There is a blind spot in the golf community. A dynamic that rings too true in the ears of most.
If it’s one thing we can agree on as practitioners of the game, it’s that we are all striving for the same thing: to get better. Almost every golfer is passionate about improving their golf game. It’s the heart of the sport. Lower your score and improve your handicap. The biggest issue I see (and here’s the blind spot) is that most people want to get better by simply playing more and buying the latest and greatest equipment. They end up investing absolutely nothing in the most important piece of equipment they will ever have… their body.
This negligence is expanded by the generally held perception that if their is no pain everything must physically be fine. Actions are rarely made in order to prevent injury and usually in desperation when the person is already experiencing pain. It’s how a lot of medicine works. Treat the symptoms, until you feel better. I can tell you there is a better way.
In reality, a lot of injury inviting tendencies can be detected and corrected before getting to the injury and pain state. Chiropractic care regularly models this kind of mentality of prevention and strengthening treatment. And now with the Titleist Performance Institute training, certifying and recognizing Chiropractors, PT’s and MD’s in their program, we are able to detect an individual’s faults in terms of both body function and golf swing.
One of the interesting things about doing these swing fault analyses, is that they translate so easily into the field of chiropractic care. I could look at someone’s swing and pretty accurately tell them where their weak links in the body are. And I could just as easily evaluate their body and know how they may swing or what kind of swing faults they more than likely have. Both of these things help me to improve a body’s functionality and a person’s well being, not to mention their game. This work truly goes hand in hand.
Until you invest in your health and body’s functionality, you are literally just an injury waiting to happen. For so many people Murphy’s Law kicks in about Spring time when their getting itchy to go play. They end up injuring something that causes a wasted golf season. I see it too often. With that, start thinking about how you want to invest in your health and prepare your body this winter with our Dr. Maxwell Golf Brain Body Swing Connection packages. Check us out at drmaxwellgolf.com