Lower Back Pain in Swimming – Perry Cadiz

[metaslider id=709] It is commonly believed that recreational swimming (about twice a week) can play a protective role for lower back pain. However, this protective role is not seen in competitive swimmers, who take their bodies into extreme ranges of motion in a repetitive manner. In fact, the more powerful stroke of more serious swimmers requires positioning of the body in an unusual position in order to maximize force production. In terms of Masters swimmers, it can be the case where the swimmer lacks the proper muscular strength and biomechanics for this stronger stroke and he or she could develop lower back pain. […]