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Wimbledon is coming: are you match fit or do you have tennis elbow?



Nikki Robinson
01279 718331


Wimbledon is coming: are you match fit or do you have tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow affects around 4% of people in the UK


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  • Tennis elbow is the most common cause of elbow pain, mostly affecting people aged between 35 and 54.
  • Symptoms include pain and tenderness on the outside of your elbow and into your forearm, swelling and weakness.
  • Tennis elbow is inflammation of the tendons that attach into the outside of your elbow.
  • Myofascial Release treatment is provided by the specialist therapists at Holisticare, who can work with your body to find and treat the cause of your symptoms.


Expert Physiotherapist Nikki Robinson explains how to help yourself if you are suffering from tennis elbow:

4 tips on how to alleviate the pain from tennis elbow:

  • Try to reduce activities that you know make your symptoms worse.
  • Avoid repetitive movements of your hand and elbow and heavy lifting.
  • Try this gentle stretch: Keeping your arm straight in front with your palm facing down, gently bend your wrist down. Use the opposite hand to press the stretching hand until there is a pull but no pain. Hold at that point until you feel a softening or lengthening into your forearm. Stop if it makes your symptoms worse.
  • If your symptoms persist and are preventing you from carrying out your usual activities, getting treatment can help to stop the condition becoming chronic.


Nikki says; "In my experience, the inflammation from tennis elbow is caused by strain that is put on the area by tightness and restrictions elsewhere in your body. This is often linked to rotation of your pelvic bones. Every one of your cells is connected by a continuous web of fibres, so if the core of your body is in the wrong position, all the other areas have to compensate."




For further information contact:

Nikki Robinson

Tel 01279 718331


Notes to editors :


Nikki Robinson is one of the top Myofascial Release Physiotherapists in Europe.


In 2006 she founded Holisticare. It is one of the few specialist Myofascial Release practices in Europe.  Today the practice has over 2000 patients.


Nikki qualified as a Physiotherapist from the Queen Elizabeth School of Physiotherapy, Birmingham in 1993 and then worked in the NHS and in Australia.


She trained in Myofascial Release in the US with John Barnes the American Physiotherapist who developed the technique.



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