Dr Fredrik Johansson – Shoulder Series (Tennis Research and Performance Group)

Episode 61: Ben Ashworth chats to Dr Fredrik Johansson from Soffiahemmet University Musculoskeletal & Sports Injury Epidemiology Center  & the Tennis Research and Performance Group. Freddy as you’ll hear has a background and special interest on the shoulder so who better to interview or chat to him than inform Performances own Mr Ben Ashworth. 

In this episode Ben and Fredrik Johansson discuss: 

  • Fredrik’s background 
  • Balancing performance and risk mitigation
  • Preparing high velocity movements
  • Efficiency of movement
  • Specificity v general preparation 
  • Strength training for tennis 
  • Monitoring in tennis
  • Resilience 
  • The melting candle analogy

Where you can find Fredrik:


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Andy is the Host / Co-Founder of Inform Performance and a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Andy is based in Philadelphia & works for Total Performance who provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service. Delivered by a team of world leading specialists to organisations in the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, the LTA and England Rugby.