publication . Article . 2015

Isokinetic dynamometry on the internal rotator and adductor muscles of the swimmers' shoulders: no differences between asymmetrical and symmetrical swimming strokes

Júlia Maria D'Andréa Greve; Leonardo Secchi; Guilherme Carlos Brech;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2015
  • Publisher: Mavera Edições Técnicas e Científicas Ltda
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we compare muscular strength of the internal rotators and adductors of the shoulder between asymmetrical (backstroke and freestyle) and symmetrical (breaststroke and butterfly) swimming strokes. METHOD: We evaluated: shoulders of (a) asymmetrical swimmers (aged 21.8 ± 3.8 years), (b) symmetrical swimmers (aged 20.3 ± 4.5 years), (c) recreational swimmers (aged 24.5 ± 4.5 years), and (d) control individuals (aged 25.8 ± 3.5 years). All evaluations were performed on a Biodex® isokinetic dynamometer at velocities of 60° and 300°/second. Adduction and internal rotation movements were evaluated. The variables studied were peak torque correct...
Subjects
free text keywords: Shoulder, Swimming, Muscle force, Dynamometry, Physiotherapy, Torque, ombro, natação, a força muscular, a dinamometria, fisioterapia, R, Medicine (General), R5-920, Total work, Adductor muscles, Isokinetic dynamometer, Body weight, Shoulders, Anatomy, Breaststroke, Rotator muscles, Medicine, business.industry, business, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, Physical strength
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