Clinical Commentary

Considerations and return to swim protocol for the pediatric swimmer after non-operative injury.

Authors: Hamman S

Pediatric swimmers perform repetitive motions over prolonged distances that predispose them to injury. There is evidence highlighting biomechanics, evaluation, and treatment of swimmers; however, there is minimal research related to return to swimming following non-operative injury other than some suggestion of restricted distance guidelines. The purpose of this clinical commentary is to discuss considerations related to the training of pediatric swimmers, as well as to provide clinicians with an example return to swim protocol that is sensitive to the multidimensional components of the pediatric swimmer's training and competition.

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