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Simningsrelaterade smärtor och skador i axlarna hos tävlingssimmare: Riskfaktorer och prevention
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The most common complaints among swimmers are pain and injuries in the shoulder, also known as swimmer’s shoulder. The aim of this bachelor thesis was to chart the most common risk factors for shoulder injuries and pain in competitive swimmers, to examine which preventive strategies have been studied and the effects of these interventions on swimmer’s shoulder. Data was collected from AMED, CinAHL, Google Scholar, Medline, PRIMO, ProQuest, PubMed and Scopus. The quality of the preventive studies was assessed with PEDro scale. A total of 34 studies were collected whereof 28 of them studied risk factors and six were preventive intervention studies. The result showed that muscular imbalances, history of pain in the shoulder, instability and exposure time in water were the most common risk factors of shoulder discomfort in swimmers. Resistance training and resistance training combined with stretching were studied preventive interventions. Some preventive studies showed significant effects on pain, posture and strength while some did not. PEDro scale showed poor to fair quality in five studies (2-5) and one study showed higher quality (PEDro scale 6). Further research with higher quality is necessary to examine the effects of preventive programs for swimmer’s shoulder.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Prevention, riskfaktorer, simmarskuldra, skador, skuldersmärta
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55157Local ID: c0cb7f30-963c-47c8-9feb-3da039863d51OAI: diva2:1028538
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Physiotherapy, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20130628 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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