Burlington Post - The golf swing is a complex and powerful coordinated movement of muscles and joints in our body. The spine itself is required to rotate to near maximal ranges of motion in two directions as we complete our backswing, downswing and follow through. The modern swing has seen increased emphasis on power (and distance) generated from our torso, creating larger demand on our core, obliques, middle and lower back. Strength and mobility in these areas is extremely important for a healthy and happy golf season, as it relates to placing our bodies in optimal positions for ball striking success.
Physiotherapists are frequently involved with numerous clients experiencing stiffness, weakness, and/or pain in their spine. There are an abundance of exercises, manual techniques, and modalities that can be used to improve physical health of our neck and back. Spine and abdominal fitness not only improves performance on the course, but decreases the risk of injury as we golfers execute the repetitively hazardous action of the swing. A warm-up is important as we prepare our muscular engines for several hours of physical activity. Continue reading >>