Golf requires a lot of time and effort, not to mention a great deal of skill, mental fortitude, and perseverance to excel at it.
From wrist injuries to low back pain, physiotherapy reduces most golf injuries.
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We have a specific focus on golf-related performance utilizing the best physiotherapy techniques and evaluating player’s physical readiness and swing characteristics.
The results of the assessment will highlight specific areas of the body that may be affecting the performance of your golf swing.
We can then develop an individual golf-specific exercise program to target these limitations and improve overall golf performance.
Golf and Injuries
Golf requires much more athletic ability than many imagine, and even casual golfers will sustain a golfing injury at least once in their life.
Most of the injuries sustained by playing golf are caused by the strain on the body during the swing.
An underlying fault in a swing can cause a multitude of stress related injuries from the wrist to the spine.
Factors that contribute to common stress-related golf swing injuries are the following:
- Incorrect grip and setup
- Over swinging
- Poor swing mechanics
- Failure to warm up before play
- Rotational stress
One or more of these factors can lead to one or more of the most common golfing injuries such as:
- Back pain
- Rotator cuff injury
- tendinopathy of the wrists
- Golf/Tennis elbow
- Neck injury
- Hip injuries
Physiotherapy can help you improve your swing by improving your swing mechanics as well as provide you with effective treatment should you suffer any injuries.
Pilates can help you gain core strength, which in turn helps prevent injury and gives you a more powerful and controlled swing.
As with all sports, golf carries a risk of injury. These injuries can occur on almost any part of the body and can be caused in a number of ways, e.g. rolling an ankle when stepping into a bunker, or straining a muscle when driving off the tee. But there’s a number of more common injuries seen in golf, including ‘golfer’s elbow’ and low back pain.