If you are a golfer you probably know the physical problems zealous golfers are prone to. Some of the most common are poor posture, poor balance, decreased neck and shoulder area movement, and restrained mid back movement. Chiropractors strongly recommend preventive measures that don’t require golf lovers to shy away from the sport and instead help lessen the probability of injury while on the court.
Chiropractic therapy is recommended not only for golfers but for other sports lovers as well who are susceptible to musculoskeletal discomfort. Here are some tips you could use to help make you a better golfer:
• Use equipment that is appropriate for your physique. Trying to adjust your swing to the wrong clubs will not work for you. Not for anyone anyway.
• If you’re an amateur at the sport it’s best to take lessons. Without knowledge of the proper techniques, you are likely to suffer injury from misguided swings.
• Say no to metal spikes and yes to good foot support. Soft spikes can give more allowance for movement, and the use of foot support such as orthotics will help maintain balance by distributing pressure while the body is still or in action.
• Do some warm-ups before every round. To minimize that stiff and sore feeling after a number of holes, do some stretching or create a routine that works for you. It will help in blood circulation and get you back on higher energetic levels.
• Don’t carry your golf bag around. So when you see those senior golfers pulling their bags around the site, they’re doing the right thing. Carrying such a load throughout 18 holes can cause serious spine problems.
• Make sure your whole body is in motion. It’s best to do practice swings with the other hand every now and then. It reduces crunch on the back and helps stimulate muscles on all parts of the body, not just the hand that swings regularly.
• Drink plenty of water. As in every other sport, lots of fluid will help the athlete avoid fatigue caused by dehydration. This will help you better beckon your swing and reduce risks of injury.
• Meet with a doctor of chiropractic for professional advice on routine exercises. A doctor of chiropractic can assess your areas of pressure and adaptability to certain requisites of the sport.