Almost 1 million Australians play golf, making it one of the highest participation sports nationally. With so many Australians participating in golf, it also leads to an increase in golf-related injuries.
While golf may not be considered a high impact sport, it requires a large amount of flexibility, strength and spinal stability. When playing golf, the forceful rotation and impact of the swing can lead to a sprain in the wrist, elbow and place a strain on the back, especially if swinging from within the bunker.
According to the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), lower back pain is the most common injury in golfers as 28% of golfers experience lower back pain after every round. This is a result of the rotation of your back, where it is the thoracic, lumbar and pelvic muscles that control your powerful swings.
When it comes to your swing, we want it to be as powerful as possible without causing further injury to your body, that’s why form and technique play an essential role in avoiding injury in the muscles and joints. As sports physiotherapists, we can identify any stiffness or motor control issues that are limiting the range of your golf swings.
Here at Progressive Physio, our Golf Screen and Movement Assessment will highlight any injury risk that you may have while swinging. These are performed by our TPI accredited physiotherapist, Jordan. During our Golf Screen and Movement Assessment, we can evaluate your posture, range of motion, muscle strength and injury risks that can highlight any weakness or restrictions that make cause future injury.
The Golf Screen and Movement Assessment include:
- 1hr assessment which includes a swing movement and strength/endurance component.
- An exercise program and report of your findings.
- Complimentary 30min follow up to ensure you are on the right track.
- Optional power assessment in an additional consultation if you would like to improve your carry distance.
Getting you feeling great and playing your best golf is our top priority at Progressive. That’s why, this assessment will also provide an insight into your rehabilitation for your strength and conditioning.
If you’re a regular golf player and often experience aches and pains in the shoulders, back, elbows and wrist, contact the Progressive team today or book a golf-specific physiotherapy consultation.