Latissimus Dorsi Stretch

  1. Stand approximately 3 feet from a wall
  2. Place both hands on the wall one on top of the other as high as you can reach.
  3. Step back with one foot.
  4. Bend at the hips, keeping your chest up and chin tucked in.
  5. Take a deep breath, exhale slowly and let your back sag toward the floor while maintaining your hands high above your head on the wall.
  6. Hold this for 30 seconds.

Five steps to help prevent golf injuries

Five important things you can do to prevent injuries in golf:

  • Improve your core stability, the support for your spine. You should not try and improve your flexibility in the spine through general stretching, that is likely to lead to injury. The spine is a chain of joints, or flexible segments. If you do a general stretch you are more likely to move the most flexible part of your spine the most and the stiffest part will move the least, and if you keep doing that you will make some parts of your spine unstable, or even injure those part in the process.
  • Instead, you need to improve the flexibility in your hips and shoulders, and increase the stability of the spine.
  • Adopt the right posture
  • Balance training can be done through a series of balance exercises. Coordination can also be improved by practicing certain tasks specific to golf.
  • Strength and athleticism can only be improved whilst the core is stable, otherwise you are likely to injure yourself.

A Chiropractor can give you with proactive treatment, strategies and advice that can serve as the foundation for realizing your full potential on the golf course while offering the opportunity of playing your best golf safely and injury-free for an entire lifetime.

Glute Stretch

Stretching helps to get you feeling more energised and also has a big impact on the growth and health of your muscles. It’s best to do stretches after a little warm up or even after a roll out on a foam roller, this will help to loosen your muscles and prevent injuries from over stretching.
Glute Stretch
Lie flat on your back and bend both knees.
Cross 1 leg over the other so your foot is on the opposite knee.
Bring both knees towards your chest and gently pull the uncrossed leg towards you until you feel a stretch in your buttock.
Hold for 15 or more seconds. Repeat 3 times, 2x daily, or before and after exercise
You can also find this stretch and more on under the Stretches tab on our website 🙂