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Swimming is one of the most popular low-impact activities which is common among all ages. It is an effective way to keep in shape, as it exercise all muscle groups in the body. This low-impact exercise has many health benefits and it is often easier for individuals with joint or musculoskeletal pain to participate in. The water’s buoyancy supports the body’s weight, allowing ease of movement and helping reduce pain.
Whether you are a competitive swimmer or enjoy it as a leisure activity, the repetitive nature of the sport can leave you prone to overuse injuries. The most common affected areas reported are the shoulder, back, neck or knee. The shoulder is typically the joint that is most commonly a source of complaint for a keen swimmer. Apart from overuse injuries, an incorrect technique can also predispose a swimmer to a potential injury.
Understandably it can be frustrating to have an injury and often it can be a challenge to return to full fitness having been out of the pool for a while. Here are some tips to make this transition as smooth as possible and get you back to full fitness.
If you are experiencing an injury that is preventing you from being in the pool contact our clinic today. We have trained physiotherapist ready to help with your injury and return to swimming as soon as possible. We also have physio-led Pilates classes that may be a great addition to your training schedule.