Golf Specific Physiotherapy
Are you finding your game inconsistent despite golf lessons and practice?
Are you loosing distance?
Are you frustrated at a lack of improvement in your game?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes then this could be the service for you.
People think of physiotherapy when they suffer an injury or pain but very few think of how else physiotherapy could be of help with their sport. If you are a keen golfer that wants to improve you may think about having golf lessons however there are likely to be physical limitations that restrict your ability to play which is where we can help. The golf swing is much more demanding than you may think and is a complex chain of movement patterns that involves the body resisting great pressures. To play effectively you need a certain amount of core strength, stability and mobility. With a biomechanical assessment we will aim to identify any restrictions that could be having a detrimental effect on your golf swing. Examples of such restrictions are a tight shoulder capsule which could lead to both reduced back swing or release of the club head too early in the downswing thereby loosing club head speed, power and ultimately distance. A tight mid (thoracic) spine will restrict trunk rotation which may either reduce the backswing or you will subconsciously seek the movement from elsewhere in the body which will lead to deviation from the optimal posture/position. The effect of this will be to place your body in a position which leads to a mechanical disadvantage. The end result of this is to increase risk of recurrent injury and reduce performance. Our service provides the combination of an experienced physiotherapist with a special interest in golf biomechanics and an experienced golf professional working together to achieve optimum results. The idea would be to assess your golf swing on the range together, identify the swing faults and the golf professional would advise you on the correction you need to make to improve your swing while the physiotherapist would then assess your biomechanics using the European tour institute golf assessment. This will identify any biomechanical limitations and provide an effective treatment plan which includes the relevant advice and exercises. This should enable you to achieve a notable improvement and maintain this long term.
This service is not aimed at any specific standard of golfer. If you are serious about your golf and want to achieve your maximum potential then this is the service for you. Our aim is to improve your golfing ability through an individualised program which will improve your mobility, power, balance and stability. We are working along side The Bedford, The Millbrook and Aspley Guise golf clubs all of which have experienced golf professionals. The physiotherapist will travel to the course you decide to use for the initial consultation with the golf professional at a time that suits you. If you would like to avoid the weather and book an initial swing assessment indoors then we can provide this service. In this case please call us to discuss this option. If you would like to take the initial swing analysis to another level then through The Bedford there is access to a Trackman machine used by many elite golf professionals.
If you would like to consider our service but would like more information first, or if you are unsure whether we can help you the please feel free to give us a call for a friendly discussion.
Maximise your golfing potential
Improve your performance on the course
You’ve treated yourself to an expensive new bike, got the cycling shoes and pedals and brought the clothing and helmet. You start to put the miles in, when gradually you notice you’re getting pain and discomfort either during or after your ride. Sound familiar? You need Cyclefit.
The vast majority of cyclists spend more time choosing the colour of their bike than how well it fits, and an hours cycling can lead to multiple musculoskeletal issues if the fit is all wrong. Perhaps you’ve got a history of injury and the cycling has exacerbated your old problems, but perhaps the position you are adopting on your bike is causing the problem. A slight change in angle, either at the shoulders, hips or knees or at the pedal interface, can make all the difference. Perhaps you need wedges under your cleats or they need to be moved on your shoe relative to the pedal. You will not only be able to ride more comfortably but you will improve your power output, making cycling so much more rewarding.
The cyclefit will review your past and present injury history, discuss your cycling aims and goals, and a full musculoskeletal assessment will be undertaken. We will then assess your current cycling position with your bike on the turbotrainer, and make the relevant adjustments and recommendations.
The fit will take around 2 hours and you will have your ideal Cyclefit measurements to take away with you