The Power of Strengthening
Written by: Sasha Guay, Registered Physiotherapist, MSc(PT)
This patient came to me with a painful and disturbing clunking sensation while reaching overhead during his swimming stroke, particularly with butterfly. It slowly came on and worsened and he had no specific mechanism of injury.
While watching him move his shoulders from the front, it looked relatively normal, however when looking at his shoulder movement from the back, it’s quite obvious there’s something going on.
The time frame between these 2 videos is 4 weeks.
Huge props to this patient for being so diligent with his home exercises and for a great finish to his swimming season!!
Sasha Guay, MSc(PT)
Sasha joined the GRSM team in May 2019. She completed her Sports Physiotherapy Fellowship at the University of Guelph, following her Masters in Physiotherapy at Queen’s. She is in the process of completing her manual therapy levels and is looking forward to obtaining her acupuncture certification. She is passionate about working with athletes and has enjoyed working with a Minor Midget AAA hockey team, varsity lacrosse at the University of Guelph and Western, as well as rugby clubs at International events. She’s excited to work in the GRSM atmosphere, as she comes from a background of sport herself. She played varsity rugby at the University of Western Ontario while completing her undergrad in Kinesiology. She has competed in a variety of other sports, such as hockey, soccer and field hockey. Passions outside of physiotherapy include hiking, spending time with her friends, family and dog, cooking and interval training.
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