July 29, 2020
Golf Mobility Assessment
Is your back sore after playing golf?
Does your knee, shoulder or neck hurt as you enter the back 9?
Is getting out of the chair at the 19th tougher than it used to be?
and finally,….would you like to improve your ability to swing your clubs?
Here at Bridgeham, we see many golfers, but why do we get back pain playing golf?
Research on golfers that play very regularly suggests that the unilateral nature of the swing can bring on movement restrictions which could, over time, lead to low back pain.
Lower back pain is the most common complaint seen amongst professional golfers (data suggest over 23% play with lower back pain).
The lower back is rarely the original cause of the pain! It may be the current source of the pain, but it’s rarely the cause of the pain. Dr Greg Rose of the Titleist Performance Institute states:-“More often than not, abnormal motions or forces coming from adjacent or distant areas of the body force the lower back to do excessive work until it completely breaks down itself. In other words, the lumbar spine is usually the area that is being unnecessarily overworked to the point of injury.”
Here at Bridgeham Clinic, WE CAN HELP!
We are pleased to announce the launch of a golf-specific assessment package with Mike & Gordon.
Osteopathic Assessment of your body's structure but also your body's movement ability designed specifically to improve your own individual mobility for the golf swing, and strengthen your weaknesses.
A package of 5 sessions which includes:
1 x 1 Hour Osteopathic Assessment and Golf-specific movement screening
2 x follow-up 30 minute Osteopathic treatments
2 x 1 Hour 1:1 Pilates sessions with a Pilates Instructor
(or a mix as may be required)
This unique package costs just £240. Call our amazing admin angels to book yours today!
A 5 handicap golfer himself having played since the age of 11, in addition to his Osteopathic Masters degree, Mike previously worked as a PE teacher after gaining a degree in Sports Science from Loughborough University.
Clinical Pilates Instructor with Mat based work as well as Machine studio rehab, in additional to using Pilates I draw upon my experience as a Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist. My interests and background in sport are; Triathlon, England Athletics Run coaching, hiking and recreational golf.