Our Rochester Osteopaths share their own top tips to avoid back and neck pain when playing golf
We are huge lovers of Golf - but it's actually a common cause of back / wrist and shoulder pain!
And as much as we love seeing you at the clinic - here's our own tried and tested ways to avoid back pain when playing golf
▪️ Technique: Afraid to say it - but you may want to check your technique to help prevent injury with a golfing pro
▪️ Pressure: Avoid pressure on your joints by swapping to golf accessories designed to help such as lighter bags or dual harness straps for the shoulders to distribute weight evenly.
▪️ Pre and Post Golf warm Up: Yes you heard right. Spend 2-3 minutes minutes warming up before and after by stretching hamstring, quads, chest and shoulders. AND utilise the driving range before teeing off.
▪️ Practice: Time may be an issues - but most injuries occur from just turning up at the course with no practice or experience. Use the driving range or squeeze in some 9 hole rounds when you can.
▪️ Golf Bag: When picking up your golf bag - be mindful how you do so and bend carefully from the knees.
▪️ Trolleys: The juries out on trolleys due to the added pressure from pulling - however we do recommend power/electric caddies if you can stretch to one.
▪️ Footwear: Believe it or not - wearing suitable shoes will help with stability and help avoid twisting the back and hips.
For any help or advice please contact us directly