Get Ready to Tee it Up!!

With the nice weather here it’s time to hit the links. Each year at this time thousands of golf enthusiasts dust off their clubs and head to their favourite course to start another golf season. If this sounds like you, here’s a few tips to help keep you pain free and on the course all season.

FOUR EASY STRETCHES FOR GOLFERS

1. Hip Flexor Lunge

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Step one foot forward into a lunge position. Keep your body upright and back straight. Bend both knees so that you feel the stretch. Do not let your forward knee pass over the ankle of your front foot. Use a golf club to keep your balance. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat twice on each side.

2. Seated Twist

Sit on a bench or golf cart with your knees together and feet flat, pointing forward. Reach across the front of your body and grasp the back of the bench or cart. You should experience a stretch in your spinal muscles. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat twice on each side.

3. Seated Forward Bend

Sit on a bench or golf cart, knees bent and feet flat. Place one ankle onto your opposite knee, and relax this leg so that your knee falls out to the side. Slowly bend forward, keeping your back straight. You may gently pull on your bent knee to generate a deeper stretch. You should feel a stretch in your buttock area. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat twice on each side.

4. Side Bending Stretch

Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Hold the golf club above your head with your arms straight. Slowly bend to one side, without rotating, until you feel a stretch along the side of your back. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat twice on each side.

As with starting any activity, start slow and ease into it. Keep yourself hydrated so your muscles can preform optimally. Finally, show up to the course a few minutes early so you can warm up and prepare your body for your round.

As always, if you have any questions or if a pain or injury is keeping you from enjoying your game give us a call!! We can help.

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