PhD Elsbeth van Dorssen

A prospective cohort design study, where 128 talented Dutch swimmers were included. At baseline we performed a screening: a questionnaire, physical examination and a 3D technique analysis of a 200m freestyle race. Follow-up, after the baseline data collection was 1 full calendar year with a biweekly digital log to collecting shoulder injuries.

Expected publications:

  • Prospective cohort study to analyze the prevalence of shoulder injuries in talented swimmers.
  • Descriptive study of the physical examination of the shoulder in talented swimmers.
  • Prospective cohort study to identify the association between a 3D measurement of 3 aspects of the swimming technique and shoulder injury risk in talented swimmers.
  • Systematic review on swimming technique and shoulder injury risk.