How a Chiropractor Can Improve Your Golf Game

Golf is a full body sport. A golfer twists and bends probably 100 times over the course of a full round. No matter how fit you are, that type of movement is bound to take its toll on a person's body.

One of the keys to keeping your golf score down is to have relaxed muscles. The tighter your back and shoulders the less likely you are to maintain proper form. Regularly visiting a chiropractor for preventative treatment can help your golf game in a number of ways.

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Prevent Injury

It's very common for chiropractors to see clients only after an injury has occurred. But, if you're an active individual, consider making chiropractic visits a part of your regular maintenance routine. Golfing has the potential to wreak havoc on your lower back, and while exercising can be good if you're already experiencing lower back pain, you can potentially do some harm if there's a more severe issue lurking beneath the surface. Golf also impacts your shoulder so see a chiropractor if you're experiencing shoulder pain.

So, if you plan on making it to the back nine in the foreseeable future, visiting a chiropractor should be on your radar.

Improve Your Swing

A study conducted by the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine followed a group of male golfers and found that those in the study who received chiropractic adjustments significantly improved their full-swing performance than those who did not. If nothing else, golf is all about form. When your body is not properly aligned or you're experiencing acute joint pain like knee pain, it may be difficult or even painful to get your stance just right.

Benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments include:

  • Increased flexibility 
  • Improved posture 
  • Decreased risk of injury 
  • Increased range of motion 

Nervous System Relief

We said earlier that golf was a full body sport, but it's also a thinking person's game. Our spinal cords have much to do with how well our senses function. Patients have reported improved vision, clearer sinuses and more distinct hearing as a result of a spinal alignment. Imagine lining up your shot without the distractions of a stuffy nose or plugged up ears – suddenly the green doesn't seem so far away.

Other issues that may prevent you from performing at your best may have nothing to do with overworked muscles or misalignment. Even arthritis sufferers can benefit tremendously under the care of a professional chiropractor.

If you're in the Redondo Beach area and interested in more information on how a chiropractor can improve your golf game, contact us for an appointment with a Redondo Beach Chiropractor today