Paul Baccanello


Paul Baccanello

APA Sports Physiotherapist

B. Physio; Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy Certificate; Level 1 Dry Needling; Level 3 High Performance Coach (Tennis)

WSC Since: 2018

Following 12 years on the professional tennis circuit, Paul worked at The Australian Institute of Sport for 5 years as a senior tennis coach.  In 2015 he completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia where he was awarded the University of South Australia Medal.

Given his sporting background, he has a sound understanding of prevention, management and rehabilitation of sporting injuries for patients at all levels.

Paul’s clinical interest is for both treatment and prevention of adolescent musculoskeletal conditions.

Involvement with Teams and Associations

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • SA Sports Medicine Association
  • Tutor of Anatomy at the University of South Australia
  • Australian Institute of Sport Tennis Program
  • Director of Adelaide Based Tennis Academy Tennisphere

Greatest Sporting Moment:

  • Playing at Wimbledon.
  • Being the only Australian tennis player along with Nick Kyrgios to defeat Andy Murray at an ATP Tour Singles event (Quarter Finals BC Open)
  • by WSC

    Low back pain is particularly prevalent among younger fast bowlers. The repetitive action of bowling for long spells places excessive stress on the tissues of the lower back, where stress fractures of the vertebra (Spondylolysis) can develop.

  • by WSC

    Swimming laps using a freestyle stroke will use the muscles of your legs, arms, shoulders, buttocks and more.

  • by WSC

    Every MLB ball is covered in mud from a secret location in New Jersey that only one man knows.

  • by WSC

    Tennis balls are a great massage tool for releasing muscle tension in concentrated areas.