Myth: Golf is a game of technical skill rather than an athletic event.
Truth: Golfers achieve about 90% of their muscular activity when driving a golf ball. This is the same intensity as picking up a weight that can only be lifted four times before becoming tired.
Myth: Pain related to golfing is due solely to a poor swing.
Truth: Approximately 30% of professional golfers play injured each week.
The Problem: Common everyday activities like working on computers or commuting long distances tend to contribute to a lack of flexibility that many golfers experience.
Flexibility plays a greater role in golf than just an improved long game. Flexibility also decreases the chances of experiencing an injury while playing. The main cause of golf injuries is a lack of golf-specific flexibility. Any limitation in motion of any joint in a golfer’s body will cause unnecessary strain and increase the chances of muscle fatigue.
The Solution: Without muscles to support the joints and move the bones in a golfer’s body they are useless. Golf involves many muscles and places significant strain on several muscles. In fact, 14 of these muscles have been shown to be of great importance to a proper golf swing.
Any effort to treat golf-related injuries or improve the golf swing requires a combined approach that addresses both the joint mechanics and muscle flexibility.Joint mechanics are best addressed with corrective chiropractic adjustments to the affected joints. Active Release muscle therapy is effective at restoring flexibility to tight damaged muscles.