Fit For Golf
Fit for Got is an opportunity for you to bring to us your physical goals so that we can design a program for you . Active individuals place greater demands on their bodies and subsequently injuries may occur which may lead to a decline in health and fitness.
Physical Fitness and Golf
Pain gets in the way and it is our goal to keep you on the golf course. Our physiotherapy assessment is designed to help determine deficiencies in movement and all us to prescribe the proper exercises and if necessary also provide the proper treatment plan so that you will excel in the functional movements required for you to enjoy golf, injury and pain free.
Fitness for Golf?
There are many factors that contribute to a healthy level of fitness. Having an efficient cardio-vascular system, core stability, good balance and an adequate amount of functional strength, flexibility, agility and coordination are all contributors.
Although we all posses a certain level of fitness, we are typically not aware of our strengths and weaknesses. This is particularly true for golfers. Fitness can easily be improved in virtually all of us and it doesn’t necessarily require hours in the gym to do it. All it takes is the right information and guidance.
Fitness is not something that can make or break your golf swing, you still have to practice and execute proper golf skills…. but fitness can be that critical ingredient that helps someone stay engage in their activity and that is our goal in our Golf assessment.
Physiotherapy for Golf
The fitness exercises shown by your Physiotherapist are designed to help golfers stay healthy and minimize injury. They are prescriptive meaning that they focus on your deficiencies as determined from your assessment.
Why is it important to prepare your body for Golf?
Not surprisingly the majority of activity related injuries are non-traumatic and are usually due to poor body positioning. This is good news as this means that proper movement technique and better biomechanics can help you avoid injury.
One part of the body vulnerable to injury with golf is the shoulder, elbow and wrist. Some of you might be familiar with the term “Golfers elbow” “repetitive strains “tennis elbow” or Shoulder impingement syndrome, which describes typical overuse injuries to the upper body, shoulders and elbows. Although not limited to golfers, these injuries are caused by repetitive gripping and swinging.
Repetitive forces applied to the muscles and tendons of the upper body can lead to inflammation and pain. It is a common injury in any activity that involves gripping an object like your golf club and repetitively hitting the ball.
Another area of the body susceptible to Golf injuries is the neck and back complex. Repetitive swinging can lead to Strains and Sprains causing back and neck pain and can then lead to reduced strength and mobility. This is especially so at the beginning of the season after a winter of less activity and movement.
How can we help?
Any fitness related exercises shown by your Physiotherapist are designed to help golfers stay healthy and stay engaged in their activity better. They are prescriptive meaning that they focus on your deficiencies as determined from your assessment and based on the most common injured areas for golfers.
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