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If you live or visit Martin County, Florida, you know that this is a golfer’s paradise. Residents and visitors can play at several world class golfing facilities without ever leaving the county. Golfers who want to improve their game are discovering that chiropractic care for golfers can keep them on the greens by preventing injury.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR GOLFERS CAN IMPROVE YOUR GAME
The PGA has provided chiropractic services to players at all PGA tours and Championship tours throughout the U.S since 1997. 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.”
So whether you’re a touring professional, a scratch golfer or even a “duffer,” you’ll find that chiropractic care can improve your game while helping prevent injuries. Golfers throughout the Treasure Coast and the Palm Beaches can find chiropractic care at Advanced Wellness Solutions located in Stuart, Florida.
While recreational golfers tend to undervalue the physical conditioning golf requires, the pros and scratch handicappers know how important it is to keep their bodies functioning optimally. Chiropractic care can treat common golf injuries and it can help prevent 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 (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
There is a high rate of injury among touring pros in top physical condition. The high rate of injury is due to the biomechanics of the golf swing. The modern golf swing encourages maximum rotation of the spine relative to the hips. This increased twisting of the lumbar spine, combined with a more powerful downswing, puts increased force on spinal discs and facet joints. The golf swing puts tremendous pressure on the trailing side of the spine. Some estimates indicate that professional golfers experience about 7500 N of compressive force on the spine during the downswing. This is about eight times the weight of the average human. This force is comparable to the compressive forces calculated for football linemen while striking a blocking sled.4,5
Every joint involved in the golf swing is pushed through its maximum range. In the case of recreational golfers, the repetitive stress is increased exponentially due to improper swing mechanics.
In other words, an inefficient golf swing creates even more stress on the back. This can lead to an even greater risk of injury.
Since many play this sport for decades, it’s little wonder that injuries plague participants. Golfers frequently suffer repetitive stress injuries resulting in:
FREEDOM FROM PAIN WILL IMPROVE YOUR GAME
Chiropractors are specifically 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. Continued chiropractic care can also reduce the amount of stress and strain the game places on your body.
When you are free from pain, your mobility isn’t hindered in any way. Then you can swing freely and focus on your game.
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.”
One Advanced Wellness Solutions patient began treating for the injuries he suffered during a car accident. He anxiously awaited the day he could start playing golf again. When he was given the go ahead, he was surprised at the improvement in his game. He has continued treatment and today he’s a scratch golfer.
Don’t wait for pain to take you out of the game. Call 855-509-5400 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Danielle.