Golf Injuries – Plainfield, IL.
Serving Oswego, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Aurora, Joliet, Romeoville & the Southwestern Suburbs of Chicago
While golf sometimes gets poked at as a sport that doesn’t require much physical fitness, a golf swing is actually an incredibly powerful motion that can place a lot of stress on the body. For this reason, it is not unusual to see golfers of all levels seeking out physical therapy for a variety of golf-related conditions.
For professional golfers, most injuries are related to overuse, while for amateur golfers, injuries are typically related to poor form. No matter the reason for a golf injury, PRO Sports & Spinal Rehab can create physical therapy routines that will get you back in the game as soon as possible.
Golf injuries can be divided into 2 groups:
- Acute Injuries – occur as the result of a single, traumatic event, such as twisting too far on a swing or hitting a submerged rock during a swing.
- Overuse Injuries – Occur over time & with the overuse of a muscles
Golf elbow, tendinitis, rotator cuff impingements, and chronic back pain are among the most common injuries to golfers. Not warming up, lack of flexibility, bad footwear & improper form can all contribute to injury risk.
Most Common Golf Injuries:
- Golf elbow
- Rotator cuff impingements
- Back pain
Return To Golf With Physical Therapy
It’s not uncommon to need physical therapy to restore normal, day-to-day movement after an injury. Physical therapy to help you return to golf is not focused on everyday activities; instead it is focused on the specialized movements that go into a great golf game.
To make sure you can return to golf, your physical therapy program at PRO Sports & Spinal Rehab will include golf-specific exercises & stretches that should strengthen the muscles most necessary to the game while decreasing future injury risk. A program for returning to golf is likely to include golf training & education to improve form in the long term.
The pros all have their own personal physical therapist to get them ready before and after their rounds – so why don't you? Not only will you be ready to outdrive your foursome, but they will be amazed at your golf physical therapy treatment.