The sun is shining in Colorado again and temperatures are climbing out of winter snow territory. This means that golf season is quickly approaching, or maybe already here for many people throughout the state. Over the years, the game has gained popularity throughout the United States. In fact, over 24 million people reported they golfed in 2019/2020. Thanks to the global pandemic, these numbers are likely to increase as many people look for activities that allow them to exercise while easily maintaining social distancing requirements. Many athletes of other sports who try their hands at golf find it uniquely frustrating and challenging. Many people look all over to find the best golf tips and advice whether for the beginner or a regular on the greens. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont have perhaps the best tip to help you with your golf game at every level. We know you’re wondering, “how can chiropractic care help me with my golf game?” Read on to find out!
CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP ME WITH MY GOLF GAME?
Absolutely, yes! The best-kept secret in golf isn’t about the clubs you use or the balls you hit. Everyone who golfs the first time experiences the same shocking realizations – it’s more challenging than it appears and it’s a harder workout on your body than it seems like it should be. Every regular golfer will tell you that the most important thing to learn in golf is the correct posture and mechanics for your body. Even the slightest change in your stance, approach, or swing can cause the ball to slice or fade in ways you didn’t expect.
With this in mind, imagine spending hours practicing and dialing in your swing. Excited to see your hard work come to fruition, you head out to the links the very next day. You set the ball on the tee at the first hole brimming with confidence despite being a little sore from your practice. Imagine your practiced approach and solid stance. Now imagine that perfectly practiced swing as you tee off. Unfortunately, if you’re like most people your ball went careening off in an unintended direction leaving you feeling a bit frustrated. At this point, most golfers can’t figure out what changed between one day and the next. However, many chiropractors can spot the change quickly.
SO WHAT CHANGED?
Your body changed! After practicing for multiple hours to perfect your game, your muscles betrayed you. This isn’t because they’re bad or because you’ve done anything wrong, what’s most likely is that your muscles were tense and can very easily have pulled your body out of alignment. When the spine is out of alignment, the connection between brain and body is not at its’ optimum. Golf is particularly unforgiving because the game relies so heavily on repeatable body mechanics acting on such a small ball. If your body is out of alignment it could be causing minute changes in your swing that you may not notice. These minute changes create drastic effects on your drive from the tee box. In fact, body’s that are severely misaligned can have effects on your height, range of motion, or even the length of your legs. There is ample research evidence which reveals better accuracy and distance of drive after adjustments. One particular study can be found HERE
SO BASICALLY, CHIROPRACTIC CARE CAN HELP WITH MY GOLF GAME?
You got it! Nearly every professional golfer and many amateur golfers procure the services of an experienced chiropractor. An experienced chiropractor helps the muscles stay loose and the body stay in alignment. These benefits allow your brain and your body to train with an optimal range of motion in your swing and greatly increase your likelihood of success on the greens. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont specialize in chiropractic care for athletes of all levels and all sports, including golf. We treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance!
Contact us to schedule your appointment today and don’t forget we also offer massages! Our doctors, massage therapists, and staff are dedicated to ensuring you receive the holistic treatment you need! If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our office today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!