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, a physical therapist 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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