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Golf & Chiro Bni

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Golf and Chiropractic

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Golf & Chiro Bni

  1. 1. GOLF & CHIROPRACTIC FROM TEE TO GREEN Dr. Sarah Corcoran
  2. 2. One Liner <ul><li>An interesting thing about GOLF is that no matter how badly you play, it is always possible to get worse. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Golf FUN Facts <ul><li>33% increase in players ‘86 –’97 </li></ul><ul><li>22% increase in golf courses ’86-’97 </li></ul><ul><li>20% of golfers play 25 rounds or more/year </li></ul><ul><li>50% of golfers are b/w 18 & 39 years of age </li></ul><ul><li>25% are Seniors – 55 and over </li></ul><ul><li>5% are junior golfers up to age 17 </li></ul><ul><li>65% of golfers are in PAIN … </li></ul>
  4. 4. 30 Million Americans Are Now Playing Golf! <ul><li>GOOD CONDITIONING </li></ul><ul><li>IS CRITICAL FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE & </li></ul><ul><li>AVOID INJURY… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Common Golfing Injuries <ul><li>Amateur Males </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Back </li></ul><ul><li>Elbows </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur Female </li></ul><ul><li>Elbows </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Back </li></ul>#1 Mechanism of Golfing Injuries = Poor Swing Mechanics
  6. 6. Lower Back Injuries Causes-Corrections-Rehab <ul><li>Lower Back Spine Loads L3-L4 </li></ul><ul><li>Front to Back Shearing of Discs </li></ul><ul><li>Nerve Compression </li></ul><ul><li>50% more torque in the Amateur Golfer’s </li></ul><ul><li>lower back </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lower Back Injuries Causes-Corrections-Rehab <ul><li>Corrections for Reducing Lumbar Spine Strain </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize difference b/w shoulder and hip rotation </li></ul><ul><li>Follow through –spine perpendicular to ground </li></ul><ul><li>Long Irons increase torque & stress </li></ul><ul><li>Lightweight golf bag with double strap </li></ul><ul><li>Less skilled you are –less you practice full swing </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to swing in opposite direction </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation…foot foundation, leg length </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lower Back Injuries Causes-Corrections-Rehab <ul><li>Do Not Do </li></ul><ul><li>Mimicking golf swing with dumbell in hand </li></ul><ul><li>Swing 2-3 clubs at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Rotating trunk with club held across the shoulders </li></ul><ul><li>Exercises you should do </li></ul><ul><li>Cross Crawl </li></ul><ul><li>Piriformis & Hip rotation stretch </li></ul><ul><li>Left & Right lumbar rotation </li></ul><ul><li>Hip flexion and hip rotation </li></ul><ul><li>*Gymnic Ball =best </li></ul>
  9. 9. OVERVIEW <ul><li>Pre-participation stretches </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen “golf” muscles in off season </li></ul><ul><li>Take a lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Be evaluated by your Chiropractor & golf pro </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>most importantly: </li></ul><ul><li>PLAY MORE GOLF!!! </li></ul>
  10. 10. See you on the course…

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