Score a hole-in-one
If you’re an avid golfer or even just a golf enthusiast and trying to get better, injuries are often caused by a lack of conditioning, flexibility, strength and/or appropriate warm-up. At Kessler Rehabilitation Center, our expert team of physical rehabilitation and sports medicine therapists can help boost your success on the course by focusing on:
• Wrists: Flexible wrists allow for a hinge action to occur and extra flexibility can mean added yards.
• Hips: Stiff or weak hips place stress on the low back and can result in decreased yardage and back pain/injury.
• Hamstrings and quads: Shortened thigh muscles can impact your posture and golf swing.
• Shoulders: Upper body flexibility is key to improving backswing.
• Neck: Proper rotation keeps the head in a neutral position as the body coils into the backswing.
• Calves: Tight calves can cause a standing up motion, resulting in an off plane swing.
• Lower back: Improved range of motion in the lower back can affect your power and fluidity, creating a safer swing.
How physical therapy can help
Our team focuses on conditioning, strengthening, flexibility and proper biomechanics of the golf swing:
- Core stabilization
- Cardiovascular endurance
- Range of motion
While all of our physical therapists can help rehabilitate golf injuries, many of our locations offer the K-Vest 3D, a wearable feedback system or other dynamic movement technology. We incorporate this into the care plans of serious golfers who want to take their game to the next level by proactively identifying and correcting faulty movement patterns.
Our three-part golf performance program includes:
- Analysis: We evaluate your swing and perform a physical mobility screen to assess weaknesses and poor mechanics.
- Education: You will learn proper mechanics to improve overall conditioning, strength, flexibility and efficiency of the swing. Exercise: You will be provided with a regimen that includes warm-up, conditioning and cool-down exercises combined with a home exercise program.