By Christine Danielson, PT, DPT, OCS
Are you beginning to experience symptoms similar to these? Not to worry, we can help! The key is evening out the muscle imbalance that is perpetuated by the main swimming strokes as well as life tasks in general (sitting at a desk, studying, etc). What this means is dryland practice is actually REALLY important. During this time, swimmers should focus on stretching the pec major and lats as well as strengthening the muscles between the shoulder blades (periscapular musculature) and improving thoracic mobility. Below you will find examples of stretching, strengthening and mobility drills that will help improve the muscle imbalances and improve resting posture.