Five important things you can do to prevent injuries in golf:
Your Chiropractor is highly skilled and trained to assess your athletic needs. Biomechanics and kinematics are the foundations of understanding body movement. Golf injuries are best addressed when a sound working knowledge of body mechanics is applied in the examination procedure.
- Improve your core stability, the support for your spine. You should not try and improve your flexibility in the spine through general stretching, that is likely to lead to injury. The spine is a chain of joints or flexible segments. If you do a wide stretch you are more liable to move the most flexible part of your spine the most, and the stiffest part will move the least, and if you keep doing that you will make some parts of your spine unstable, or even injure those part in the process.
- Instead, you need to improve the flexibility in your hips and shoulders and increase the stability of the spine.
- Adopt the right posture
- Balance training can be done through a series of balance exercises. Coordination can also be improved by practising certain tasks specific to golf.
- Strength and athleticism can only be enhanced while the core is stable. Otherwise, you are likely to injure yourself.
A Chiropractor can give you with proactive treatment, strategies and advice that can serve as the foundation for realising your full potential on the golf course while offering the opportunity of playing your best golf safely and injury-free for an entire lifetime.