Golf season is upon us and it is time to start preparing the body for a great golf game.
As we get older we lose muscle mass and strength. In the context of golf this leads to earlier fatigue, loss of swing control and the inevitable aches and pains, all of which impact on-course performance. Just as it’s important to maintain swing technique, keeping the body in shape also pays substantial dividends on the course and keeps you playing the game longer.
At Kieser our team of Physiotherapists can not only reduce those aches and pains, our unique strength and conditioning programs can help improve your performance on the course.
The explosive nature of the golf swing places enormous stress upon the body irrespective of the age and the standard of golfer. While the professional golfer may generate club head speeds in excess of 200 km/h, the stress placed on the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and spine can be just as dramatic for the enthusiastic amateur. A strong musculoskeletal system works in three ways to assist your game.
- Firstly, maintaining sound physical conditioning means you are less likely to suffer from game limiting injuries and your ability to recover after a long day on the course or from injury is enhanced.
- Secondly, an appropriate strength training program will enable you to generate more power with less effort, which in turn results in a smoother swing and greater club head speed. The end result is longer, more consistent drives without the temptation to overstrike or muscle the ball.
- And finally, of course, the most important aspect of “longevity” is not striking the ball longer but being able to enjoy playing the game for longer as you get older. The better physical condition you maintain the longer you will be capable of playing and enjoying the game you love.
Kieser Programs for Golfers
At Kieser, our programs can be customised to the specific needs of golfers. We can design a program for golfers with musculoskeletal injuries and issues holding them back or for golfers just looking to improve their performance on the course.
Most golfers at some point in time carry injuries that restrict their on-course performance. Common injuries include -
Our Physiotherapy programs are designed to get you “back into the swing”. Once your injuries are addressed you are then ready to consider our strength and conditioning programs and take your game to a higher level.