Chiropractic and Golf – A Perfect Match
Dr. Picarello is trained in Golf Injury Techniques and Exercises that address, correct and prevent golf related injuries.
New high-tech clubs, shoes with the right spikes and the latest golf attire aren’t going to do much to improve your game. However, increased flexibility and mobility can.
A recent study showed that over 75% of pro golfers seek chiropractic care on a regular basis, especially while on tour, and more amateurs are doing the same to help improve and increase the enjoyment of their weekend game. And many of the nation’s head golf instructors now regularly seek chiropractic care to keep themselves healthy while going through the daily physical grind of golf instruction.
The most common complaint from golfers on every level is chronic low back pain. Back pain responds exceptionally well to chiropractic adjustments by increasing mobility and range of motion. Lack of flexibility contributes to many repetitive motion injuries in the joints. Chiropractic care can help to improve posture and flexibility, two components of longer and more powerful drives.
We become less flexible with age and our lifestyle sometimes leads to extended periods of immobility. Working long hours, sitting at a computer all week or driving in your car all day contribute to the loss of flexibilty and range of motion thats so needed for the strength and stamina it takes to play 18 holes.
Swinging a golf club requires the collective power of many joints, from the feet up to the hands, including ankles, knees, hips, spine, elbows and wrists. When combined with stretching and corrective exercises, chiropractic care is a cost effective, all-natural way to improve mobility.