If you’re looking for game-changing golf swing tips, exercises for golfers that can be done anywhere and treatment protocol for common golf injuries, pull up a chair; you’re going to want to be sitting down for this.
The ultimate golf swing trainer
Whether you play golf or treat golfers (or both), you understand the mental and physical demands of the sport. You also know how important proper mechanics are in both the success of the swing and overall longevity in the game. Lindsay Becker PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, CGFI-M3 works with golfers of all levels at Buckeye Performance Golf day in and day out. She’s spent her career training these athletes with a variety of TheraBand products to develop healthy, flawless mechanics that give them an undoubtable edge over the competition.
“When it comes to performance in golf, we need adequate flexibility, good control and stability of our own body, but then we also need some strength and some power,” said Becker. “While everyone wants to get straight to the power and speed, a lot of times people aren’t actually ready to be doing that yet. We need to make sure they have an adequate range of motion of our main points of rotation so compensatory movement patterns don’t form throughout training.”
Do you know how to swing a golf club? Think again.
Becker’s approach fine-tunes a player’s golf game by targeting the specific motions and muscles that are used on the course. By solidifying every step of the swing from stance to the follow through, she creates a wholistic base of stable movement patterns. Ready to learn exactly how she does it? Dive into the ultimate, five-part crash-course below and take your golf fitness to the next level!
Common dysfunctions that can affect your golf swing
A single golf swing utilizes the entire body. Learn why these specific regions are key in successful swings and how you can maximize the stability and mobility of the body.
- Thoracic Mobility
- Hip Mobility
- Ankle Mobility
- Core Stability
- Glute Stability
- Scapular Stability
Golf exercises to improve your swing
Becker’s innovative golf workouts are not only effective, but they can be done anywhere with inexpensive, portable products. No matter your level of expertise, you’ll undoubtedly benefit from her expert fitness routine recommendations!
- Warm Up (Part 1)
- Warm Up (Part 2)
- Warm Up (Part 3)
- Stork Turn Exercise
- Hip Hinge Exercise
- Backswing Drill
- TheraBand Exercise Ball Swing
- TheraBand Soft Weight Swing
- Quadruped Drill
- Coil Assist
- TheraBand Rocker Board Swing
- TheraBand Stability Training Progression
Low back pain treatments for golfers
The most common injury Becker sees in her golfers is low back pain from overuse or poor mechanics. Take control with these treatment options!
Elbow pain treatment for golfers
Tennis elbow in golf?! We’re afraid so. Learn why lateral epicondylitis is so prevalent and the best ways to eliminate the pain.
Hip pain treatments for golfers
In this portion, Becker outlines the various mechanics of the golf swing that can lead to lateral, anterior and posterior hip pain and how to treat each.
- What are the Causes?
- Hip Flexor Stretch
- Starfish Exercise
- Kinesiology Taping Technique
- Single-Leg Hip Abduction Exercise