Golf can be considered from the outside a very leisurely relaxing game. However when we look at the events that make for a great golf swing we quickly realise the athletic demand required on the body to hit the ball. Hundreds of motor patterns fire in perfect sequence to allow the generation of speed and power with balance and control all in the blink of an eye. Fortunately for us the Cheltenham, Moorabbin, Mentone, Highett, Hampton, Black Rock, Beaumaris and Heatherton suburbs contain some of Melbourne’s best golf courses. Unfortunately for us our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths see many golfers who have hurt themselves on course.
Even if you are not a professional player you still probably play the game to the highest level your body can physically. Professionals have teams of people looking after them with Osteopaths, Physical Therapists, Masseuses and Strength and Conditioning coaches all making sure that they can stay on course and play at the highest level they can. At the Injury Rehab Centre we provide access to this type of service to the everyday golfer.
Did you know that 53% of male and 45% of female golfers suffer lower back pain and 30% of touring professionals are playing injured at any given time?
When a golfer is injured careful consideration must be given to what has caused the problem, not just a quick fix to address the symptoms. At the Injury Rehab Centre we have an understanding of the biomechanics required for golf and take a wholistic approach to the treatment of the golfer to find the root cause of their problem.
Through complete assessment, treatment and training of your body we look at:
|· Flexibility||· Strength|
|· Range of motion||· Power|
|· Core stability||· Promoting good golf posture|
|· Correct motor pattern firing|
This approach allows us to really address the underlying function of your body related to the golf swing.
If physically your body is restricted or you suffer from some type of dysfunction that inhibits the complex sequencing that goes into the golf swing, no amount of money spent of clubs or lessons will improve your swing. Only when you improve the function of your body will you get your game back on course.