golf biomechanics

Muscle and Movement Health for golfers.

April 11th, 2011 by Phil Brown

The Muscle and Movement Health treatment for golfers



Now that The Masters has come to it’s incredibly exciting finish – well done to Charl Schwartzel! – the traditional beginning of the golf season is upon us. The inspiration of Augusta has no doubt left many of us eager to improve our swing and lower our scores. Even the weather of the last few days here on Anglesey has been encouraging us to get out there and enjoy some of the many great golf courses in the North Wales area.

I am sure, like me, many of you will be on the phone to your golf pro to book a refresher course to warm up those joints and get the swing out of the broom closet.

With that in mind, it may be useful for you to know that we at Muscle and Movement Health now offer treatment and fitness training for golfers. The golf swing is an incredibly athletic movement that demands the effort of all the muscles in the body to execute smoothly and powerfully.  Unfortunately, most of us are not professional golfers with physios and sports masseurs at our beck and call. Our bodies carry the postural tensions and imbalances from work and daily life that – even if we are generally fit – establish restrictive movement patterns that are hard to identify because we have become so used to them.

Coming to any sport with these restrictions already well established means our bodies are never fully free enough to do what we wish they would. Restrictions in the rotation of the body caused by short, tight muscles and connective tissue will directly affect the outcome of our golf swing. We may know what we want our bodies to do, but if they are locked up, they won’t be able to do it!

Restrictions and imbalances like these are often the fundamental cause of overuse, injury and pain in golf. The nagging aches and pains that golfers feel in the shoulders or elbows are commonly the result of lack of movement in the hips and lower limb.  That lower back pain that always seems to come on after that front 9 at Henllys golf course is often because of  chronic tightness in the hips and lower back that has been there for some time!

Muscle and Movement Health works with golfers to address these basic imbalances in tension and control. We identify where your body is not moving and help you to release the restrictions so you can translate that improved movement back into your golf swing! Our sports and conditioning coach can also work with you to develop a personalised programme of exercises to keep you fitter for your golf and fitter for daily life.

Give us a call or visit the website to learn more about what we can do for your body and your golf game!

Unlock your body – Raise your game!


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