Ken Anderson, DO – Team Doc for Aviators

San Diego Aviators again this year! The Aviators are a World TeamTennis franchise made up of some of the top ATP and WTA tennis players in the world, competing against 5 other teams for the King trophy. This year, their matches run from July 15 – August 2 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA. Here’s some more information from the Aviators about Dr. Anderson’s essential role with the team…

Our team doctor, Ken Anderson, DO, and trainer, Thomas Knightly, ensure the players have top care and attention going into and throughout every match. Like Verdenacci, Anderson has been the team’s doctor from day one, and, as he is the tournament doctor for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the Oracle Challenger Series, and the Hawaii Open, and is also the team physician for the University of San Diego, the San Diego Gulls, and the medical director for Sea World San Diego, we know we have the very best.
Anderson assesses players before each match, with his primary focus being preventing and keeping injuries to a minimum and helping players stay healthy. “It is a short season, but it’s very intense in that they’re either playing or traveling almost every day,” he says. “Strains and overuse injuries are very common.” Stretching and five-to-ten-minute spinal manipulation gets players prepped prior to hitting the court or even during a match.

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