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Finding the Most Appropriate Use of Fins During the Rehabilitation and Stroke Reeducation Process for Injured Swimmers

 

"...[S]wimmers have some of the most dysfunctional shoulders in the entire sporting world; they have glaring scapular instability, big internal rotation deficits, and insufficient dynamic stability..."

-Eric Cressey

Functional Offseason Strength and Conditioning for Triathlon

Here is a presentation we delivered recently that builds upon some points Katherine made in a previous blog post.

Deceleration Skill Mastery for Swim Power: The Kinematic Sequence in Long Axis Strokes

Great swimmers flow through the water with effortless power.  Finding that sweet spot of efficiency in the water is one of the most elusive athletic skills.  To novices, fast swimming takes an almost mystical quality.  Fortunately, research in other rotational sports yields clues to help crack the code.   One area of power generation often overlooked in the water is the importance of segmental deceleration.    

Using Feldenkrais rolling patterns to assess and improve long axis swimming rotational efficiency

What can Moshe Feldenkrais teach us about swimming? Quite a lot, as a matter of fact. Feldenkrais is best known for his contributions to the field of somatic reeducation in a therapeutic setting, but he also drew inspiration from his work as a physicist and as a pioneer in the practices of judo and jiu jitsu. His legacy exists in the modern athletic rehabilitation and performance fields in part through the practice of body rolling.