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Make a Splash: How PT Helps Swimmers Get Back in the Pool

Swimming – kids' favorite summer activities, adults' best low-impact exercise. But as with all sports, injuries can put a damper on all the fun. Whether it's a shoulder twinge or a cranky knee, swimmers aren't immune to the occasional setback. That's where physical therapy dives in, helping swimmers get back in the water and back to doing what they love. Let's splash into how PT tackles those pesky swimmer injuries.

Shoulder SOS: Swimmers and shoulder issues – it's like peanut butter and jelly, they just go together. Whether it's from too many laps or perfecting that butterfly stroke, shoulders can take a beating. But with PT in the mix, swimmers can kiss those shoulder aches goodbye. With a mix of stretches, strengthening exercises, and maybe a little shoulder massage action, PTs will have swimmers back to freestyling in no time.


Rotator Cuff Rescues: The rotator cuff – it's like the unsung hero of swimming. These tiny shoulder muscles work overtime with every stroke, but they're prone to injury. PTs are like the rehab wizards, waving their magic wands (or maybe just some resistance bands) to strengthen those muscles and banish pain. With a little TLC and a lot of determination, swimmers can wave goodbye to rotator cuff troubles.


Back Pain Blues: Swimming might be easy on the joints, but all that kicking and flipping can lead to some serious backaches. Whether it's from poor technique or just too many laps, back pain is no joke. But fear not – PTs are back pain experts, teaching swimmers how to move better, strengthening those core muscles, and putting an end to back pain once and for all.


Neck Niggles: All that head turning to breathe can leave swimmers with some serious neck strain. PTs use a mix of stretches, exercises, and maybe even a little neck massage to loosen things up. With their help, swimmers can say goodbye to stiff necks and get back to enjoying the freedom of the water.


(And while we certainly can (and do!) treat concussions, we implore you to be careful with your dives, make sure the water is deep enough, and never dive head-first into a spot where the water is too murky to see the bottom.)


Swimming is more than just a sport – it's a form of relaxation, and for many, a second home. But when injuries strike, FlexPlus Physical Therapy is there to help swimmers get back in the groove. With a mix of exercises, hands-on therapy, and a whole lot of encouragement, PTs help swimmers overcome injuries, build strength, and dive back into the pool with confidence. So, whether it's a shoulder tweak or a pesky knee issue, FlexPlus' doctors of PT have got swimmers covered, making sure they can keep making waves for years to come.

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