Golf injuries have been reported to affect 15-20% of golfers each year. Golf injuries are mostly due to overuse, but there are some traumatic injuries that can occur on the golf course. Golf requires explosive power for driving off the tee and fairways. These repeated actions can put stress on the tissues and cause injuries.
Lower back pain is the most common golf injury, accounting for around 20% of all golf injuries. Other common golf injuries include elbow pain, shoulder pain, foot pain and knee pain.
The research evidence indicates that recreational golfers tend to sustain more golf injuries than professional level golfers and that more injuries occur as players get older. Generally, overuse injuries tend to occur as we get older because the joint and tendon tissues become less able to withstand stress. It is often the case that the injury was sustained during some other sport or activity, but that it is aggravated during golf.
The Physiotherapy2fit team of specialists Physiotherapists will:
- Diagnose the injury
- Provide advice on rehabilitation and length of healing
- Promote healing of the injured tissues and to control the inflammation and pain
- Thoroughly rehabilitate the injury restoring full flexibility, strength, balance & proprioception and correcting any muscle imbalances that may have developed
- Provide individual sport specific exercise programmes
- Use sport-specific functional testing and rehabilitation to ensure that you are ready to return to training and competition
- Discuss strategies to reduce recurrence of the injury
If proper management is not undertaken, you may return to playing too soon despite instability, lack of mobility, proprioceptive disturbance and muscle weakness. This will greatly enhance the risk of prolonged pain and re-injury. This ultimately affects your performance for the length of time you are not properly rehabilitated.
For ongoing structured, supervised exercise excellent for becoming “golf-fit’ you could join our Pilates and Fitness Conditioning classes. These are fun small group classes that incorporate small equipment including the BOSU, gym balls and resistance apparatus to challenge balance, tone and build muscle strength without losing flexibility. The maximum class number is 6 so you can be sure to get individual attention throughout ensuring you are performing exercises for the full benefit.
“Do you have a fracture?”
One of the latest technology advances of modern Physiotherapy is the introduction of LIPUS. This new technology is able to reduce your healing time by up to 50%. Thats 3 weeks instead of 6!
The sound pressure stimulation provided by the LIPUS (Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound) system accelerates the formation and union of fractured bone and promotes rapid recovery.
Research has shown LIPUS significantly reduces healing time compared to placebos.
Used by all premiership football clubs and the MoD this is cutting edge technology which is only offered as a last resort on the NHS.
Book an appointment today for and initial consultation and then hire our machine for daily use at home.