With the summer months upon us, many of us are dusting off the clubs and hitting the links for the first time in a few months. For many of us, this is the most activity we have had in months! This can be a recipe for disaster (especially if you are holding on to a few of those winter lbs).
Statistically, many golfers suffer from lower back pain. Injuries such as golfers elbow, and tendonitis, are often compensation injuries due to a back problem.Why? Golf is a sport that requires great skill and technique, but alsomobility. The harmonious interaction of joints and muscles that must take place in order to accomplish a successful swing can be a lot for the deconditioned body to take on. This combination of deconditioning and poor mobility will eventually lead to an injury. Golfers on the PGA tour routinely undergo chiropractic visits to restore their mobility, and flexibility.
How Can Chiropractic Help? It has been estimated that over 50% of golfers on the PGA tour routinely undergo chiropractic visits to restore their mobility, and flexibility improving their game and lessening a chance for injury. As a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician I am an expert of the musculoskeletal system, and body biomechanics. Like a car, each component of your body works together to function. When all of the parts (joints and muscles) in your body are not moving the way they are suppose to, you are going to have compensations with adjacent structures. This compensation is what will lead to Injuries such as lower back pain, golfers elbow, tendonitis, and rotator cuff problems. By restoring normal movement to the joints and muscles your body will be able to function at it’s best. Most importantly, restoring normal joint movement will limit compensation injuries keeping you healthy and feeling your best!
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