Comparison of upper extremity physical characteristics

Narrowing of the subacromial space in competitive swimmers: only a clinical belief?

It is an accepted belief that changes in upper extremity characteristics, such as posture, range of motion (ROM) and subacromial space are due to cumulative training load of swimmers. This belief, however, has never been established clinically. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare posture, subacromial space, and glenohumeral external rotation, internal rotation, and horizontal adduction ROM between adolescent competitive swimmers and nonoverhead athletes


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