Is Golf Being a Pain In the Back?

A lone golf ball sits on the green, the injured player that hit it has left to see his chiropractor
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Golf is a sport that (to the untrained eye) looks like it should be easy, but in execution is a very complex beast. When you’re swinging a driver over 160kph to hit a ~4cm golf ball, the smallest change in your wrist, elbow, shoulders, hip, and even ankles can have an enormous effect on your ability to hit the ball well. But what if you don’t have the mobility in your body to have an efficient golf swing in the first place? Your body will compensate by taking any movement it can find – sometimes resulting in harmful swing patterns – that can affect your body’s health. This is where your TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certified Chiropractor can help!
While you don’t need a “textbook” swing to hit the ball well, it is important to have the joint flexibility and stability to move your body and golf club into the path you’re trying to achieve or being coached to achieve. The TPI physical screen is a powerful tool to assess your body and pinpoint exactly where your weaknesses are, how you stack up against professionals and how these results might affect your golf swing. From that point, it’s a matter of giving you the treatment you need to resolve any joint restrictions or muscle tightness and the appropriate exercises to improve any stability issues you have.
Allowing your body to have the proper range of motion gives you the flexibility you need to adjust your swing to best suit your needs.

Using my knowledge about the human body, how it works, and the demands from golf, I can help you build a solid foundation on which to build a great swing and lessen your chance of getting hurt while having fun. I can also work with your swing coach to get more information regarding your swing habits and let your coach know the limitations we have found and are working to improve.

By Paul Dhaliwal