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Injury Management

Although considered a safe, low impact sport by most, golf, surprisingly was found (In a 2016 UK National Health Statistics report) to have a higher rate of injury than some team sports including rugby and hockey. The reason for this most likely is related to age and body condition, as most participants are older and less conditioned than those competing in more physical sports.

Injured golfer

Golf injuries

Lady lying on massage table

Treatment and rehabilitation

Chiropractor performing an adjustment



A systemic review of golf injury studies in 2009 found that the most common injuries suffered by amateur golfers occur in the low back, elbow, wrist, shoulder and neck. Injuries to the thoracic spine result in the longest absence from play, expressed as time lost due to injury (137.4 days), followed by injuries to the elbow (73.8 days) and the lumbar spine (69.0 days). (Link)

Quality Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors are spine specialists. They diagnose and treat joint (particularly spinal joints, but other larger joints also) and other musculoskeletal problems. Herniated discs, sciatica, muscle spasms, ligamentous strains, osteoartritis and joint restrictions are all the long-term effects of poor spinal flexibility and biomechanics.

A Happier, Healthier You

The most important way to prevent injury and keep you out on the golf course is to maintain optimum spinal flexibility. For anyone over the age of 30, a few stretches before teeing-off is not the answer. Manual stretching will stretch large muscles but not mobilize "jammed-up" spinal joints (the accidents waiting to happen). Correct nutrition and warm up routines are also helpful.

Our aim is to get you back out on the course playing better golf. Call and schedule an appointment today and see what we can do for you!

Injury Management: Our Services
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