Golf Mechanics

August 5, 2017



Golfing can be a great way to spend an afternoon.  It can also be a very frustrating way to spend an afternoon.  It requires attention, concentration and a proper swing.  These things all require a lot of mental ability, but there is of course the physical component as well.  During the swing the lumbar and thoracic spine need to sidebend, rotate and flex/extend.  There needs to be the proper balance between the anterior (transversus abdominus, obliques) and posterior (Quadratus Lumborum, Erector Spinae) muscles.  To generate the force to drive the ball there needs to be freedom of motion in the sacrum (tailbone), pelvis and hips.  While practice makes perfect, the body may develop restrictions in these areas that can limit productivity on the course and drive up scores.  Osteopathic Physicians utilize Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments (OMT) to eliminate those restrictions and allows golfers to perform at their maximum physical potential.  They can evaluate your swing and work with you or your golf pro to help improve your game.  The mental part though, will still be up to you!