Golf is a fantastic exercise for people of all ages. To succeed, players require strength, endurance, power, and flexibility. Flaws in any of these areas may result in injuries, particularly late in the season. Commonly, issues develop in the low back, elbow, wrist, and shoulder. These injuries don’t only cause pain, they affect your score! Typical injuries include:
1) Low Back Injuries: These account for approximately 30% of all golf injuries. Contributing factors include poor posture, core weakness, and/or poor hip and thoracic spine flexibility. This directs the force of your swing to the lower back, excessively stressing the joints and soft tissues which results in injury.
2) Elbow Injuries: Golfers experience problems on the inside (golfer’s elbow) and outside (tennis elbow) of the elbow because of the repeated ground reaction force during an 18 hole game. Poor technique and overtraining increase the risk of injury.
3) Golfer’s Shoulder: Typically the lead shoulder is affected, especially when the golfer has pre-existing shoulder problems or a lack of shoulder flexibility and muscle control. The repeated force of the swing can damage the structures of the shoulder.
Your Physiotherapists at Keystone Physiotherapy are highly experienced in working with golfers to reduce pain and speed recovery. We identify problem areas and develop a structured exercise program to help you return to peak form. We offer early morning and evening appointments, allowing you to work around busy schedules. Call today to improve your game!
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs: 8:00am - 8:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed
327 St George St, Suite 100
Moncton, NB E1C 1W8
Phone: (506) 858-8644