Dr. Tate Discusses Shoulder Injury Prevention in Swimming World

By Caitlin Burns | January 22, 2019

Dr. Angela Tate, adjunct professor of Physical Therapy, was interviewed by Swimming World Magazine for her research on preventing overuse injuries in swimmers. Dr. Tate discusses her methods for conducting research, as well as what types of physical therapy and exercise may help swimmers avoid shoulder pain or tendon degeneration.

“I think that establishing guidelines for safe training yardage and for rates of yardage progression across the season would really help coaches with writing practices based on how much a swimmer’s body can handle given their developmental level,” said Dr. Tate. “By having more studies done on swimmer’s shoulders, guidelines could be established in hopes of reducing the number of shoulder injuries in swimmers nationwide.”