Todd S. Ellenbecker


Todd Ellenbecker is a Chairman of the USTA Sport Science Committee and is also a physical therapist and clinic director of the Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.  He received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1985 and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Arizona State University in 1989.

In addition, he is a certified sports clinical specialist, an orthopaedic clinical specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is a certified USPTA tennis teaching professional, and is the chairman of the USTA National Sport Science Committee.

Todd has conducted and published research primarily on upper extremity athletes, with a specific emphasis on the musculoskeletal adaptations in elite tennis players.  He has conducted research and lectured internationally on shoulder and elbow rehabilitation, as well as training techniques to enhance performance and prevent injuries in tennis players.

He is the author of several books, “The Elbow in Sport,” “Complete Conditioning for Tennis,” “Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise,” and Examination of the Shoulder,” and is the editor of the second edition of “Knee Ligament Rehabilitation,” and co-editor of  “The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance.”