May 26, 2016: If you want to improve your fitness, one great way is to swim.
Swimming works muscles throughout the body without the pounding of land-based exercise. That’s why injured athletes often turn to the pool when they want to maintain their fitness and rehabilitate an injury at the same time.
But that doesn’t mean that swimming is an injury-free activity, which is why competitive swimmers benefit from cross-training out of the pool.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Brian J. Tovin, PT, DPT, MMSc, SCS, ATC, FAAOMPT, discusses his work with elite-level athletes and casual swimmers, and describes both the benefits of swimming and the related injury risks.
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Brian J. Tovin, PT, DPT, MMSc, SCS, ATC, FAAOMPT is the owner and clinic director of The Sports Rehabilitation Center, with four sites in the metro-Atlanta area. A former division I college swimmer, who continues to swim on the masters level, Tovin served as the director of rehabilitation for The Georgia Tech athletic teams and as the head athletic trainer for the aquatics venue at the 1996 Olympic Games. He has been an athletic trainer with the United States Diving team, and was part of the United States medical staff for the previous five Maccabiah Games in Israel. Additionally, he has published research in peer reviewed journals, authored numerous papers and book chapters, and lectured nationally and internationally in the field of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy.