Strategies for Treating Common Shoulder Injuries with Aquatic Therapy

Strategies for Treating Common Shoulder Injuries with Aquatic Therapy


Presented By: Murphy Grant, MS, LAT, PES Assistant Athletic Director – Sports Medicine and Head Football Athletic Trainer at University of Kansas

In this webinar, Murphy Grant will provide treatment ideas using the benefits of aquatic therapy for common sports-related shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff strains, shoulder instabilities, shoulder impingement and biceps tendon pathology. The speaker will present practical exercises for shoulder injuries utilizing resistance jets and varying water depths. He will also discuss the treadmill speeds, water depths, exercises and progressions used for each phase of rehabilitation.

This webinar will provide specific strategies in developing advanced shoulder rehabilitation programs emphasizing the use of aquatic therapy as a medium to implement them. The strategies are developed to safely, efficiently and effectively bridge the challenging gap between rehabilitation and performance.


  • A systematic approach to upper body training in the pool
  • A progression and regression for late term upper body rehabilitation using water as a medium
  • How to use water to work around specific contraindications
  • Effective scapular stabilization techniques to prepare athletes for overhead throwing
  • How to gain and maintain upper body strength while minimizing residual soreness

Murphy’s presentation will be followed by a 15-20 minute Q&A session which will allow the audience to ask the presenter questions relative to the material and his experience with aquatics.