Physio4athletes staff work with all swimmers - Recreational, Masters, English channel, Open Water, Club, National and International competitors.
Physio4athletes have been treating injured swimmers for nearly two decades- 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 an athletes's perspective on swim training and injury rehabilitation.
Physio4athletes can provide hands on treatments and rehabilitation programs for your swimming injury. We can communicate with your coach to develop a return to swim plan. We can also develop targeted pre-training activation/warm up routines & self massage/stretching plans.
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.
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"
3. WALKER ET AL., PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT, 2016: "THE RELIABILITY OF SHOULDER RANGE OF MOTION TESTS IN COMPETITIVE SWIMMERS"
4. WALKER. H & HOLT. K "SWIMMER'S SHOULDER", SPORT HEALTH 36 (3), 2018.
PODCAST: LISTEN TO HELEN WALKER TALK TO EFFORTLESS SWIMMING ABOUT SWIMMING INJURIES, SCREENING AND SWIM PERFORMANCE