Swimmers Clinic

 

UW Health Sports Medicine's Sports Rehabilitation program offers a Swimmers Clinic that uses video-based biomechanical evaluations to address swimming injuries and improve swimming performance.

 

Contact Information

Stroke View Video System

UW Health Sports Rehabilitation uses Stroke View, a four-camera system that allows for simultaneous underwater and over-water video capture from multiple angles. Stroke View has a 22-inch monitor on the pool deck for immediate review and feedback. This comprehensive biomechanical analysis allows for identification of stroke faults that may be causing pain/injury or limiting performance.

Swimming Injury Evaluations

Biomechanical video swimming evaluation is used in combination with musculoskeletal examination to address injuries and performance issues. The injury evaluation includes:

  • A review of swimming training, injury and performance
  • A physical examination including strength, flexibility, posture and alignment
  • Clinical testing of injuries
  • Video analysis of swimming biomechanics
  • A treatment plan which may include drills to correct stroke flaws, training recommendations, and/or exercises to normalize strength, flexibility and posture

All test findings will be reviewed immediately following the examination.

Swimming Performance Evaluations

The Sports Rehabilitation program uses biomechanical swimming evaluation and other measures to improve swimming performance or prevent future injury. The performance evaluation includes:

  • A screening examination of strength, flexibility and posture that may affect swimming biomechanics
  • Video analysis of swimming biomechanics
  • Drills and training recommendations to improve mechanics and performance

Cost

 

The 60-minute sessions cost $150. Please check with your insurance plan for reimbursement.

Performance Group Training

Performance Group Training sessions allow a maximum of 3 individuals to work with our Performance Swim Provider. These sessions can be used for technique or training. Technique can be evaluated by underwater and over-water cameras, reaction pads, touch pads and an underwater mirror. Training sessions can include speed assisted, resisted, power, aerobic and race pace training.

 

Cost

 

The 60-minute sessions cost $150, which can be split by the participants.

Our Staff

Corey Block, PT, DPT, CSCS

Corey practices physical therapy at the UW Health Sports Rehabilitation Clinic and specializes in treating athletes. She is trained in dry needling through Kinetacore, and a provider in the trigger point dry needling clinic. Corey is a member of the ...

Beth Chorlton, LAT

Beth practices as an athletic trainer at the UW Health Sports Rehabilitation Clinic. She specializes in treating athletes, with an emphasis on the effect of movement mechanics on injury and return to sport. Beth has a special interest in the preventi...

Dan Enz, PT, LAT, SCS

Dan practices physical therapy at the UW Health Sports Rehabilitation Clinic. Dan specializes in treating athletes with an emphasis on the effect of sport biomechanics on injury and return to sport. Dan has a special interest in swimming- and cycling...

Megan O'Connell, PT, DPT, CSCS, PES

Megan practices physical therapy at the UW Health Sports Rehabilitation Clinic. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Associa...