Improve Your Golf Game With Chiropractic Care
Get Adjusted Chiropractic’s mission is to provide a hands-on approach to a pain-free life. When you feel your best, you perform your best — especially when it comes to golf. Golf is a great activity to get yourself outside and moving with these beautiful summer temperatures underway. Whether you’re a novice or nearly Masters-level, all golfers can benefit from Chiropractic care. Preventing injury and increasing mobility is as vital to improving your game as practice!
Aim for the Fairway, End Up in the Rough
Golf is a great, non-contact sport that teaches discipline and control. Like all athletes, repetitive movement through practice can cause short and long term injuries. Most golfers experience lower back pain, spine problems, or elbow discomfort. With over 30 million golfers in the United States, over 80% have experienced some golf-related back pain. The stance and swing needed to hit a golf ball accurately put the body in an awkward position. This movement isn’t the most natural for the body to adapt to overtime, proving to be an excellent opportunity for injury if not prevented early. “When a golfer is striking a ball on a drive, it’s necessary to get a full rotation of the hips for full contact and maximum strike capacity,” says Dr. Justin Lewis. “Without full rotation, the golfer is not going to be using full force to drive it.”
A Hole in One
The benefits of chiropractic care can be seen quickly and effectively, with consistent adjustments. “Golf and chiropractic care go hand and hand,” explains Dr. Justin Lewis. “You need full mobility of your spine to allow you to play at your full capacity. Proper range of motion and full spinal mobility is essential. ”Like any activity, golf is more enjoyable and more comfortable when your body is correctly functioning. Regular adjustments at your chiropractor can help ease any pain felt throughout your 18-hole game. Incorporating your chiropractor visits into your routine can also prevent long-term injury, ensuring your golf career is as long as possible!
The essence of chiropractic care is to help you live your life with the fullest range of motion. With consistent chiropractic treatment, any injuries or pain related to your golf performance can be accurately tended to by a professional. Any back, neck, and elbow injury heal faster with chiropractic assistance. Spinal adjustments and other types of treatments, such as the Active Release Technique (a form of manual stretching that addresses golfer’s elbow), work not only on the problem area, but on the surrounding muscle, tissue, and joints that could be leading to such an injury.
Shooting an Eagle
Adding chiropractic care at home and regular visits can also help minimize pain and ward off any more complicated injuries. Beginning your golf game (each time!) with something as simple as a few stretches can vastly improve your overall health and wellness. “Stretching your hamstrings, glutes and piriformis muscles are essential before golfing to loosen the hips and leg muscles to allow for a full range of motion,” states Dr. Justin Lewis. While golf might not be as physically demanding as a high-contact sport like football or rugby, chiropractic care keeps your body ready for top performance. The typical golf game spans an entire, usually muti-acre course over several hours.
“Some golf courses you could be walking as much as 5 miles,” explains Dr. Justin Lewis. “It’s vital to get adjusted and stretch before you play to allow your body to perform at its maximum capacity.”
Prevent long term pain with Get Adjusted Chiropractic! Book an appointment online today or call our office at 845-809-8300 to schedule a visit with Dr. Justin Lewis.