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How Physiotherapy Can Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level

If you love golf, you know how important it is to keep your body in top shape. Golf is a sport that requires strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and dare we say patience. The sport also puts considerable stress on your joints and muscles, especially your elbows, lower back, and shoulders. Consequently, many golfers suffer from injuries and pain that can affect their performance and overall enjoyment of the game.

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But don't worry, there's a solution: physiotherapy! At Advanced Physiotherapy we are experts in human movement and can assess your posture, alignment, mobility, and stability. Although we can’t guarantee that you will be shooting par golf we can design an exercise program tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Here are a few examples of how physiotherapy can directly improve your golf game and help you play better and longer.

Golfer's Elbow Treatment and Prevention

Golfer's elbow is a common condition that causes pain on the inside of your elbow. It's caused by overuse or repetitive stress on the tendons that attach your forearm muscles to your elbow bone. Golfer's elbow can make it hard to grip your club or swing without pain.

Physiotherapy can help treat golfer's elbow by reducing inflammation, improving blood flow, and restoring range of motion. We can also teach you exercises to strengthen your forearm muscles and stretch your wrist flexors. These exercises can help prevent golfer's elbow from coming back or getting worse.

Lower Back Pain Treatment and Prevention

Lower back pain is another common problem among golfers. This type of pain can be caused by poor posture, lack of core strength, tight hips or hamstrings, or improper swing mechanics. It can limit your ability to rotate your trunk or bend forward during your swing.

Physiotherapy can help treat lower back pain by addressing the root cause of the pain. We will evaluate your posture and alignment and strive to correct any imbalances or misalignment that may be contributing to your pain. We will also teach you exercises to improve your core stability, hip mobility, hamstring flexibility, and spinal rotation.

Shoulder Pain Treatment and Prevention

Shoulder pain is another common complaint among golfers. Shoulder pain can be caused by rotator cuff injuries, bursitis, impingement syndrome, or arthritis. Shoulder pain can affect

your ability to raise your arm above your head or reach behind your back during your swing. Our goal during your physical therapy sessions would be to focus on your rotator cuff muscles and treat your shoulder pain by reducing inflammation, improving circulation and restoring your range of motion.

Overall Golfer Fitness Improvement

Overall fitness is important for golf and an active lifestyle. We can design a comprehensive and personalized exercise program that targets all the key areas of fitness for golf: strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

By following a physiotherapy-based exercise program, you can expect to notice improvements in:

  • Your swing speed and distance

  • Your accuracy and consistency

  • Your stamina and recovery

  • Your confidence and mental focus

  • Your injury prevention and resilience

  • and with any luck your score

Whether you want to treat an existing injury, prevent a future one, or simply enhance your skills,

physiotherapy can help you achieve your goals.

So what are you waiting for? Book an appointment at Advanced Physiotherapy today!

You'll be glad you did!


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