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Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2-23-2017

Department

Kinesiology and Recreation

Abstract

Shoulder injuries are one of the most common complaints among competitive swimmers. A common cause of shoulder pathology includes scapular dyskinesis, which can result in a decrease of subacromial space. To date, there is no effective shoulder intervention program designed to correct the altered scapular kinematics specifically seen in swimmers. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a 4-week strengthening intervention program, specifically targeting the lower trapezius and serratus anterior muscles, on scapular kinematics and subacromial distance in collegiate swimmers.

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