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Martin County residents are discovering that chiropractic care for golfers at Advanced Wellness Solutions can treat and help prevent golf injuries.
Golf does a body – and mind – good
Golf is good for your body and your mind. Even better, it’s a sport that can be enjoyed for decades. Studies show that golfers even live longer. 1 In a 2016, a University of Edinburgh study found that golfers live on average five years longer than non-golfers.2 As with any sport, participants are prone to common golf injuries. PGA touring pros turn to chiropractic for the treatment of common golf injuries.
Martin County Florida is a golf paradise. Residents and visitors can play at several world class golfing facilities without ever leaving the county. Golf enthusiasts agree that regular chiropractic care can effectively treat and prevent golf injuries.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR GOLFERS CAN IMPROVE YOUR GAME
According to Padraig Harrington, a three time major winner,
“One thing I know from experience is I need to see my chiropractor, even when I take a few weeks off from golf. Getting ongoing chiropractic care keeps me injury free. It also helps me deal with symptoms when they begin, so that they don’t turn into bigger issues down the road.”
Golfers throughout the Treasure Coast and the Palm Beaches can find chiropractic care for golfers at both Advanced Wellness Solutions locations in Stuart, Florida.
The Advanced Wellness Solutions office located just south of the intersection of Monterey and Kanner is convenient for residents of Palm City, North Stuart, and Jensen Beach. The Advanced Wellness Solutions location in the Seacoast Bank Building at the intersection of Cove Road and US 1 is convenient for residents of Hobe Sound, South Stuart and residents of the island. Golf specific chiropractic care is offered at both locations.
Golf Injuries are Common
Those who take the game seriously know how important chiropractic care is for preventing and treating golf specific injuries. According to Dr. LaFountain, director of chiropractic services for the PGA, 72 % of pro golfers receive regular chiropractic care provided by PGA chiropractic staff.1 A recent study reported that up to 85 percent of injuries on the PGA Tour and Senior Tour relate to the spine. 2 Statistics point to the fact that one out of every two golfers (this includes all players, from the professional ranks down to the amateur level) will incur a lower back injury at some point during their playing career.3
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR GOLFERS CAN PREVENT AND TREAT REPETITIVE STRESS GOLF INJURIES
Despite being in top physical condition, there is a high rate of injury among touring golf pros. The biomechanics of the golf swing is the reason for the high injury rate. The modern golf swing encourages maximum rotation of the spine relative to the hips. The increased twisting combined with power of the downswing puts increased force on spinal discs and facet joints.
The golf swing puts tremendous pressure on the trailing side of the spine. Professional golfers experience compressive force on the spine equal to about eight times the weight of the average human. This is similar to the compressive forces calculated for football linemen striking a blocking sled.4,5
Every joint involved in the golf swing is pushed through its maximum range. Golfers frequently suffer repetitive stress injuries resulting in:
FREEDOM FROM PAIN WILL IMPROVE YOUR GAME
Chiropractors are trained to treat the entire neuromusculoskeletal system. Pain or range of motion issues in your low back, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees or wrists will affect your swing. Fortunately, chiropractic care can treat these injuries.
Treating Golf Hip Pain
The human hip is designed for large ranges of motion. Long periods of sitting, orthopedic injuries, or even everyday aches and pains can limit hip rotation. Limited hip mobility takes away your ability to generate the required rotational force for a powerful golf swing.
Treating Golf Elbow Pain
Elbow pain is directly related to how you release the club into impact. Your swing mechanics will dictate where you feel elbow pain. You may have pain on the outside of your elbow a.k.a. Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Or you may have pain on the inside a.k.a. Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis). You could even have pain on both sides of your elbow. This is a case of “the worst of both worlds.”
Treating Golf Shoulder Pain
Interestingly elbow injuries are often the result of unstable shoulders. If shoulders cannot transfer the force of the golf swing properly, the elbow and forearm muscles are forced to absorb it. Sometimes an elbow injury begins in the shoulder.
Seek immediate medical treatment for any injury that causes a tingling sensation. This could be a sign of nerve irritation or impingement.
Chiropractic treatment for shoulder, hip and elbow golf injuries include most modalities of gentle chiropractic care. The modalities used depend upon on the severity and cause of the injury.
The #1 Barrier to Improved Performance on the Golf Course
Dr. Jeff Blanchard, DC left his chiropractic practice after 10 years to play professional golf.
“In short, the No. 1 barrier to improved performance on the golf course is the physical fitness and conditioning of the person swinging the club,” says Dr. Blanchard. “If you can improve your golf-specific flexibility and golf-specific stability, you can become a more powerful and more consistent golfer.”
Don’t wait for pain to take you out of your golf game.
Call 855-509-5400 to schedule an appointment at either Advanced Wellness Solutions location.