7 Ways to Reduce Swimming Low Back Pain

7 Ways to Reduce Swimming Low Back Pain

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I’m sure not all of the readers will agree with these biomechanical corrections for swimming propulsive reasons. However, I recommend them because they will put less stress on the low back joints and muscles, essential for recovery. Here are 7 ways to reduce swimming low back pain. Remember, if you don’t have swimming low back pain these adjustments are not …

10 Keys for Swimmers Recovering from Shoulder Surgery

10 Keys for Swimmers Recovering from Shoulder Surgery

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Take Home Points for 10 Keys for Recovering from Swimming Shoulder Surgery 1) Concepts for rehabilitation after surgery are like any other shoulder injury, but a greater understanding of the specific procedure is required. 2) Aggressive training in non-surgical areas of the body is possible so long as the injured area is not placed at risk. 3) Rapid return to the water, even …

foam rolling for swimmers

Foam Rolling for Swimmers

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Results from different studies indicate that SMR using a Foam roll is effective in increasing ROM. The mechanisms of how SMR works have not been clearly elucidated until now. It is useful to distinguish between acute and long-term mechanisms. Foam rolling leads to an acute reduced arterial stiffness and an improved endothelial vascular function and arterial distensibility again is associated …

foam rolling for swimmers

Differences in Pressure Pain Threshold Among Men and Women After Foam Rolling

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Rehabilitation professionals often prescribe foam rolling as an intervention to augment other manual therapies or as a warm-up or recovery after athletic activity. Currently, there is a gap in the literature regarding how foam rolling effects the pressure pain threshold (PPT) among men and women. The purpose of this study was to examine the immediate effects of a foam rolling …

Biomechanical analysis of the shoulder of swimmers after a maximal effort test.

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Abstract Practical Application by Erin Cameron DPT: This study highlights the importance of improving scapular and rotator cuff muscle strength and endurance in order to decrease the likelihood of altered kinematics with fatigue. A three minute, maximal effort can significantly alter scapular biomechanics in competitive swimmers. While this particular protocol was performed out of the water (on a swim bench), …

Scapular Dyskinesis Among Competitive Swimmers

Scapular Dyskinesis Among Competitive Swimmers

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To evaluate the prevalence of scapular dyskinesis (SD) in competitive swimmers during training sessions. Repeated measurement observational study. 20 young competitive swimmers were filmed before, at midpoint and at the end of a training session, performing shoulder flexion and abduction. scapular dyskinesis was examined separately by two assessors. Demographic and Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaires were …

Contribution of limbs' actions to the four competitive swimming strokes: a nonlinear approach.

MRI of the knee in asymptomatic adolescent swimmers: a controlled study.

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Abstract Practical Application: Though swimming is a relatively safe, low impact activity there is still increased risk of knee injury. This study indicates that the repetitive knee motion required for swimming training does lead abnormalities in the joint even in swimmers who do not have knee pain. It is important to realize that these abnormalities increase the likelihood of injury. …

Swimmer's Guide to Knee Pain in Swimming

Swimmer’s Guide to Knee Pain in Swimming

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Knee pain is the third most common injured areas for swimmers. Rovere (1985) noted 87% of swimmers examined had a history of at least one episode of knee pain. PFPS isn’t the only condition which can occur at the knee for breaststroke swimmers, but is the most common from my experience. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) affects the kneecap and surrounding area. …