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Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 23 February 2020, Sports Injuries
Suffering from a golfing injury? Or want to improve your performance? Osteopathy can help! Osteopathy is a natural approach to healing and preventative health that focuses on treating your injuries while taking into account the body as a whole.
How does this relate to golf you ask? Golf requires good muscle strength and function, plus a good range of motion and flexibility of the spine and peripheral joints. It makes sense to take care of all of these areas when seeking to avoid injury and during rehabilitation but also when looking to get ahead with your technique.
An Osteopath’s method for improving your golfing begins with a whole-body or holistic approach. This means taking into account golfing specifics such as stance, grip and swing along with other contributing factors including nutrition, lifestyle and general fitness.
Through a comprehensive consultation procedure and hands-on treatment process an Osteopath is able to provide assistance for injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as working towards improving overall performance out on the golf course.
How can Osteopathic treatment help you with your golfing? Here are our top 5 benefits of using and Osteopath.
Golf places the greatest amount of stress on the spine and peripheral joints such as the knees, shoulders and elbows. Some common areas of concern are the:
A golfer’s swing requires a complex combination of muscle and joint coordination, balance and timing. Even small variations in these various components can result in significant changes in overall performance.
Think of it this way, if one part of the body is not functioning at 100 percent it can mean other parts are exposed to extra strain or need to compensate for this weak link – which can lead to pain and unnecessary injury.
An Osteopath works to restore balance to the entire body (including a focus on strength, flexibility, posture and fitness), seeking to unearth the real issue behind the body’s disharmony thereby improving performance and decreasing the risk of injury.
The therapeutic techniques used by Osteopath’s will vary from patient to patient and will focus not only on the specific area causing you pain, but also in other related areas around the body. The general methods used in Osteopathic treatment revolve around common techniques, some of those you might encounter during your consultation for golfing injuries and pain are;
If you are struggling with a reoccurring golfing injury or have just want to improve your golf swing – let Lorraine Herity at Better Health Osteopathy show you just what Osteopathy can do for you and your golf game today. Call 027 7555700 or book online.
Lorraine Herity is the Clinic Director of Better Health Osteopathy in Christchurch, New Zealand. She previously worked in Osteopathic clinics in London and Ireland, before moving to New Zealand. Lorraine trained at the British School of Osteopathy in London, where she gained her Master of Osteopathy (M.Ost). Lorraine is a dedicated and passionate Osteopath. Her main aim is to help her patients regain their health and to return her patients back to their everyday activities, in as quick a time as possible. Lorraine is also a clinic tutor on the Osteopathic Course in Ara and relishes the opportunity to teach the next generation of osteopaths.
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