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When swimmer’s shoulder grabs hold, local physical therapist keeps summer swimmers above water

When swimmer’s shoulder grabs hold, local physical therapist keeps summer swimmers above water

Patchogue, NY (June 27, 2013) – With warmer summer days, approximately 80 percent of Americans will take to water-related activities with an expected 200,000 swimming-related injuries requiring medical attention. The most common swimming-related injury is swimmer’s shoulder. “Among Olympic swimmers and recreational swimmers alike, the most common injury keeping swimmers out of the wahttpter is rotator cuff tendonitis, more frequently known as swimmer’s shoulder,” said Gary Welch, a physical therapist and owner of Spectrum Physical Therapy in Patchogue, and a member of the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. “In most instances, swimmer’s shoulder is preventable by strengthening muscle groups surrounding a weakened rotator cuff.” Welch offers the following strengthening and stabilizing exercises to prevent or minimize the effects of swimmer’s shoulder: 1) External Rotation with Elastic Band – attach one end of an elastic band to […]

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