Golf | Back Pain & Restrictions

By: Brandon Bates, PT

It’s getting to be that time of year again… when the weather starts getting warmer and the golf season is welcomed back to the great white north. This means for a lot of us it’s time to dust the clubs off after months of not swinging them and cross our fingers that we don’t pull or strain something the first few rounds out.

If you are someone who has dealt with back pain while playing golf, or feels restricted in the amount of rotation there is hope for improvement. An individual assessment of your whole body mobility and strength can identify the problem areas that need to be addressed in order to feel more free and less pain while you play. A major component of staying pain free in the golf swing is the body’s capability of withstanding high-speed rotational stress. Without the proper spinal mobility, the body is susceptible to increased amounts of strain on joints and muscles surrounding the spine and pelvis.  A combination of manual therapy (soft tissue and joint mobilization), hands on exercise and movement facilitation and a home exercise program can get you on your way to feeling the best you have felt on the course in years and lead to increased performance and longevity.

As a passionate golfer myself, with great knowledge of swing mechanics and how that relates to body biomechanics I look forward to helping you feel and perform better this golf season and many more to come. To book an assessment, call 226- 780- 2529 or visit our website booking and book with Physiotherapist Brandon Bates.