Whether you are a recreational open water swimmer, club or national level swimmer, Physio4athletes is uniquely placed to provide excellent care for your swimming injury.
Physio4athletes has extensive experience treating injuries in swimmers. Over the past 15 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.
Recreational swimmers: We frequently rehabilitate keen swimmers (open water, triathlon, masters) who do not have a coach. We can refer to our network of swim coaches for stroke correction, or you can book a pool rehabilitation session with our physio Andrew Cameron.
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.
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Swimming Physio News
- Helen, Andrew and Anne-Marie continue their work as preferred providers for MVC swimmers during their preparation for State and National Age & Open championships.
- Physio4athletes contracted as provider to Swimming Australia High performance centre (MVC) for 2017.
- Helen Walker continues her involvement in supervising research into rotator cuff tendon loading response to swim training in 2017.
- Helen and Andrew worked weekly on pool deck with the MVC Podium Squad during their RIO Olympic games preparation.
- Helen and Andrew travelled to Adelaide for the Olympic swimming trials in early April.
-Helen supervising PhD studies into rotator cuff tendon loading during swimming.
- Helen attended the National Open water swimming camp in Mooloolaba in February, travelled to Portugal for the Olympic marathon swimming qualifying event and to Brisbane for the Grand Prix Swim event.
-Helen & Andrew have worked at National Open & Age swim championships & Japan Open (Tokyo) with the Australian Swim team.
- Andrew: USA podium squad swim tour, August 1-13, 2015
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"