A good walk spoiled or a great afternoon/ morning out. There are many ways golf has been described but it cannot be doubted that the walking element is seen as a great health benefit. Unfortunately along with the sport can come some unwanted pains. To keep yourself up to your peak performance golf physiotherapy can mitigate those pains and offer treatments when they arise.
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Common golf injuries
Like in many sports, injuries come about through either overuse or poor technique. Those who find themselves taking divots out regularly may find they can struggle with golfers elbow. The repetitive nature of the game can cause issues and poor swing technique may cause you back problems.
Prevention of golf injuries
Many of the injuries come about through poor technique so, as they say, practice makes perfect but also reduces pain.
Trunk rotation activation and isometric stabilisation control will help reduce back problems. The spine requires high quality movement pattern control during the swing phase. This allows for optimal performance of force transfer. Strength and conditioning can develop a stronger more efficient golf swing. Combine the strength and conditioning with skilled technical guidance for reduction in injury risk.
Treatment of golf injuries
Physiotherapy has proven to be very successful in treating the short term and longer term symptoms of golfing injuries. A management program using a combination of treatments can be used to lower the risk of re-occurrence. These treatments include: