Physiotherapy for Golfers

Specialist Services for Golfers

Golf is a game that demands an immense amount of precision and physical activity. Due to the repetitive nature of swinging a golf club, it is not uncommon for golfers to suffer from muscle and joint injuries. This is where physiotherapy comes into play.

Physiotherapy for golfers is a specialised form of therapy that caters to the specific needs of golfers. It helps golfers improve their swing, increase strength and flexibility, and prevent injuries caused by repetitive strain.

Services available at Physiotherapy Matters include:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Exercise and rehabilitation
  • Injection Therapy

Injury Management

Golf is a sport that involves repetitive movements, which can put a lot of strain on a golfer’s body. This can lead to various injuries and pain however Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment option for these conditions, as it focuses on restoring and maintaining movement and function of the body.

Physiotherapy can be used to effectively treat injuries and pain that golfers may experience such as:

  • golfer’s elbow
  • rotator cuff injuries
  • lower back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Wrist injuries

Golfers who have suffered injuries can benefit from physiotherapy. By utilising targeted exercises, manual therapy, and other effective treatment techniques, golfers can alleviate pain and discomfort and return to the game they love.

1:1 Golfers Screening

A physiotherapist can help golfers identify any physical limitations that may be hindering their game. We work with golfers to develop a personalised exercise program that targets their specific needs, whether it be improving stability during the golf swing, increasing range of motion, or increasing muscle power to hit that ball further.

During a golf screening assessment, our physiotherapist will take you through several different tests that will help golfers identify any physical limitations that may be hindering their game. The different stages of the golf screening assessment include:

  • History and Goals – this will help us understand a bit more about your current golf game, your medical history and injury history which will help us develop some individualised goals for you to achieve.
  • Functional movement screen – this will help us identify how you move biomechanically by identifying strengths and weaknesses that may be limiting your golf mobility causing that inconsistency in your golf game.
  • Anatomical testing – the physiotherapist will identify any range of motion limitations, muscle imbalances/ weaknesses and postural imbalances that are making the functional movements a challenge.
  • Individualised golf fitness program – once all data has been collected, a specific program will be designed to help with any functional or anatomical limitations allowing you to move and feel better about your golf game.

Overall, physiotherapy can be extremely beneficial for golfers of all levels. By addressing physical limitations and preventing injuries, golfers can enjoy the game for years to come. With the help of a skilled physiotherapist, golfers can take their game to the next level and achieve their full potential.

In addition to this, we may also use manual therapy techniques such as massage and stretching to help golfers improve their mobility and flexibility. This can lead to a smoother, more efficient swing, which in turn can improve accuracy and power.

Golf physiotherapy is not only useful for addressing physical issues, but it can also enhance a golfer’s mental game. By providing training in managing stress and anxiety, golf physiotherapy can assist golfers in staying focused and composed throughout the game, resulting in an overall improved performance.

Strength and Conditioning Classes

Our golf fitness group classes are designed to target specific elements of golf fitness. We offer classes that focus on strength, speed and power, mobility, and balance, as well as key body areas used in the golf swing.

Our strength and conditioning classes are perfect for golfers who want to increase their driving distance and overall power. These classes focus on building explosive strength and power in the key muscles used during the golf swing, such as the legs, core, and upper body.

Whether you’re an experienced golfer or just starting out, physiotherapy for golfers can assist you in improving your performance while avoiding injuries. If you’re looking to elevate your game, consider partnering with Physiotherapy Matters for the ultimate support.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Physiotherapy for Golfers, please call the clinic on 0191 285 8701.

Resources downloads

Golf Physiotherapy Services – Patient Information Leaflet


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