Thursday, July 24, 2014

What is Swimmer’s Shoulder?

Swimming is one of the few, if not only, sports that utilizes the upper body and shoulders to move the entire body forward. Swimmers, both male and female, tend to be very flexible and have more range of motion in their shoulders than the average athlete. Swimming is also unique because the water gives resistance that the air does not. The reliance on the upper body, coupled with the resistance of the water and repetitive use of the shoulder can lead to a spectrum of overuse injures termed “swimmer’s shoulder”.