Golf and Physiotherapy are a common fit. Golfers everywhere are beginning to realise the benefits of having regular Physiotherapy treatment to treat their golf back pain.
Swinging a driver or three iron at speeds of up to 80kms/hr while turning, twisting and pulling can be extremely traumatic to the entire torso let alone just the lower back.
The golf swing isn’t the only aspect of playing the sport that causes golf back pain. Extended walking, repetitive bending, prolonged standing and awkward positioning around hazards place extensive stress and strain over the body. This increases the risk of injury for those not properly prepared for such physical demands.
When a player experiences back pain during a round of golf, their scores suffer and their enjoyment is taken away from the game. Back, neck, shoulder and elbow pain will sabotage any golf swing and ruin the golf experience. Regular Physiotherapy treatments not only accomplish the goal of injury treatment and prevention, they can greatly improve a player’s game and score. Healthy, strong, and loose backs
perform better on the golf course.
There are a number of ways a golf Physiotherapist can treat the golfer and enhance his golf experience, including:
- Spinal & extremity mobilisations & manipulations
- Swing advice
- Rehabilitation exercises
- Dry needling
Golfers rarely consider the damage that the sport’s repetitive, torqueing movements inflict on their backs, necks and shoulders. Neither are most recreational golfers proactive about preventing injury to these areas and improve performance. While many golfers now see a Physiotherapist after injury, some are discovering that seeing a Physiotherapist before injury is the key to playing round after round without pain.
A Physiotherapist can provide you with proactive treatment, strategies and advice that can serve as the foundation for realizing your full potential on the golf course while offering the opportunity of playing your best golf safely and injury-free for an entire lifetime.