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Want to Improve your Golf Game? Hint: you don't need new clubs...

THE PERFECT SWING AND CHIROPRACTIC CARE

 

Avid golfers are always striving for improvement. Whether it's perfecting their swing or increasing their driving distance, the quest for enhancement is never-ending. However, many golfers overlook one critical aspect that can significantly elevate their game - how well their body can function. A golf swing requires speed, power and coordination of the entire body; and everything is centered around the spine and pelvis. Which is why new clubs, expensive balls, or the fanciest clothes can help your golf performance.


That's where specific, corrective chiropractic care steps into the scene.

 

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE?

 

Chiropractic care is a healthcare discipline that focuses on the inherent power of the body to heal itself without drugs or surgery (2). It emphasizes the relationship between the body's structure and its function. By addressing spinal function and alignment, chiropractic care can alleviate pain, improve body function and biomechanics, and support overall health and well-being (3).

 



THE LINK BETWEEN CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND GOLF

 

1. Enhancing Mobility: A successful golf swing requires good range of motion. Regular chiropractic adjustments keep your spine aligned and joints fluid, enabling a smoother and more comfortable swing (4).

 

2. Alleviating Pain: 80% of people deal with chronic back pain at some point in their life. As many of us know... pain can really hold you back! Especially when a proper golf swing requires full motion and utilization of the entire back. Regular golf play can stress the back, resulting in discomfort that can hinder your game. Chiropractic care can help alleviate and even fully resolve these symptoms, allowing you to enjoy extended play with less or no pain (5).

 

3. Improving Posture: Good posture is integral to a successful golf game. Chiropractic adjustments assist and correct postural imbalances, positively impacting your swing (6).

 

4. Boosting Performance: By improving your flexibility and range of motion, chiropractic care optimizes your swing, potentially enhancing your driving distance and accuracy (4). If you were to wear a body cast... you would have a TOUGH time swinging that club. So of course, if your body is more mobile and able to function better - your swing is going to improve!

 

5. Accelerating Recovery Time: In case of golf-related injuries, chiropractic interventions can speed up recovery, enabling quicker return to the course (7). And (from a less morbid perspective) if you're playing a lot of golf, yet your body is stiff and not functioning well, you're more prone to injury, as well as could lead you to being more stiff and sore after a round.

 


CONCLUSION

 

Although most professional golfers utilize chiropractic to optimize their game, you can reap the benefits as an amateur player too! If if you're just a weekend warrior, or play a few times a summer, integrating chiropractic care into your regime could significantly enhance your performance and enjoyment of the game. Through regular adjustments, your body remains in peak condition, allowing for your best swing yet. There is NO set of clubs that can do that for you. (1)

 


So, if you're keen on exploring how chiropractic care can refine your golfing skills, contact me today or visit www.drjustinlee.com. No matter your current level, chiropractic care can put you on the fairway to a better golf game.

 



 


Sources:

1. Costello, J. T., O'Hora, J., Kinsella, S., Donnelly, A. E., & Ward, T. E. (2014). Effects of whole-body cryotherapy (-110 °c) on proprioception and indices of muscle damage. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports, 24(2), e120-e128.

2. Scientifica. (2021). Chiropractic: Is It Efficient and Safe?

3. NIH. (2021). Chiropractic. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

4. Kachanathu, S. J., Alenazi, A. M., Seif, H. E., Hafez, A. R., & Alroumim, K. A. (2014). Comparison between Kinesio Taping and a traditional physical therapy program in treatment of nonspecific low back pain. Journal of physical therapy science, 26(8), 1185–1188.

5. Christensen, M. G., & Kollasch, M. W. (2005). Job analysis of chiropractic 2005: a project report, survey analysis, and summary of chiropractic practice in the. United States.

6. Lopez-Lopez, A., Aymar, D., Rubio-Ochoa, J., Roda, C., Pita-Fernandez, S., & Albaladejo-Villar, S. (2018). Current Evidence on Physical Therapy in Grade I-II Subacute and Chronic Whiplash Patients: A Systematic Review. Physical Therapy, 98(7), 560-570.

7. Fedorczyk, J. M. (2011). The role of physical rehabilitation in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Journal of hand therapy, 24(4), 307-318."

 

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