Improving Your Golf Swing
Your golf swing is all about proper body mechanics. A good golf swing requires full rotational capacity of nearly every joint involved and must be done – efficiently – easily – explosively – repeatedly. Many swing faults are directly attributable to poor joint mobility, resulting from soft-tissue restrictions.
At Kinetic Health, we provide you with a means to enhance your Golf Performance by identifying and releasing restrictions that reduce performance and cause injuries. For example:
- Tightness in the hip joint rotational muscles places additional strain on the rotational requirements of the shoulder or spine. Often a golfer will compensate by lifting up during the back swing and then chopping down on the ball, resulting in a fat shot.
- Wrist and elbow injuries often occur when the body does not have the capacity to effectively compensate at either the shoulder or spine. The wrists are then over-used to drive as well as decelerate the golf club.
- These swing faults are often easily corrected by addressing the physical restriction the golfer has in their body.
- His best finish on the Nationwide Tour was 1st in 1997 at the NIKE Carolina Classic.
- He ranks T90th in Par or Better – Current Streak on the Nationwide Tour.
Comment: Wonderful – Look forward to next time. This is something that will really help me. The next day after treatment my back movement was exceptionally free. After each treatment I can feel my range of motion increasing & without the minor soreness.
In order to effectively balance your muscles and remove joint restrictions, we must first identify your unique pattern of muscle imbalances. By utilizing a series of muscle balance and swing analysis tests, we can identify the exact type, extent, and location of muscle restriction.
We then use ART treatments and follow-up stretches to remove and resolve these restrictions, and then strengthen the muscles with weight training to prevent re-injury.
- His best finish on the PGA TOUR was T9th in 1998 at the B.C. Open.
- He ranks 71st in Non-Member Earnings on the PGA TOUR.
Comment: Very effective. The ease of movement and rotation after treatment was amazing. My Ball striking today was good and I attribute that to improved range of motion.
During our biomechanical golf analysis we:
- Determine which structures are affected along the the golfer’s kinetic chain. We focus on more than just the chief area of restriction. For example, a golfer with an elbow injury will often have accompanying restrictions in a multitude of soft-tissue structures above and below the elbow.
- Identify the antagonistic structures (opposing muscle groups) to those that have been identified as the primary structures causing the imbalance. Since function and performance is based upon balance and coordination, an opposing soft-tissue structure is always affected by restrictions in the primary structure.
- Then treat each soft-tissue dysfunction with the appropriate technique to restore full function to the affected structures.
- The result is almost always an improvement in golfing performance. Using this process we have helped hundreds of golfers achieve their goals and prevented numerous injuries from occurring.