At Kingston Physiotherapy, we provide a number of specialist services for all golfers to treat, and prevent injury. We can also improve your golfing game through specific exercises.
Golf involves repetitive one-sided actions, so a lot of uneven stresses are placed on the body. As most golfers practise a lot as well as playing, they are putting continued stresses onto the body.
Continued stresses can cause injury, which in turns leads to being unable to play or having to compensate for the injury by playing differently. This results in further muscle imbalances, which causes you to slice or hook the ball. In the end your game will become worse and inconsistent.
Common golf injuries include:
- back and neck pains
- shoulder pains
- elbow pains
- knee and hip stiffness and pains
Our goal is to improve your body so you can play a better game of golf. While golfing coaches can improve your skills and techniques, they are not qualified to provide a physical assessment of how you play your game, which is what may be hindering your progress or causing bodily aches and stresses. This is where we come in.
Research shows that if you have a better body you will play better golf. We aim to do the following:
- lower your handicap
- prevent spinal and joint pains
- improve your drive to push the ball further
- improve your constituency.
First we will begin with a musculoskeletal screening which identifies any weak or tight muscles and joints. We then provide you with specific exercises to correct these problems. These will include stretches, strength, and stability exercises as well as postural advice. These can also be discussed with your golf coach if you have one.
Other treatments can include:
- manipulations and mobilisations of the joints
- sports massage
- specific exercises to decrease your pain
We can also work closely with your golf coach to change any swing faults that may contribute to your problems. Our physiotherapists have received their specialist post-graduate training in this area under the world´s famous golf physiotherapist Ramsey Mcmaster who has set up the Melbourne Golf Injury Clinics. Our therapists also receive training from Michael Dalgleish, director of Golf Athlete, a group specialising in golf screening, physiotherapy and related treatments.