Research Review: Pain may alter recruitment patterns of shoulder musculature
By Stefanie DiCarrado DPT, PT, NASM CPT & CES
Edited by Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS
Original Citation: Scovazzo, M.L., Browne, A., Pink, M., Jobe, F.W., and Kerrigan, J. (1991). The painful shoulder during freestyle swimming: An electromyographic cinematographic analysis of twelve muscles. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 19(6). 577-582 - ABSTRACT
Why is this relevant?: Treating and preventing injury in an athletic population requires knowledge of optimal mechanics and muscle activity. This paper offers a view on muscle activity in swimmers with and without shoulder. It is recommended the reader also review the first article in this series that documents the results of freestyle swimmers without shoulder pain which will be reviewed on this site in the future (1).