Injury Prevention / Recovery

Sometimes injuries happen…

  • Shoulders: Common injuries include tendonitis of the rotator cuff and shoulder impingement.
  • Knees: Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome (PFSS) is the most common injury, especially in swimmers who specialize in breaststroke.
  • Back: Improper use of core muscles, poor mechanics and bad posture can cause low back pain; muscle imbalances
  • Overuse: Overuse injuries occur as a swimmer progresses and swims harder to adjust to longer yardage.

    We recommend…

    Prendes Sports Chiropractic

Dr. Anthony Prendes has long been associated with the Marlins as a trusted chiropractic therapist. Click HERE to link up with his practice.

Click HERE to link up with trusted physical therapists with a swimming specialty at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).

Contact former Marlins swimmer standout, Dr. Anna Gleyzer, via anna.gleyzer@choa.org Anna supervises the program at the Sandy Plains office.

Contact 1996 U.S. Olympic swim team therapist, Skippy Mattson, via skippy.mattson@choa.org 

Hear an amazing and motivational story HERE of injury recovery with Skippy and the swimming program of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).

T.L.C. for Shoulders

JIM MILLER, MD FAAFP/SPORTS MEDICINE FINA SPORTS MEDICINE COMMITTEE Shoulder problems are one of the dominant issues facing swimming, as well as the other aquatic disciplines. The time lost from training and effects on performance are considerable. Prevention is key. The video HERE starts with a basic explanation of the shoulder’s anatomy and function. This is followed by three (3) separate sections outlining the importance of the core in power production, the shoulder blade in linking the core power to the shoulder, and finally the rotator cuff that applies the forces to the water.

This video was made possible by FINA and was developed with contributions from many physicians, trainers, physical therapists and coaches. Swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and diving were all involved.

Strengthening the Core

Don’t forget the Back