Tennis Injury Prevention and Performance Screenings
Tim McCullough is a Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer and has performed screenings for High level Tennis Players for many years. Tim worked with the top Junior players in the country performing injury screenings and Physical Therapy with the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Maryland. He performed yearly screenings of these young athletes witnessing changes in their physical limitations with growth spurts, injuries, and changes in training. He understands how to assist the athlete to train and compete at a high level without putting them at unnecessary risk of acute or overuse injury. Tim's background in Athletic Training and Physical Education at Springfield College gave him the framework to safely progress skill development, strength, and flexibility in people of all athletic levels and ages.
The screening process is just important to an average player who participates for health and general exercise as it is for an Elite Athlete. It will identify impairments in mobility, strength, flexibility and coordination that might put one at risk for injury or affect performance. The screen is based on the USTA's screening procedure but Tim has added a functional movement and a musculoskeletal portion to the screen based on his previous experience.