Let Adeo Physical Therapy Help get You Back to the Swing of things
July 14, 2022
Has low back pain taken the swing out of your golf game?
Low back pain is the number one injury sustained by golfers. Typically, it develops over time with playing golf rather than with a specific injury. The average low back injury lasts between 2 and 4 weeks (sometimes longer depending on your age) and can put a real dent in your game.
The driving force behind golf injuries
The golf swing is frequently to blame for low back injuries because it puts a tremendous load on the spine (think football lineman hitting a sled when you connect with the ball). It’s really the repetitive nature of golf (and the golf swing) that can lead to muscular strains and injuries to the spine itself. Unfortunately, older golfers are at greater risk of injury because the mobility of our spine changes with age, as does the spine’s ability to absorb forces.
Physical therapy can help
Fortunately, physical therapy can help get you back in the swing of things. If you’ve had a low back injury from golf, you most likely have muscle imbalance, core weakness, and/or a decreased ability to rotate at the spine or hips. A physical therapist can assess each of these things and build a program to put you on the road to recovery.
Golfers of any age can benefit from strength training and weight-bearing exercises because they help you stay stronger, prevent injury, and prevent bone loss. Because physical therapists are “movement experts”, a physical therapist is the most qualified person to design a strength training program for you.
Physical therapists can also help with controlling and decreasing acute pain, so don’t wait to seek help. And remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You can actually help prevent golf injuries by seeing a physical therapist for a preventative screening and assessment.
Let our team of highly trained therapists help get you to the top of your game. Call Adeo Physical Therapy at 970-339-0011 to make your appointment today.
Rehabilitation of Low Back Pain in Golfers