Golf is much more physical than it seems, especially when it comes to your spine.
Any argument that says golf is not a sport is seriously outdated. While it might not involve the high-impact intensity of football, or the cardiovascular conditioning of a sport like soccer, golf comes with its own set of challenges for your body. At Hayes Family Chiropractic, we set the mental part of golf aside, and focus on helping you lower your handicap by ensuring that your body is aligned and your muscles balanced. Read on to find out how you can improve your golf game with the help of chiropractic.
The movements involved in golf are completely unique
Think about the sheer variety of movements involved in a single round of golf. There are the twists and turns of the upper body; ballistic movements of the upper extremities; the generation of power in the hips; the constant bending or squatting to tee up, mark your ball, etc. That’s before you even account for carrying your bag for up to 4 miles of straight line walking.
We find that golf actually demands that every part of your body be fully mobile. Because of the interconnected biomechanics of the golf swing, compromised range of motion in any one part of the body means you are not getting the most out of your swing. Even worse, you could leaving yourself vulnerable to injury.
Golf-specific chiropractic in Dunedin
We create individualized, golf-oriented treatment plans for golfers in support of spinal alignment and full range of motion. Chiropractic is well-known for helping golfers:
- Improve accuracy and distance
- Maintain flexibility throughout the body
- Prevent injury from excessive motions involved in the golf swing.
- Establish more rhythm and balance in the swing.
If you are interested in using chiropractic to improve your golf game, give our office in Dunedin a call to schedule an appointment today.