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How To Tell If You Should See A Physical Therapist For Golf

Golf is a sport that requires a combination of strength, mobility, and speed. Playing golf is physically demanding and places increased strain on your body. Injuries can occur if you do not take care of your body and prepare it to play golf at a high level. Below are the top reasons why you should consider seeing a golf performance physical therapist

Pain

Are you a golfer that has experience pain while playing golf? Golf is a sport places a lot of strain on your neck, back, shoulders, and elbows. Golf Performance physical therapist are experts in pain management and prevention through targeted exercises and manual therapy. Use of manual therapy and exercises can be an effective way to improve pain and avoid surgery or unnecessary pain medication. Pain as part of playing golf is not the norm.

Improve Flexibility and Strength

Do you feel tired or stiff when playing golf? Have you been working on stretches and golf
exercises but still cannot improve your flexibility or hit the ball further? Golf requires a combination of strength and flexibility and working with a golf performance physical therapist you can improve both. Golf performance physical therapist work with you to create a customized program that targets specific muscles and movements based on your body for an efficient golf swing. This can lead to improved performance, reduce risk of injury, and allow you to hit the ball further and improve your consistency.

Addressing Swing Inefficiencies

Are you inconsistent with your swing? Do you hit the ball well one day and wake up the next day and play terrible? Having an inefficient golf swing can lead to these problems. Having great golf technique is crucial for a proper golf swing. A golf performance physical therapist can address swing inefficiencies that may be contributing to your pain or impacting your driving distance. By assessing your posture, movement patterns, and muscle imbalances, a golf performance physical therapist can help you correct these issues and improve your golf performance.

Whether you are a beginner golfer or an experienced playing, working with a golf performance physical therapist you play golf longer with less pain and improved performance. So, if you are experiencing pain or discomfort while playing golf, or you want to be more consistent and hit the ball further then consider working with a golf performance physical therapist as part of your team. If you want to see if your body is a limiting factor to your performance, then download our FREE P4S Golf Performance Fitness Assessment 

Author-

Spencer Cole

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Disclaimer: This blog content is for general educational information purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. References available upon request.

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