Sports Medicine Congress

I am a water polo player and I have just been diagnosed with swimmer’s shoulder. My doctor says that I shouldn’t be swimming. How will I stay in shape?

It is important while you are rehabilitating your shoulder that you maintain your cardiovascular fitness and strength. You can cross train with running or cycling. In addition if you want to be in the water, you can do laps of kicking – remember to keep your arms by your side as your shoulder should not be kept elevated over your head for extended periods of time. Shooting is also not a good idea as this requires your arm to be extended above the shoulder. You can take this opportunity to work on your eggbeater skills.

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