Shoulder Injuries of Swimmers and Throwing Sports Athletes Podcast
Shoulder injuries in sports could be either acute or overuse. Acute injuries are caused mostly due to impact, collision or fall. Overuse injuries are mostly caused to repetitive overload with lower recovery periods. While acute injuries could be prevented by education of skill and technique, overuse injuries require monitoring of training, musculoskeletal adaptation and rest periods. The anatomical structures affected in the shoulder also depends on the injury mechanism. Not all shoulder injuries can be prevented in the same way. Injury prevention involves quantification of injury prevalence, analysis of injury type and identification of anatomical structures affected. The presentation will cover common overuse related shoulder injuries, their cause, type, anatomical structures affected and discuss the strategies for prevention. A specific focus to an exercise based injury prevention programme will be demonstrated.
This is a recording of an ESSA webinar presented on 13 November 2020.
Presented by Dr Sibi Walter, BPT, PHD
Sibi is a sports injury prevention researcher originally from Chennai, home of the Chennai super kings. He played competitive sports during his youth and graduated as a physiotherapist and worked for five years in three countries (India, Denmark and Sweden) with athletes from various different sports. He has been closely involved with Nationally competitive New Zealand swimmers and First class New Zealand Fast bowlers examining causes and prevention strategies for shoulder injuries in the last 5 years. His PhD explored shoulder overuse injuries among First class New Zealand fast bowlers and an exercise-based intervention programme to reduce the risk of subacromial pathology. He has also been teaching at the University of Canterbury for the last five years. His research has been presented during the 2015 and 2019 Cricket World Cup Sports Medicine conferences in Australia and England.
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