It is most common to see shoulder and back injuries in swimmers. Often this is related to repetitive stress and overuse from the differing strokes.
Divers may experience injury to any region of their body. They can experience overuse injuries (example: spondylolisis or disc injury from bending, extending and twisting the back) or acute injuries related to trauma entering the water (ex. neck or shoulder pain, concussion).
To discuss your treatment options, contact one of our sports injury focused Physical Therapists. Call or text 309.231.0676
We're Proud to work with swimmers from PAWW (Peoria Area Water Wizards)!
important information About concussions
Due to the potential for forceful impact, participants are at risk for concussions. It is important to seek medical advice after a head injury and physical therapists are part of the team of trained healthcare professionals that can treat this condition.
Together, your healthcare professional and your physical therapist can:
- perform baseline concussion testing including screens for cognition, concentration, memory and the neurological system.
- evaluate and treat post-concussion symptoms to help athletes safely progress back to normal sports participation.
For more information, read our Concussion page.