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Congratulations to long time STMS member, Fredrik Johansson, PT on completing his PhD thesis for the degree of Doctor in Health Sciences 2017!
Brief synopsis of thesis is below. #tennis #stmstennis #theshoulder
THE SHOULDER IN THE ELITE ADOLESCENT TENNIS PLAYER: EXPLORATION OF STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL SPORTSPECIFIC ADAPTATIONS
TAKE HOME MESSAGE
The main finding and clinical “take-home message” from this thesis is that the shoulder of the elite adolescent tennis player needs to be assessed from a local and global perspective including the biomechanics of throwing, kinetic chain efficiency, functional and structural adaptations and development of the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. In addition we must take into consideration the biological maturation process occurring parallel to the high-performance training and therefore encourage players to achieve a “train to be able to train” level as a first step in their professional career.