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Should I See A Physical Therapist For Golf?

– Do you have pain while golfing?

– Do you wake up the next day after playing a round and feel stiff and sore?

– Are you a golfer that wants to improve distance and consistency?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then seeing a Golf Performance Physical
Therapist is needed.

Golf Performance Physical Therapists are Movement Experts

Physical Therapist have an extensive background in learning how the body is supposed to move. A golf performance physical therapist has an excellent understanding of where and what should be moving during the golf swing. Their knowledge and understand will help you make the change in your efficiency during the swing. Why is this important? If you are not moving correctly for the golf swing, you are increasing your risk for pain and injury (potentially having the stop playing altogether). Are you taking lessons and feel like you cannot get into certain positions? You may not be moving well enough to even accomplish those positions. Get the most out of your lessons by improving your movement.

Superior Diagnostic Skills

Are you new to training or golf fitness? Do you have a medical history that includes injuries or surgeries? Golf performance therapist have the diagnostic skills to determine if you are safe to participate in a training program and not cause further injury or harm to yourself. Performance therapists are skilled at recognizing both conditions that need further medical attention, and those conditions that require a personalize program for success. Golf performance therapist are also well verse in golf terminology and will be able to verbalize your poor movement patterns/ injuries/ areas of concerns to your swing coach to further optimize your potential for a better golf game.

Advanced Treatment Skills

Being able to diagnosis and recognize movement patterns is only half the battle. What are you going to do to change and improve your consistency and distance? Golf performance therapist are trained in a variety of soft tissue techniques directly use to elicit change and improve movement and muscle activation to increase speed and distance. Therapist also use their knowledge and training to provide corrective exercises to promote getting strong “in the right places” for the golf swing. Going to the gym and getting on the machines is not the most efficient way to improve consistency and distance on your swing.


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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