3 Ways to Prevent Swimmer’s Shoulder

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3 Ways to Prevent Swimmer’s Shoulder

Posted On: September 21, 2018 by Core Physical Therapy in: Shoulder

As the weather turns cooler, more people are looking to indoor pools for their daily workout. Many competitive swimming teams—clubs, schools and colleges—are starting their seasons now. We think it’s no surprise swimming is such a “splash”—its reputation as a low-impact exercise means athletes tend to turn to it when they’re injured. But before you jump in, we want to warn you that swimming is not an injury-free activity. One common condition we see here at Core PT is the Swimmer’s Shoulder. This is an umbrella term to cover a range of injuries that are caused by overuse of the shoulder in the water. Here are a few things you can do to prevent it: Posture   This includes both in and out of a pool. Pressure on the shoulders and chest can lead to overuse. Walk with your shoulders rounded, and sleep on your back at night to put it in alignment with your neck.   During a freestyle stroke, make sure your shoulders

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