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tc news main may15Golf and chiropractic are a natural fit. For years, golf back pain has been accepted by golfers as some kind of badge of honour. But now golfers everywhere are beginning to realize the benefits of having regular chiropractic treatment to treat their golf back pain.

Swinging a driver or three iron at speeds of up to 80kms/hr while turning, twisting and pulling can be extremely traumatic to the entire torso let alone just the lower back.


The golf swing isn't the only aspect of playing the sport that causes golf back pain. There is a lot of walking in golf. In addition at other times you have to swing and torque your body while positioning yourself on unstable surfaces like hills, tree roots, or sand. Also there is a lot of standing around in golf, and when someone stands they usually shift weight to one side of their body. This tends to tighten muscles on one side while relaxing muscles on the other side. Next, the player moves to the tee box and soon starts swinging away again, causing trauma to both sides. Once he finally makes his way to the green he is then bent over lining up and standing awkwardly over the ball while trying to sink a putt.

When a player experiences back pain during a round of golf, their scores suffer and their enjoyment is taken away from the game. Back, neck, shoulder and elbow pain will sabotage any golf swing and ruin the golf experience. Regular chiropractic treatments not only accomplish the goal of injury treatment and prevention, they can greatly improve a player's game and score. Healthy, strong, and loose backs perform better on the golf course.

There are a number of ways a golf chiropractor can treat the golfer and enhance his golf experience, including:

  • Spine, neck and shoulder adjustments
  • Preventative swing advice
  • Rehabilitation exercises


Golfers rarely consider the damage that the sport's repetitive, torqueing movements inflict on their backs, necks and shoulders. Neither are most recreational golfers proactive about preventing injury to these areas and improve performance. While many golfers now see a Chiropractor after injury, some are discovering that seeing a chiropractor before injury is the key to playing round after round without pain.

A Chiropractor can give you with proactive treatment, strategies and advice that can serve as the foundation for realizing your full potential on the golf course while offering the opportunity of playing your best golf safely and injury-free for an entire lifetime.

Stretch of the Month

Golf Flexibility Stretch
This exercise stretches the lower back.

  1. Get onto all fours. Your arms should be in line with your shoulders and your legs should be in line with your hips. Arch your back and hold this position for a count of 30. Then flatten your back for the count of 30.
  2. Your eyes should be looking at the floor and your arms should be kept straight.

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Keep Active in Autumn
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Do you treasure summer afternoons biking around the park? During autumn, maintain your fitness levels on a stationary bike until the weather warms up again. Moving into the gym can provide a great opportunity to mix up your training routine. Make use of the wide range of equipment in a gym and include weights as well as cardio into your plan.

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