Your Best Golf Season Yet with Chiropractic
Golf is biomechanics at its finest
And the benefit to your body is undeniable! People of all ages use golf as a gentle form of physical exercise and and an extreme test of discipline. It is a game that strikes at the heart of the human experience, where we compete against ourselves to maintain control of our minds and motor control. Along the way, our body is being challenged by a number of motions which are completely unique to the sport- many of these motions carry the potential for injury. Upon deeper investigation, the exercise may not be as gentle as it seems…
The biomechanics of a golf swing
The golf swing is an interconnected marvel. That’s why the best golf swings in the world- those of the pros- look so fluid; these players have dedicated their lives to optimizing their body’s coordination and ability to combine disparate moving parts into one momentous motion. Generating power while maintaining control requires the following:
- Upper body: ballistic movements in the extremities and shoulder joints
- Core: muscles stabilize the transfer of forces across the body as you generate an enormous amount of power from a stationary position.
- Hips: generate power through rotation.
- Lower body: facilitate the transition from backswing to follow through using a pivot motion.
What underlies all these moving parts is range of motion! Compromised range of motion at any point in the body, including any of the spinal joints, is going to hurt your golf game; this is where chiropractic steps in. At Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center, we create unique treatment plans for golfers that treat their bodies on the basis of their sport.
Chiropractic for golfers in Milpitas
The coordination between body and brain required by golf is unmatched by most other sports. Chiropractic helps us optimize this connection so that we can get the most out of each moving part. From spinal adjustment to trigger point therapy, we relieve tension throughout the musculature and nervous system to help you find a more fluid swing. If you are interested in adding chiropractic care to your golf bag this spring, give our office in Milpitas a call to schedule an appointment today.