Using a Kick Board with A Shoulder Injury? Think Again!

Aug 29, 2022

 Dr. Chelsea Smith, PT goes over the pros and cons of using a kickboard with a shoulder injury. 

For swimmers actively in pain, putting your arm at the side during kick sets can help ease the pain. When a swimmer has recovered from a shoulder injury, using a kickboard isn't a bad idea, but when a swimmer was recently In pain, and their arm is in a forced overhead position ( like it is on a kickboard), that could pose more risk for pain. 

In terms of timeline, there should be a pain-free period of about 2- 3 weeks. 

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