If you are reading this then I would like to take a moment to thank you. The topics on this blog are very important to me. Golf rehab and performance has become a passion of mine over the last several years. It allows me to combine my career and my favorite game. Also, I believe it is important and necessary to educate others that performance training and physiotherapy is of utmost importance for the longevity and performance of golfers (amateur and professional).
Furthermore, it is my goal to educate those involved in golf that they do not have to be injured or in pain to seek care from a medical professional like a physical therapist (physiotherapist). If they have a physical limitation that hinders them from performing a task, they should seek care from a medical professional in order to reduce or even optimize that limitation. It could be argued that seeking a medical professional first for a movement assessment or physical screen would be beneficial because the golfer and golf coach would understand limitations in balance, flexibility, and/or strength that would hinder them from performing at their full potential.
Improving the strength, flexibility, and balance of golfers may have the dual benefit of improving performance and decreasing injuries. This is not a ground breaking statement, but what needs to be understood is that the only way to know what the golfer’s strength, flexibility, or balance baselines are is to assess!
When discussing rehabilitation and injury prevention of golf injuries, we need to have a well rounded knowledge of the epidemiology of these injuries. For a general overview and systematic review of golf injuries click —> HERE.