165 Lilly Rd NE, Suite B, Olympia • 360.455-8014

kayaking

Kayaking in the San Juans-Avoid Shoulder Pain

I have been vacationing this past week on San Juan island on the west side of the island.  My husband I went out kayaking (on a guided tour, thank goodness) and had a great time.  We saw harbor seals, a giant jelly fish and beautiful scenery. 

While we were kayaking, I noticed the movements could have caused me some shoulder pain, but I used positions which kept my upper arms down lower than shoulder height, and avoided a rotator cuff strain or impingement. 

As you can see, shoulder impingment and bursitis can be caused when the arm is at or above shoulder height by jamming the ball of the shoulder up into the acromium.

The  correct arm stroke is to keep the elbow a few inches below the shoulder, and push forward with the elbow while pullling back the the other arm.  Use your oblique abdominals to help power your stroke to keep the strain off the shoulder, too.  Here's a video from Youtube about proper kayak technique

http://youtu.be/pz51i1XiniI

Comstock
Physical Therapy

165 Lilly Rd. NE, Suite B
Olympia, Washington 98506

360.455.8014

Facebook

Facebook Posts

8 hours ago

Comstock Physical Therapy

We have a rebounder at Comstock PT

Enjoy the video below. Funny ending! :)

5 Tool Sport
UPPER EXTREMITY PLYOMETRICS (wait til the end 😂)
⠀⠀
Plyos are a mainstay exercise for athletes in the mid-to-late stages of rehab for upper or lower extremity injuries (or can also be used for prevention)😏. They begin to prepare the affected structures and tissues to tolerate forces and stress more closely related to sport. For the #thrower 🥎⚾️, we like to use these as a precursor before interval throwing programs.
⠀⠀
There are many ways of accomplishing this, but here we show how to use a rebounder/trampoline to achieve dynamic shoulder plyos.
1️⃣ Chest pass
2️⃣ Diagonals
3️⃣ Overhead chop
4️⃣ 0° IR
5️⃣ 90° IR
6️⃣ 0° ER
⠀⠀
All incorporate a controlled concentric to eccentric phase and have the added bonus of adjusting to an external object. What others do you like??
⠀⠀
🔹Swanik et al. The effect of shoulder plyometric training on amortization time and upper extremity kinematics. JSR. 2016.
🔹 Wright, et al. Exercise prescription for overhead athletes with shoulder pathology: a systematic review with best evidence synthesis. BJSM. 2018.





#shoulder #upperextremity #plyometrics #overheadathlete #baseball #softball #baseballrehab #throwingrehab #sports #sportsrehab #sportsrehabilitation #sportsperformance #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #physiotherapy #DPT #studentphysicaltherapist #physio #sportsphysicaltherapist #sportsphysio #sportsphysicaltherapy #athletictrainer #athletictraining #ATC #sportsmedicine #rehabilitation #continuingeducation #exercise #strength
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

8 hours ago

Comstock Physical Therapy
View on Facebook