currently helping Stefanos to reach the peak of his physical fitness so he can operate at maximum strength/ agility and capacity for his upcoming tournaments. With a combination of therapies and tailored physio sessions we believe we can continue to help Stefanos achieve his sporting goals and become No.1 in the rankings soon.

If tennis is also your go-to sport, here are 5 tips to help you prepare your body before a match.

1. Hydration – keeping yourself hydrated is important for concentration, energy levels and preventing tennis injuries. As a guide athletes can follow this formula; 0.03 x Body weight (KG) = ? Litres of water. This is a base requirement. Depending on weather conditions and how much you sweat Add 300ml-500ml of water for every hour you exercise for tennis.

2. Tennis Nutrition – eating the right foods before, during and after tennis fitness training, provides your body with vital nutrients needed to produce energy, help the body repair damaged tissue and keep your immune system stable. If you are not sure what foods to consume contact a qualified nutritionist.

3. Tennis Training Equipment – ensuring you have the correct tennis racket for your height and strength as we mentioned in our last blog post. Have your clothing ready and be prepared for different weather conditions. Make sure your tennis rackets are ready to go, sweatbands etc are washed and ready for action.

4. Physical readiness  performing specific warmups tailored to prepare your forearm muscles before the match. Head to our social media pages if you would like to see the exact pre-tennis warm ups. Stretching and foam rolling before training for tennis is highly recommended too, following a tennis stretching and a tennis foam roller program the night before a match is ideal.

5. Mental readiness – Don’t wait until you walk on court, to start mentally switching on. Matchday, you should start talking to yourself 2 hours before your match, keep it positive and go over the things you need to focus on, the things you have been working on with your tennis coach or tennis fitness trainer. It is important to have a strategy to focus on. Keeping yourself mentally relaxed is very important also, learning some good breathing techniques, is a good idea to help keep you centered.

If you believe you may be suffering from a tennis or sport related condition such as tennis or golfers elbow why not book a FREE 15-minute discovery visit to find out?

In this complimentary visit you will have a chance to speak to a physio about your needs/and or condition/concerns and they will let you know how we can help you and if physio is right for you.

To book an appointment or a discovery visit, call us on: 0207 636 8845

TESTIMONIALS

Recovering from a full Achilles rupture. Started my work with Nina in feb and my progress has only been positive and upwards and I am almost at full speed again. Nina put me back together again almost from scratch. She is the best physio I have ever worked with and will again. Very knowledgable and very hard working. Can’t recommend enough.

Bojan

What a great find! My orthopaedic surgeon recommended them and I can't rate Luigi, Gloria and the team more highly. Excellent service and very effective treatment- recovering nicely!

Justine

I am 84 years old, and have always been fit and healthy and exercised regularly. 3 years ago I underwent emergency surgery for peritonitis, and had a colonoscopy bag for 6 months and straight after surgery to reversal of the stoma. After this surgery I felt my legs very weak. To complete my drama, during the last summer I developed an abdominal hernia and had surgery for hernia repair. This made me even weaker specially at my legs. I have recovered but felt weak. I started my sessions at ALO Physiotherapy at the beginning of January, with the Vibra Machine combined with specific exercises. I have now recovered my body strength, particularly in the legs. I am now walking normally and without pain. I am delighted!

Barbara

Great clinic with great people! I was so lucky to find this clinic and even more when I met Andre. He's a very talented therapist and a wonderful person who makes you feel comfortable every time. He helped me to resolve my back problems in few appointments and I will be always grateful to him! From my experience is the best clinic in London and I highly recommend them without any doubts!

Daniele

One of the best physiotherapy centres in the world! The professionalism and knowledge of this centre amazed me.

Pierre

I am so glad I found this clinic. Luigi has been amazing. After my 1st session I felt an improvement and now have ALOT more movement and significant reduction in pain. I couldn’t recommend this clinic & Luigi enough. So helpful and flexible whenever I have needed to amend appointments. Every one is fantastic. I will continue to come here for as long as I need.

Mital

Andre is the best physiotherapist I came across. As a dedicated martial arts practitioner, I regularly use his services. He has always managed to fix my various back and leg injuries. I would recommend Alo Physiotherapy to anyone who suffers from body pain.

Thomas

Where do I begin? The journey has been too long with Andre Oliveira and ALO Clinic , as he helped me both physically and mentally to overcome an injury I had in both of my knees. A small injury , after following wrong treatment became chronic and I found myself unable to walk/stand/run and do the simplest things- the mental impact was worse. I was introduced to Andre by Eleftherios Pavlidis who runs Laertion in Athens. lefteris with his team were the first to accommodate the problem and told me what I need to do. As a Londoner, I was introduced to Andre and ALO Clinic, and the rest is history. Since February 2017 when I had the first session with Andre and he identified the biomechanic nature of the problem, along with the use of Tecar the results were visible after one month. Since then, along with personal effort and strengthening I did always guided by Andre, I the problem is restored and the pain is gone. I highly recommend ALO Physiotherapy Clinic , and Andre Oliveira for anyone who suffers from sport injuries , amateurs or professional top athletes.

Constantinos

Very professional staff and friendly environment. I felt a lot better after very first session. Appointment are easily available. I would definitely recommend this place

Muhammad

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