Golf Swing Faults that Lead to Lower Back Pain

Golf Swing Faults that Lead to Lower Back Pain

Swing Faults that cause Low Back Pain   S Posture Golfers told to stick their butt out at set up increase the lordosis (arching the lower back). This is S Posture and this position inhibits the activation and strength of the abdominal and the gluteus muscles....
Golf and Joint Replacements

Golf and Joint Replacements

Golf and Joint Replacements   Jack Nicklaus had his hip replaced in 1999 with a ceramic joint attached to titanium shaft. This surgery is being seen in more and more of our senior golfers. It is essential that you follow your orthopaedic surgeons orders. But here...
Listen to your Body

Listen to your Body

The ongoing health debate out there is heating up – to stretch or not to stretch? Scientific evidence is now starting to shed some interesting light on this debate More studies are now showing that stretching immediately before exercise does not prevent injury.   The...
Kids and Injury

Kids and Injury

As a physiotherapist we are often asked “What is the safest sport for my child?” This is always an extremely difficult question to answer because there are so many factors to consider. If we looked at kids under 19 years old presenting to the Emergency Room of a...
Golf Fitness

Golf Fitness

Well we are almost there….Golf Season begins this month! For some of the more fortunate golfers this will not be the first round of the year, the rest of us however packed the clubs 7 months ago. It’s a bit late to start getting fit for golf but as they say “It’s...
The Dreaded Runners Stitch

The Dreaded Runners Stitch

These are not really injuries but can be one of the most painful problems for an athlete during a race. What is a Stitch? A “Stitch” is a spasm of the diaphragm, which is a large flat muscle under your ribs, which is involved in breathing. When you are lightly...