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Improving Shoulder Stability for Swimmers

Strong scaps = stronger swimmer. Here’s how better scapular stability will help you swim faster and avoid injury.

KEEP YOUR SHOULDERS HEALTH THROUGH OUT THE SEASON

You constantly are pushing your shoulders over the season. Rotating, pulling, and pushing for hours on end each day, week after week, for years on end! Believe it or not almost all swimmers has experienced some shoulder pain. One study of USA swimming national- level swimmers found that 26% of them were experiencing shoulder pain! So let's touch upon what you do in the gym? Great, you do shoulder presses and shoulder raises. BUT to the shoulder isn't the only thing thats being used. You must keep the scapula, lats, and pecs in mind. Scroll below to add some exercises in your tool box 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR SHOULDERS BECOME WEAK?

  • Weak scapula means more pressure & load on anterior portion of the shoulder 
  • Increased likelihood of rotator cuff injury  
  • Neuromuscular performance of the shoulder decreases 
  • Compensation tends to happen during a certain point after a injury 

Disclaimer: If you continue to experience unbearable, reoccurring pain, be sure to schedule an appointment with your physician or join our physical therapy family and allow us to help you regain function.

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Greg Muy

Greg graduated with a Bachelors of Exercise Science Clincal at Mercy College and is now a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Greg’s focus on exercise is based upon moving well and feeling good! He plans to open up his own crossfit gym and start his career as a strength coach.
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