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Below is an interview on a swimmers use of backpacks, specifically answering the question: Do backpacks cause shoulder pain? Here is the latest article by Yoram Epstein, Effect of Load Carriage on Upper Limb Performance. Review the latest studies and complete research work sites here. 1. What research exists on the question, do backpacks cause shoulder pain? What…

This episode of the Advanced Swimming Performance Podcast features co-host Jenni Brozena. Jenni and I discuss shoulder pain. Jenni Brozena is the Owner and Lead Sport Scientist of Aqueous, an international organization providing elite aquatic wellness through accessible sport science for training preparation, performance, and rehabilitation of aquatic athletes. Jenni works with healthcare systems and large-scale…

Below is an interview with Dr. Scott A. Rodeo regarding shoulder pain in swimmers, MRIs, and injury prevention.  Dr. Scott Rodeo is the Head Team Physician for the New York Giants and is the Co-Chief Emeritus, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is Professor of Orthapaedic Surgery at Cornell University…

Overhead athletes are no strangers to shoulder pain. A majority of swimmers will experience shoulder pain at least once during their careers, and it is not a compliant only older swimmers face. Shoulder pain in swimmers affects athletes of all ages. Here are the unluckiest 13 shoulder pain stressors that cause pain in swimmers. Shoulder Pain…

This is an interview with Lee Hill, an expert in swimming shoulder injury risk factors. Here is his complete works cited, here is his latest research article: Risk factors for shoulder pain and injury in swimmers: A critical systematic review. Lee is a Ph.D (c) at the University of Cape Town. His Thesis covers Genetic Risk Factors…

Swimming Science will be hosting a Twitter Chat on December 8th at 9:00 EST, the topic for the chat will be Dryland Training for Age-Group Swimmers. Ask questions and follow along on Twitter with #SwimSciChat. Early November, during our Swimming Science Twitter Chat on dryland training, we received numerous questions regarding swimming back exercises for proper…

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-surgerized areas of the body is possible so long as the injured area is not placed at risk. 3) Rapid…

Shoulder injuries are the most common site of injury in swimming. Specifically, shoulder impingement is the most common injury, commonly called swimmer’s shoulder. Luckily, shoulder impingement has a lot rate of requiring surgery, as discussed in Swimmer’s Shoulder Surgery – When to Go Under the Knife. Eccentric exercises have recently been found beneficial in tendon injuries,…

This is an interview with Physical Therapist and Ph.D. (c) Tanya Anne Mackenzie regarding her team’s research study: Sorting swimmers shoulders: An observational study on swimmers that presented to a shoulder surgeon. For more regarding her research, see her complete list of research. 1. Please introduce yourself to the readers (how you started in the profession, education, credentials,…

This is an interview with Dr. Lucas Wymore. Dr. Wymore recently published: Shoulder Functional Performance Status of National Collegiate Athletic Association Swimmers: Baseline Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic Scores. This interview discusses this research article, but don’t forget to look at Dr. Wymore’s other study: No correlation between stroke specialty and rate of shoulder pain in NCAA men swimmers. For more…

   
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