The weather is getting nicer and many of you will be heading out to the links! This month we are talking about strategies on how to help you stay loose and prevent injuries on the golf course.
WARM UPS WARM DOWNS
Stretching before and after you play both static and dynamic.
Drink plenty of water before, during and after your game. It is important to remember that by the time you are feeling thirsty, you are already starting to be dehydrated.
Push, don’t carry your golf bag. Pushing, pulling or taking turns riding in a cart can help prevent undue stress on your back. If you want to
carry your clubs, make sure to use a bag with a double strap to help distribute the weight.
WEAR THE RIGHT SHOES
Choose the right shoes. Just like in your everyday footwear, wearing golf shoes with good support and that are a proper fit can help to prevent knee, hip and low back pain.
Not everyone is able to swing the same way. By having a professional help you with your swing will allow you to find the right
swing techniques for you to improve your game. It can also help to spare you any unnecessary pain caused by trying to perform a swing your body physically can’t do.
The OCA has a a handy pamphlet with great tips on stretches that will help Golf lovers with information to help them play the game with less pain. For more information and recommendations from the OCA, visit: https://chiropractic.on.ca/self-management/get-in-the-game-without-the-pain/
If you do suffer an injury while on the course, reach out to book an appointment.
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