Prevention & Strength Exercises
What kind of treatment plans do you offer Golfer’s looking to prevent injury?
At Mainway Physiotherapy, we offer specific treatment plans to prevent/reduce/manage golfing injuries. Our clinic owner, Andrew Hoermann, is a FitForeGolf Certified Physiotherapist and a Physiotherapist for Golf Canada- he has a background with treating all kinds of golfer’s. He regularly educates our Physiotherapists on how to manage, treat and prevent common golfing injuries. At Mainway Physiotherapy, any of our Physiotherapists will be happy to assess, treat and create a functional return to sport treatment plans in order to get you back on your best golf game.
How do I prevent injury or re-injury before I get on the golf course?
Warm-up! All you need is about 10 minutes to warm up your body and muscles to increase the blood flow before you get on the green and start swinging.
Another tip… participating in regular strength/gym training about 2-3x per week, as recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine, will be very beneficial in minimizing injuries while also improving overall muscle strength, endurance and overall well-being.
How do I strengthen and prepare my body for golf?
Functional Training is usually the best kind of strength training, especially when it is sport-specific. Performing regular exercises and strength-based activities that can closely simulate your sport is the most transferrable way to improve your strength and endurance in order to perform on the course and reduce the risk of injury. As a part of your treatment plan at Mainway Physiotherapy, our Physiotherapists are trained to provide sport-specific exercise programs to help you maximize your performance on the course, field or court.
What are some general exercises to focus on for golfers?
Bird Dog- for core stability
Lumbar stabilization- for core stability
Thoracic spine rotation with the club- for thoracic mobility
Thoracic Spine twists- for core and back stability
Golf swing with theraband- simulating golf swing for strength/power