Swimmer’s Shoulder: A Corrective Exercise Perspective

Swimmer's ShoulderBack to The Grind

I’ve decided to write a few articles…maybe more for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). This article focuses on the etiology of Swimmer’s Shoulder and how to prevent it using NASM’s Corrective Exercise Continuum.

“The shoulder complex is one of the most complex joints of the human body. It consists of articulations between the sternum, clavicle, humerus, scapula, and rib cage. The inclusion of overhead activities into one’s fitness activities such as throwing or swimming can put undue stress on these structures that may potentially lead to various overuse injuries. With over 50 million Americans enjoying swimming recreationally, and the growing popularity shown through rising annual memberships for swimming and triathlon programs, these overuse injuries may experience a similar increase in prevalence (1,2,3). The current range of shoulder pain reported by swimmers is 40-91% (4).” Read the rest…