Did you know a golf swing encompasses a high amount of comprehensive force? It can be up to 10 times your body weight! The only problem is this weight is exerted on your spine. Each joint involved is take through its maximum range. Injury is very common the sport of golf, but you have options to create an optimal golf performance and recovery.
Golf is a sport for business men and women, families, and friends. Whether it is taking a client out for a tee time, a social outing with friends, a family tradition of generations, or a day on the course with the children. Each time you use the repetition of muscle movement and exertion it can take a toll on your body.
Natural Ways to Increase Performance in your Golf Game
All athletes are looking for that edge that will advance their golf game. This is where Chiropractic and Active Release Technique come into play. Active Release Technique, also known as ART, “…is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves” quoted from www.activerelease.com. Research is proving that golfers who use alternative care regularly experience less injuries and a better game due their health status.
Chronic Pain Caused By Golfing
The golf swing is a unilateral movement that creates imbalances in the body, causing misalignments. These misalignments cause stress and wear and tear on the spine, hip, and forearm. Dr. Baker’s goal is to keep everything as symmetrical as possible because this prevents injury
Dr. Baker has seen many golf-related injuries and imbalances in his patients. The most common problems are injuries to the neck, back, shoulder, hip, elbow and wrist. Dr. Baker has used a variety of healing modalities such as Kinesio-Tape, Acupuncture, ART, and regular adjustments of flexion distraction.
This type of adjustment is similar to your body reacting to a wave in the ocean, decompresses the disc space and mobilizes the joints of the spine to create an opening and stretching effect. It’s a non-surgical approach to pain backed by federally-funded research and documentation. Upon leaving your appointment, you will be given isolation exercises to help strengthen and mobilize the area. Dr. Baker’s goal is the same as yours: To get you healthy and out on the greens asap!
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Relieve Chronic Golf Pains
The concept of Chiropractic care focuses on addressing, correcting, and preventing joint injuries that cause chronic back pain.
When you can receive regular Chiropractic Adjustments and follow through with controlled stretches before and after you golf, Chiropractic care with Balanced Body Acupuncture & Chiropractic in Omaha becomes a cost effective, all natural method for improving your overall performance.
Receiving Chiropractic Adjustments on a regular basis also helps:
- Avoid injuries
- Reduce Pain
- Heal wounds faster
- Improve your posture
- Improve your focus and concentration