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Video Analysis of Scapular Movement Can Prevent Swimmer’s Shoulder

Posted by Jenni Brozena

Jun 5, 2015 2:42:00 PM

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Shoulder impingement plagues overhead athletes, particularly aquatic athletes. It’s believed to be the injury of so many swimmers that it has colloquially become known as “swimmer’s shoulder”. The repetitive overhead external rotation, abduction, and internal rotation will fatigue the shoulders of swimmers and water polo players; industry belief is that the subacromial space decreases and the tendons experience friction leading to pain.

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Disruptive Innovation: How Motion Analysis Changes the Deliberate Treatment of Aquatic Athletes

Posted by Jenni Brozena

May 19, 2015 9:40:00 AM

Guest Blog from zFlo partner:

Motion analysis enables healthcare practitioners to both evaluate and create deliberate treatment protocols relying on evidence-based research for the population of aquatic. These sport-specific protocols can increase patient numbers, improve patient outcomes, establish trust between patient, practitioner and coach, and strengthen return to sport protocols. Motion analysis allows for cross disciplinary conversations to occur because objective motion analysis enables clinicans and practitioners to speak the same language - and "see" the same things. It also acts as an excellent biofeedback tool for the athlete. For swimmers, video-analysis is especially powerful as it enables practitioners and sports scientists to see the complete stroke cycle and identify where biomechanical and kinematic deficiencies exists. By identifying the movement deficiencies, professionals can identify asterisk signs for course of treatment and better outline a successful path to avoid reoccurrence of injury.

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The zFlo blog is maintained by our team in hopes of providing some insight into the motion-analysis industry. We work with a large number of companies and have over 10 years of experience working with video and optical motion capture technology - this is where we do our best to explain some of the more important aspects of how this technology can be used.