Summer is here and that means it’s time to hit the links! While you’re gearing up for golf season, keep these tips in mind to help avoid shoulder injuries!

Golf is a unique sport in that each shoulder has to a very specific yet very opposite maneuver in swinging the golf club. Shoulder pain can be from a variety of conditions but they all stem from the same key faults:

  • Poor swing mechanics
  • Poor lower body/core function
  • Poor shoulder blade stabilization and
  • Poor shoulder external rotation

Improper alignment of the shoulder and the shoulder blade will lead to shoulder pain. To prep for your weekend golf excursion, here is some prep work we recommend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoulder Stretches

62 percent of amateurs will sustain a significant golf injury. As Jack Nicklaus said, “Professional golfers condition to play; amateur golfers play golf to condition.” Make sure that your golf game functions in conjunction with a conditioning routine – stretching, alternative exercises to strengthen the shoulders and core, as well as light cardio.

Keeping these things in mind could help you prevent injury or soreness this golfing season. If you’ve been playing with soreness for awhile, or if you’re injured on the course, come in and see how we can help.

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