#TACTIX :: Golfers Rely on Chiropractic Care

Even pro golfers rely on chiropractic care

Did you know that most pro golfers rely on chiropractic care to stay healthy and excel in their game? The PGA even employs a team to provide regular chiropractic care provided. With over 50 events held during golf season, that’s ample opportunity to suffer an injury, particularly a back injury, due to the repetitive rotation and torque placed on the spine during countless thousands of golf swings. Golfers tend to have injuries to the lower back, feet, elbows, shoulders, hips, and wrists affected by the jarring nature of torque and swing. Plus, the older you get the more challenging it is to play against younger players, making it imperative to stay in good health to stay competitive. Chiropractic care is an excellent solution to increase flexibility, mobility, overall health, and ultimately your game of golf.

Causes of golf injuries

Some of the main issues with golf injuries come from a lack of flexibility, poor swing mechanics, and poor posture while playing. Golf players do a lot of walking, sometimes stand on uneven surfaces, and place a heavy amount of torque in their golf swing. Without proper care and attention to your body, long-term injuries are bound to occur.

Poor golf swing mechanics

Generally, the golf swing mechanics can be broken down into five stages: set up and takeaway, backswing, transition, downswing through impact, and follow-through. Each of these moves involves every point in your body that can lead to increased injury if completed improperly. Hip joints endure significant rotational and pivoting movements during a swing. Injury can increase if the golfer has a desk job or doesn’t exercise regularly. New golfers tend to experience neck pain initially.

Full swing rotation moves that require the neck to stabilize make the neck muscle rigid and spasm. The proper placement of your hands on the golf club and the position of your wrists are extremely important to avoid excessive strain and injury.  Improper swing mechanics can do long-term damage to a golfer and hurt their game or career. All good swings should be smooth, fluid, and seamless and made in a continuous motion.

Flexibility issues

Golfers need to have a flexible spine in order to perform a good golf swing and prevent back pain. Proper stretching techniques should be used to keep joints and muscles fluid. It’s important to use stretches that include rotational movements of the spine in your warm-up routine.

Poor posture

Having a good posture is one of the most crucial elements when it comes to protecting your back. One limitation many golfers struggle with is having an awkward posture. Swinging a club, twisting the body, and stooping and bending, over the course of many years can be physically demanding. Golfers need to employ proper posture exercises to improve their spine and achieve a healthy swing on the golf course.

Your chiropractor can help your golf game

Golfers rely on chiropractic care. Seeing a chiropractor will help you maintain your health and improve your golf game. You will see increases in energy and flexibility and have reduced risks of obtaining an injury. After receiving adjustments and total body care, golfers can feel better physically and even mentally prepared to play. Research published by the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine has confirmed what most pro golfers already know: regular chiropractic care can indeed improve your golf swing and, as a result, lead to the improved overall performance of your play.

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