Written By: Alena Walrath, PTA
Before you venture out to the golf course again this summer, there are a few things to keep in mind to help prevent injuries.
Perfecting your golf game requires work both on and off the course. If you step onto the green without warming up first, you may be setting yourself up for injury. Also, be sure to stick with an exercise program year-round to maintain the strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance you need for your golf game.
Be careful when carrying or lifting your golf clubs. Lift with your legs, avoid twisting while lifting or bending, and carry your bag close to your body. Use a cart for your clubs and ride in a golf cart to help prevent unnecessary strain or injury to your back or shoulders.
Watch your swing. Faulty golf swing mechanics commonly lead to back, shoulder, elbow, or wrist injuries. If you have pain in any of these areas after playing a round of golf, it can be helpful to spend some time addressing potential problems with your swing. Have a friend take a video of you hitting the ball a few times and review it to see if you notice anything that can be fixed.
If you need some tips coming up with exercises that are right for you or if you need help correcting your form, contact us to schedule an appointment. We can improve the mechanics of your golf swing and treat any pain you may be having.
“Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation. Jack Nicklaus”