Rottnest channel swim

It’s that time of the year again! One of Western Australia’s most iconic events, the Rottnest Channel Swim brings together groups of people to either participate in this gruelling physical challenge or support friends and family who are doing the swim.

Even if this 19.7km open water swim is not on your bucket list, swimming is a great sport. If you read our previous blog post you can find all the benefits of being in the water. However, swimmers can frequently present with shoulder problems- in elite swimmers the prevalence of pain can be as high as 91%.

The repetitive nature of this sport can cause injuries and micro trauma to the shoulder joint which can hinder your performance and at times cause you to cease your training. There are things that physiotherapists can do to assist you getting back on track, including assessment of:

– your shoulder joint movement, strength and stability

– your shoulder blade movement

– your neck and upper back rotation

– your hip mobility

– your core strength

– your flexibility

– your training regime

Come down and watch the swim if you can! The team at LifeCare Fremantle will be cheering on one of our physiotherapists, Chris Basile.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Please contact us on 08 9335 7733 if you would like to book an appointment or find out more information.