Did you know an extreme amount of compressive force – up to 10 times a person’s body weight – is exerted on the spine during each golf swing? Couple this motion with a bent-over stance, repeat 120 times over three or four hours, add the fatigue that comes with several miles of walking, and you’ve got a good workout—and a recipe for potential low back pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, and rib pain.
Market research shows that most golfers believe better equipment will help them play better golf. However, statistical data, based on handicap averages over the past 30 years, prove otherwise.
“In short, the No. 1 barrier to improved performance on the golf course is the physical fitness and conditioning of the person swinging the club,” says Dr. Blanchard. “If you can improve your golf-specific flexibility and golf-specific stability, you can become a more powerful and more consistent golfer.”
Pro golfer Jordan Spieth calls golf a team sport – referring to the contributions made by his caddie, coach, trainer and manager, and sports chiropractor. Spieth has received chiropractic care since he was 14 to prevent injuries and optimize overall health and athletic performance.
At Grabouski Chiropractic in Overland Park, the golfers Dr. Grabouski treats receive individualized chiropractic care plans, including prevention and recovery-focused techniques which are essential for maintaining good health, playing pain-free, and gaining that competitive edge.
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