Thanks to David
I have been able to continue my hobbies of golf and gardening.
GOLF INJURIES & PAIN IN PLAYING
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David will help you to regain;
• Joint stability, providing control exercises delivering mobility using isometric strengthening
• Balancing muscle tone, length & strength using appropriate techniques
• Moving onto more functional dynamic strengthening exercises, as soon as appropriate
Promoting good postural & movement patterns to reduce risk of recurring injury.
LOWER BACK - LUMBAR SPINEOpen or Close
Among professional & amateur golfers, low back pain has been cited as the most common golf-related injury.
In the modern swing, the golfer finishes in a lordotic 'reversed c' position.
This 'reversed c' leads to hyper-extension of the lower back which adds increased stress on the joints & para spinal muscles of the lumbar spine.
Increased loads to the lumbar spine during the golf swing, as well as the large forces generated by these muscles.
This may predispose the golfer to muscular strains, spondylosis (degenerative spine condition) & associated risk of herniated discs.
MID BACK PAINOpen or Close
The Mid Back or Thoracic Spine:
• The middle of the upper back or thoracic spine can make or break the golf swing.
• A flexible and supple T-spine will allow for smooth swing mechanics while restrictions will inevitably lead to poor performance &/or injury.
• The ribs need to be able to expand, contract & rotate. This allows the diaphragm to move freely.
• Rotation can be restricted if the muscles between the ribs (the intercostal muscles) are tight. You may have felt something similar to a sharp, stabbing pain in your ribs after a day of hitting balls.
• This could be your intercostal muscles telling you that they have worked too hard.
This is particularly important when associated with general arthritic spinal conditions.
NECK OR CERVICAL SPINE PAINOpen or Close
As well as having similar spinal restrictions, the neck area is one of the most important for golf.
Good stable mechanics for the golfer's eye-to-ball connection is fundamental in allowing the whole body swing to work correctly.
WRIST HAND INJURIESOpen or Close
SHOULDER INJURIESOpen or Close
Shoulder pain in golfers is a relatively common occurrence compared to other sites of the body. Accounting for approximately 8–18% of all golf injuries.
• The shoulder goes through a large range of movement during the golf swing.
• Consequently, excessive practice can produce problems of the shoulder due to overuse.
• Injuries to the shoulder in golfers are mainly restricted to the lead shoulder, i.e. the left shoulder in right-handed golfers.
• Studies have found that shoulder pain may be localised to the acromio-clavicular (AC) joint, with the potential for either osteoarthritis or distal clavicle osteolysis.
ELBOW INJURIESOpen or Close
Elbow injuries are common in golfers, especially in amateurs & particularly in females.
• This is thought to be due to the increased carrying angle seen in the female population.
• Elbow injuries account for 25–33% of all injuries in amateurs & 7–10% of all injuries in professionals.
'he is committed to his patients and his goal is to address issues as quickly as possible'
David will explain to you what treatment you'll need, how to speed up your recovery & when you can return to your regular activities & sports.
He may prescribe special exercises together with treatment to increase your joint mobility & performance.
Together with stretching your muscle groups accordingly, strengthening weak muscles, to restore muscle balance.
‘I am now walking and living pain free for the first time in 3 years’
In regard to pain, David takes a thorough history with consultation, guiding his examination. This determines for any individual the quality, duration & origin of this condition, how it uniquely affects you & how best to provide treatment.