Looking to Improve Your Golf Game With a Chiropractor?
As most seasoned golfers know, when you're swinging a golf club, it's not just your arms doing the work. There are many muscles groups it takes to fully swing the golf club including upper back, lateral muscles, and lower back. When these muscles are over-strained, they tend to have a domino effect on your spinal health increasing the incidence of upper and lower back pain as well as risk of injury to other areas.
In order to make sure that club-head speed in the swing is not limited by physical constraints, you need a great range of movement in your T-Spine. Fortunately, there is an exercise that can help increase your spinal mobility and reduce compensatory movements in your back-swing by focusing on improving both T-spine AND hip rotation from the inside out.
- Grab a foam roller and kneel on the floor.
- Place the roller on the back of your lower legs, just above your heels.
- Now sit back onto the roller, so that you're holding it tightly between your glutes and heels.
- Dig your toes into the floor.
- Next, hinge forward until you can place your right hand on the floor, with your right arm straight.
- Place your left hand on the back of your head, with your elbow bent. You're ready to perform the movement:
- Keeping your hand in place, rotate your left elbow and shoulder toward the ceiling as far as you can (your upper back will rotate with them).
- Hold for a second, and then rotate back down.
- That's one rep. Do a total of 10 reps, and then repeat on the other side.
If this conditioning exercise is helpful to you, check out Coast Chiropractic Centers to find out other exercises to sustain or improve your health and fitness.