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.