Adamec Chiropractic News
While some view it as a leisure sport, the reality is that golf is very demanding, physically active sport. Golfers are just as susceptible to sports related injuries as any other type of athlete. Studies have shown that up to 80% of the 30 million golfers in the United States suffer from some level of golf related sports injury every year - often the result of overuse. With spring finally here and golf courses all over the capital region in full swing, Adamec Chiropractic wants to stress the important role that chiropractic care can play in treating and preventing golf related injuries.
The three most common causes of golf related injuries are spinal misalignments that result in incorrect posture, poor swing mechanics, and lack of flexibility. The average golfer will take between 50 - 100 full power swings during an 18 hole round, and that’s not counting swings on the driving range or practice swings mid-round. That’s a significant amount repeated stress and torque on the neck, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles - all of which opens the door to potential injury.
Adamec Chiropractic takes a multifaceted approach to treating and preventing golf related injuries. Utilizing different chiropractic treatment techniques to address spinal misalignments and pain management and comprehensive stretching and exercise programs that increase flexibility and strengthen muscles, Dr. Adamec can have you back on the course sooner and keep you out there longer.
While many golfers have come to accept that injuries are just part of the game, the reality is that regular chiropractic treatment can significantly reduce both your risk of injury and the time it takes for injuries to heal. So whether you’re a weekend warrior or spend more time at the golf course than you do at home, give our office a call today to learn about the benefits that chiropractic care can have on your game.