Tri Physiotherapy

Golf Performance

“Physiotherapy is not just for when you are in PAIN but for PREVENTION and PERFORMANCE”


Biomechanical Assessment – how well do you move?
Strength Assessment – how strong are you?
Specificity – are you strong and flexible enough for YOUR sport?


Typical Golf Injuries

  • Lower Back
  •  Elbow – Girls are at a higher risk (McCarroll et al)
  •  Hand & Wrist
  •  Shoulder
  •  Knees
“Overuse and poor swing mechanics were found to be the cause of these injuries”
(Batt, 1992; Fradkin et al. 2004; McHardy & Pollard, 2005)


Warm Up!

“Injuries are significantly reduced if players warm up appropriately before playing golf”
(Batt, 1992)
  • Prepare your body mentally & physically
  • Would you run a race without warming up?

Warm Up – The Evidence!

  • 2004: Study where a warm up and conditioning programme was performed by golfers for 7 weeks (4-5 x week). Golf club head speed was measured to track changes.
  • The warm up consisted of:
    • 4 exercises to raise body temp,
    • 9 stretches
    • 30 seconds of air swings with the golf club.
“Golf Head Speed increased by 24% – that’s a decrease in handicap of about 7 shots!
(Fradkin et al. 2004 British Journal of Sports Medicine)

Physio for Optimal Performance

  • By finding out where YOU can improve in strength and flexibility I can…
  1. Treat areas of tightness
  2. Provide a specific conditioning program
  3. Teach you how to warm up properly
  4. Teach you how to stay in good shape
  5. Team up with your coach