Golf Injury Got You Down?

Golf Injury Got You Down?

We had a late spring this year which means golfers are trying to get as many rounds in as they can to catch up! Unfortunately, jumping back into the game too quickly can create enough force to cause injuries to our bodies.

At Step Forward Physiotherapy in Uxbridge, we create a unique treatment plan for each injury that we see. Did you know our owner, Amy, is a FitForeGolf trained Physiotherapist? She has been specifically trained to identify and treat golf related injuries. Using a variety of research-based approaches, Amy will work with you to help you get back to golf as soon as you can.

One of the best ways to prevent golf injuries is to do a proper warm up. Below you will find some helpful tips on how you can prevent injuries so you can stay on the green all summer!

Warm up Tips

  1. Park further away or do a few laps.
    Walking is a great way to get your body warmed up for a game of golf. It uses major muscle groups to get more blood flowing!
  2. Start with some 1/2 and 3/4 swings.
    Let’s face it. A golf swing requires a large range of motion. Before you test your system at 100% why not warm it up a little first? 10-15 swings are a good start.
  3. Balance your swing.
    Golf is a very one-sided sport. Make sure during your warm up you take a few light-medium swings in the opposite direction of your typical swing to give your muscles and joints a chance to balance out a little.
  4. Make sure you stretch your forearms.

Although it is traditionally called ‘Tennis Elbow’, Lateral Epicondylopathy is one of the most common injuries in golfers. Especially after a very long winter. Stretching can help prepare your muscle for a few well-placed divots.

Caution: These tips should be performed by healthy individuals who are not experiencing any pain. If you are experiencing a golf injury, or just an injury that is keeping you from golf, give us a call today at (905) 852-1122 or come down and visit us at Step Forward Physiotherapy located at 4-278 Main St. North Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1X4. 


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