Elite Swimmers With Unilateral Shoulder Pain Demonstrate Altered Pattern of Cervical Muscle Activation During a Functional Upper-Limb Task

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 06/04/2012

The elite swimmers with shoulder pain demonstrated greater activation of the SCL muscles during a functional task and a lower ability to relax the SCL muscles after completion of the task than elite swimmers without shoulder pain. The present findings suggest an altered pattern of cervical muscle activation in elite swimmers with shoulder pain during performance of a functional task.

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