Golf Chiropractic Clinic York
If you are active in any sports then you know that keeping your body in peak shape is essential to how you perform on the day, from avoiding or recovering from injury to maximising things like blood flow and posture. In sports your body is a tool you use to compete, chiropractic treatment is one of the best ways to support your body and ensure maximum performance.
How A Sports Chiropractor Can Help Golfers
Golfing takes an immense amount of combined effort to make sure that your precision and power is perfect you utilise your entire body to support your posture and motion as you take your shot. This means that one wrong move caused by an ache or knotted muscle can be the difference between being over or under par.
Sometimes even unknown injuries can cause your body to subconsciously correct itself to avoid further injury, including the way you rotate your shoulders or hips and even the way that you hold yourself whilst taking a shot. Golf Chiropractors help to relieve knots in your muscle, support your joints and of course improve your overall posture to give you all you need to be on the top of your game.
Can Chiropractors Help Prevent Golf Injuries?
Yes, a chiropractor can be a great way to help prevent common injuries that occur with golfers. By making use of regular sessions you can help to improve the elasticity of your muscles, support your back and most importantly catch any potential injuries before they get worse – resulting in much quicker recovery time and ultimately preventing any serious injury.
What Are Golf Chiropractic Prices?
Active Care Chiropractic is based in York and typically we charge £70 for an initial session as this takes longer and allows us to fully plan your treatment, after that each session costs £40, however depending where you are in the country you can expect this to be no more than £100.
Golfing Injuries Chiropractors Can Help With:
Typically, if it is an injury to your body or muscles a chiropractor can help with your recovery, and with Golf using the whole body, there can be a large list of injuries that can be caused.
Here are the most common golf injuries that a chiropractic session can help:
Back Discomfort and Strain:
The most frequent ailment among golfers is back pain. It is typically the most hurtful and destructive. Poor swing form frequently leads to back discomfort, especially lower back pain. The abrupt power and pressure that a hurried swing might apply to your back can even cause neck injury. Apart from the swing, carrying heavy bags all the time can really harm your back, especially if you usually carry your golf bag on one shoulder, which over time can lead to spinal misalignments.
Medial epicondylitis, sometimes known as golfer’s elbow, is a disorder that results in inflammation and discomfort in the muscles around the elbow. The strain of each swing results in severe and repeated stress. If unattended, it may result in elbow stiffness and eventually lifelong impairment. Tennis elbow is another term for this condition, but don’t let the name fool you—golfers frequently suffer from it!
Another frequent issue that many golfers face is shoulder soreness. Due to pressure and force in the shoulders, improper rotation frequently results in rotator cuff injury. One of the main causes of this injury is a badly conducted golf swing that applies traumatic force. The discomfort, which frequently begins as a mild aching, may be felt during performances or later in the evening, often worsening over time.
Golf incorporates wrist motion, therefore it’s not unexpected that a poor grip might result in hand- and wrist-related problems. High-impact swings exert strain on the wrists and may damage tendons . Such injuries can produce severe pain at the site of contact and may have an influence on how you play. If you don’t take care of it, your joints and tendons can potentially suffer long-term damage.
The hip region is subjected to a lot of twisting and rotation while playing golf. Restricted hip motion will inevitably effect your swing mechanics. Continued pressure on the hip joints without sufficient care and management of such motions can also make it difficult for you to play and potentially create pain and discomfort while you’re playing.
If you’re an avid golfer, with or without injury, have a session with our expert chiropractors and see how you can work together to bring down that handicap and prolong your golfing life.