As the weather warms up, more and more patients are heading out to the golf courses and driving ranges. Before you take that first swing, here are a couple of tips to help make this season a safe and healthy one.
Start Small: If you have not swung a club in a while, start by hitting the driving range and just hitting a small bucket. The next time you are out, go for the large bucket. Gradually get your body back into the motions required to strike a golf ball, and grow from there.
Warm Up: If it is on a driving range or the golf course; if it is the first time for the season or you already played a few times, warm your body up. Just like your car, your body will run more efficient if you warm it up. Parking far from the club house and walking briskly with your arms and legs moving starts to increase your body’s core temperature, allowing it to function better. Dynamic warm-ups are great. You can find them on the Yalich Clinic of Glen Burnie App or by asking your provider.
19th Hole? Stretch: The best time to stretch is AFTER you play and not before. The warmer a muscle is, the more flexible it will be. In between re-hydrating after your round, take a couple minutes to stretch.
Foam Rolling?: Great to do before and after you play. If you don’t know how, refer to the Yalich Clinic App or take one of the clinic’s foam rolling classes.
One of Dr. Sok’s friends and colleagues continues to work the PGA tour and has not missed a beat. When you can’t make it to the chiropractor’s office for an appointment, if you are a professional golfer, the doctor comes to you. Now you can see why golfers make great patients.
Don’t compromise your game in pain. Call the Yalich Clinic. Stay safe.