Billy Crawford: How PT Helped Me

Billy Crawford: How PT Helped Me

As we wrap up National Physical Therapy month, we have one more PT superstar we’d like to highlight: Billy Crawford. Billy is a retired school administrator that has developed a love of tennis in his free time.

While playing tennis, Billy started experiencing pain in his R hip. The pain affected him both physically and emotionally and “upset the rhythm on his daily life” so he decided to seek out a physical therapist to find relief.

In this video, Billy shares how physical therapy has helped him eliminate pain, restore daily function, and perform better on the tennis court.


Warming up before you play tennis can help reduce the risk of injury. Here are a few tips for our tennis players that will help warm up your muscles before you play:

  • Get to the court about 10 minutes early.
  • Use the walk from the parking lot to the court to walk briskly to get your blood flow going.
  • Exercise the big muscle group
  • Don’t be afraid to take 2-3 laps around the court to stay loose and keep the body moving.
  • Take 5-10 practice swings (forehands and backhands) gradually increasing the length and speed of your swing.

If you already have pain and it is affecting your daily life on and off the tennis court, please talk to a physical therapist today!