A Physio’s Guide to Swimming with Shoulder Pain

shoulder pain swimming Sep 28, 2021

Whether it is in the local aquatic centre, on the beaches of Tahiti or in the cold Winter water of Sydney beaches, swimming is great! However, there are a few things sometimes associated with swimming that are not so great – one of those being shoulder pain. Whether you have a history of shoulder pain, or simply want to avoid any complications in your return to swimming, we hope the below programs can provide you a bit of a guide through these potential obstacles. 


What are the benefits of swimming?

  • Aerobic: There are many benefits associated with any form of aerobic exercise such as weight control, improved mood, improved sleep and a decrease in blood pressure.
  • Lower limb load: For those experiencing pain in lower limb joints, or just trying to give the legs a day off between sessions, swimming provides a creative way to maintain cardiovascular fitness with very minimal weight on the lower limb. 
  • Full body workout: Swimming recruits muscles in the upper and...
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