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Like To Play Golf? Strengthen Your Hips, Thighs, & Knees First: Workshop
Sat, April 29, 2017, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
Golf is hard on the knees, especially knees with arthritis or knees with a previous injury. Knee injuries are related to the amount of rotation throughout the body that is required during the backswing and follow-through.
For a right-handed golfer, a significant amount of torque and valgus stress (stress to the inside of the knee) is generated at the left knee. The knees must stay flexed during the backswing to absorb some of the rotational stress of the swing.
Golf requires ankles that work, not just point, and flex, but to rotate the foot in and out without using the knee or the hips. The two rotation joints in the lower body are what we call the hip joint and the ankle. If the ankle joint doesn’t rotate, then the hip joints take on more work and the knee usually becomes the victim.
For the many golfers who have tight back muscles and joints, one of the ways to attempt to generate more turn in the backswing is to place more stress on the knee. This often leads to injuries to the medial (inside) meniscus. There are also many golfers with tight hip muscles, which changes the joint alignment at the knee. This again places more stress on the knee, making it more susceptible to injury.
Most golfers play hurt, with shoulder and hip tendonitis, sore and tight muscles, and arthritis, diagnosed or not. “Professional golfers condition to play golf; amateur golfers play golf to get in condition”, a Jack Nicklaus quote, which leads to the fact that 60% of amateur golfers will have a serious injury during their too short careers.
Why? Amateur golfers are often out of shape, almost always have faulty swing mechanics, and rarely warm up correctly or enough. How does an amateur know? Take advantage of the amateur resources available within a movement clinic like BodyFix Method™ or Golf-Body NYC.
Golf injuries start with the lead wrist, move to the lead elbow, go to the lead shoulder, run down to the lead knee, and finally end at the low back.
Strengthen the muscles and joints needed for a contact sport like golf and correct faulty movement patterns that lead to significant injury. Come to a Spring Can’t Wait To Play Golf? Workshop at BodyFix Method™. It’s a one-day workshop and clinic that will change your golfing life. It’s a small group and hands-on work, not a sit-and-listen lecture.
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