Physio4athletes is uniquely placed to provide excellent care for your swimming injury. We work with all swimmers- Masters, English channel, Open Water, Club, National and International competitors.
Physio4athletes has extensive experience treating injuries in swimmers. Over the past 18 years, we have worked at state, national and international swim meets including Olympic & Commonwealth games and World Swimming Championships. Our staff have specifically studied swimming shoulder injuries, with Helen walker completing her Phd investigating risk factors for shoulder injuries in competitive swimmers. Our Physiotherapist Andrew Cameron, is a retired elite swimmer, providing us with the 'inside' athletes' knowledge of the sport.
How can we help your swimming?
Physio4athletes can help you swim pain-free through our tailored hands on treatments. We provide rehabilitation programs, pre-training activation/warm up routines & self massage/stretching plans. We communicate with your coach to develop a return to swim plan.
Injury prevention: We recommend swimming specific musculoskeletal screening to develop a targeted strengthening and flexibility program, tailored for you.
Pre-swim activation programs: Physio4athletes have developed swimming specific activation (warm up) exercises to switch on your core, enhance your catch, assist with hip/shoulder connection and get those shoulder stabilisers engaged. These programs are best delivered to a group, so please contact us if you are interested in delivering this for your squad.
PODCAST: LISTEN TO HELEN WALKER TALK TO EFFORTLESS SWIMMING ABOUT SWIMMING INJURIES, SCREENING AND SWIM PERFORMANCE
1. H. WALKER PHD THESIS, 2010: "A PROSPECTIVE INVESTIGATION OF SHOULDER PAIN IN AUSTRALIAN COMPETITIVE SWIMMERS", UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE.
2. WALKER ET AL, PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT, 2012: " SHOULDER PAIN IN SWIMMERS: A 12-MONTH PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF INCIDENCE AND RISK FACTORS" CLICK ON PDF BELOW TO READ THE ARTICLE.
3. WALKER ET AL., PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT, 2016: "THE RELIABILITY OF SHOULDER RANGE OF MOTION TESTS IN COMPETITIVE SWIMMERS"