North County Water & Sports Therapy Center January 2019

HOW CAN EXERCISE HELP YOUR GOLF GAME?

What frustrates you the most about your golf game? Pain is often one reason a golfer seeks out a physical therapist. As experts in movement dysfunction, physical therapists can help alleviate your pain to keep you on the course. The right exercise prescription helps improve your golf performance.

Here are the musculoskeletal issues we see that lead to inconsistencies and distance loss:

1. Hip tightness leading to difficulty twisting leg in and out 2. Core weakness, with difficulty moving lower body and upper body separately 3. Mid-back tightness causing difficulty twisting the trunk 4. Shoulder and chest tightness limiting full swing

Performing a disciplined, tailor-made strength and flexibility program can help with these skills:

Swing Distance Contact

Precision Accuracy Drive

Follow-through Back swing

If you want to improve your game and reduce your risk of injury, come to our upcoming free workshop in March to learn more.

START TODAY WITH THIS STRETCH TO IMPROVE TRUNK ROTATION.

1. Lie on your side with your hips and knees bent in front of you. 2. Both hands are placed together in front of your chest.

3. Keep the bottom arm on the floor, roll back, and have the top arm reach back toward the floor, opening up the chest. Make sure you keep the arm in line with the collar bone to preserve the shoulder’s integrity. 4. Think about bringing the shoulder blade down to the floor. 5. Maintain the position for 5-10 seconds, and return slowly to the starting position.

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