What Chiropractors Can Do for Golf Injuries
Most golf injuries occur in the back or neck, two places our doctors at Merivale Chiropractic and Massage in Ottawa are deeply experienced in treating. In fact, the majority of PGA golfers get regular chiropractic care, and statistics show that said care can add years to your golfing career, pro or casual.
Golf is an athletic sport that demands the use of your entire body and places emphasis on your hips, torso and upper back. Both overuse and improper form often lead to injuries or chronic pain. Chiropractic can help most golfing injuries, including back pain, pulled muscles, neck pain, joint pain, golfer’s elbow and more. Here’s how...
Golf and Chiropractic
The biggest thing a chiropractor does for golfers is address the root cause of pain and injury to promote thorough healing and minimize the risk of reinjury. Our chiropractors implement drug-free methods that work with your, like chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and education on how to avoid reinjury.
One way to protect yourself from back injury is to maximize range of motion in your back. While golf isn’t high impact, like football, it is a lot of strain on your back, especially the spine. Studies like this one showed that chiropractic care helped with full swing performance. Chiropractic care provides the support your back and spine need to maintain full range of motion and keep your spine supple.
When you do get injured, we’ll perform a thorough evaluation to properly identify your injury and the root cause of it. Chiropractic care can help your body moderate inflammation and speed the healing process, along with provide pain relief. We’ll help your body correct imbalances that lead to abnormal wear and tear.
Two things that golfers are now understanding are critical to peak performance on the course are muscle strength and flexibility. They’re key to executing the perfect swing. We’ll guide you through stretching routines designed specifically for golfers and help you build strength to protect your back and joints.
Recent studies, like this one, have evaluated how the golf swing impacts your body and so far results show that muscle strength directly impacts swing performance, drive distance, and overall performance. We’ll guide you through steps to take to strengthen grip, your hips and your trunk.
Get Your Golf Injury Cared for in Ottawa
Our doctors strive to create wonderful experiences for our patients. We explain everything in advance, answer questions and attempt to over-communicate. We offer a variety of chiropractic techniques including diversified, Koren specific, muscle release and instrument-assisted soft tissue treatment.
We’re also big on patient education to empower you to reach and maintain great health. Your goals are our goals for your health. We tailor each treatment to best suit your unique needs and offer advice for self care between appointments.
Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Call us at (613) 226-8142 or go online and fill out our contact form.