Hello all. Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the
Beacon Hill Plaza. I am also a Certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute, and a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist, Active Aging Coach and Children’s Fitness Coach.
Today we are going to talk about golf and lower back pain
Golf is very stressful on the lower back and pelvis both. This is Posture Quadrant #3; your main stability quadrant.
The repetitive and extreme twisting when swinging a golf club will cause posture distortions here. And these posture distortions will result in lower back pain and lower back stiffness.
This is going to directly affect performance. Your golf swing will suffer in 2 ways. There will be less follow-through and and less power when driving the ball.
And it doesn’t just stop there. Remember that your legs (Posture Quadrant #4) attach to your pelvis (Quadrant 3).
Posture distortions left undetected and uncorrected here will eventually cause problems in Quadrant 4; primarily the hips and the knees.
For those of you who follow professional golf, you are well aware that back injuries, hip injuries and knee injuries are common-place amongst pro golfers. This is why almost every single pro golfer gets regular chiropractic care.
Not only to prevent those nagging repetitive strain injuries, but more importantly to maintain a properly aligned, strong, healthy, durable and flexible posture system to ensure maximum endurance, stamina and performance in their chosen sport.
So, if chiropractic care is good enough for the pro’s, then it is certainly good enough for you!
Consider this. Your fitness level will not be on par with that of a pro golfer. Nor will be your golf club swinging technique.
This means that you will be way more susceptible to injuring yourself. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
If you love to golf, I can help you stay injury free so you can enjoy your hobby.
All you have to do is call and schedule an appointment for your free initial consultation which also includes a detailed posture scan.
Call us at 905 335 LIFE (5433) and always keep it in mind that good posture is by design and not by circumstance.
Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.