Golf Conditioning & Screening

Because of poor posture and the repetitive, one-sided nature of the golf swing, over time certain muscles within the body get shorter and tighter. These shortened muscles hold the body in a restricted position decreasing the ability of the body to swing the golf club freely.

For example tight pectoral muscles on the chest pull the shoulders forward limiting the ability to rotate in the backswing resulting in decreased stability at the top of the swing, reduced striking distance, and an increased risk of injury.

The golf swing is a complex chain of movements. If one link in the chain has insufficient movement or strength then compensations must be made elsewhere in the body. The consequences of these weak links to the golf swing are:

  • Altered swing path and ball flight
  • Inconsistency
  • Reduced power and distance
  • Injury

Here at Kingston Physiotherapy we will help you identify such weaknesses and find solutions to maximise your performance.

How does golf conditioning work?

Golf Screening detects physical and postural limitations of the golfer, muscle imbalance and therefore prevents injury and helps to achieve peak performance.

Does it apply to all golfers?

Golf Screening is not just for top golfers, it can be applied to all levels from amateur to professional.

So what are the benefits of a heath and fitness programme combined with Golf Screening?

  • Your body will be more prepared for golf performance and therefore you will enhance your game with longer drives, improved accuracy, along with the ultimate goal of helping you to lower your handicap.
  • The programmes will promote injury prevention. Common golfing injuries include golfer’s elbow, shoulder and back pain, along with ankle, knee, foot and sciatica pain.

We provide individuals, corporate and clubs assessment/support package deals.