DOVER, Del. (April 8, 2009) – Local business owner and founder of Edelman Spine and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (ESOPT), George T. Edelman MPT, OCS, MTC, recently developed an innovative active warm-up specifically for USA Swimming.
The Sports Medicine Committee of USA Swimming has embraced Edelman’s innovative, sport specific, active warm-up for competitive swimmers as a superior approach when compared to traditional methods.
“The latest evidence reveals that traditional pre-workout and pre-competition stretching negatively impacts muscle performance,” Edelman reports. “Dynamic warm-ups have been documented to produce short term and long term performance enhancements in power, agility, strength, muscle endurance, and anaerobic capacity. This new swimming-specific active warm-up will better prepare our swimmers for workout and competition.”
The rationale for the shift to an active warm-up as well as details of the program can be found on USA Swimming’s web page, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine web page or at the Edelman Spine & Orthopaedic Physical Therapy web page. View a demonstration of the warm-up.
Edelman is a member of the High Performance Network for USA Swimming and has worked with the national governing body for the sport of swimming for more than 14 years developing programs for swimmers, speaking at their national convention and providing physical therapy services on the pool deck for the National Swim Team.
ESOPT opened in January of 2006 and serves the greater Dover, Del., area with physical therapy services. For additional information, please visit www.esopt.com.
Mechanics of Swimming
Online course to benefit the USA Swimming Foundation
EDUCATA has announced a new course called “Mechanics of Swimming” geared toward giving swimmers, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists the knowledge to identify, treat, and deal with shoulder pain associated with swimming.
A portion of every sale of the course benefits the USA Swimming Foundation and will support their mission of saving lives and building champions-in the pool and in life. As the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, the USA Swimming Foundation works to strengthen the sport from grassroots to gold medals.
Dr. Scott Rodeo, Co-Chief Emeritus of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at The Hospital for Special Surgery, and a professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, endorses the course for coaches, physical therapists,physicians and trainers, as well as swimmers and parents, saying:
"Physical therapists Marilyn Pink and George Edelman, along with Olympic coach Bruce Gemmell, have put together a very comprehensive presentation on shoulder pain in swimmers, expertly summarizing how to evaluate, manage, and prevent shoulder problems in swimming. ... I highly recommend that you spend the time to go through this very comprehensive presentation."
Register for "Mechanics of Swimming"