Posture, fitness, and flexibility are critical factors in health and fitness and to avoid sports injury especially in golf.
The achievements of professional golfers like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Lorena Ochoa highlight a new athleticism associated with a sport that was once considered “leisurely.” Golfers today, amateurs and professionals alike, are training to be stronger and more flexible, capable of far powerful swings than ever before.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), awareness of proper posture and the importance of fitness and flexibility are just as important for weekend golfers as they are for professional athletes. Most athletes, including golfers spend thousands of dollars each year on new and improved equipment, but the most important piece of equipment is the human body.
There are over 35 million people that play golf in the United States alone. Golfers need to take the time to work at their game and their conditioning if they want to excel in the game. The physical therapists of Absolute Physical Therapy and Fitness in Houston, TX can assess the physical abilities and provide individualized training programs for golfers. These programs are aimed to address muscle imbalances, body mechanics, strength, posturing and cardiovascular fitness.
Just like any professional sport, there has been a significant increase in injuries among professional golfers, primarily because of the increased physical stress and intense training associated with the sport. Strength, flexibility, and endurance are just as important as exceptional driving distance and keen putting skills.
It is now the norm, not the exception, for professional and non-professional men and women golfers to work with physical therapists to improve these factors. For golfers to improve their swings, it is vital that these programs be tailored to their individual skills and Absolute Physical Therapy and Fitness in Houston, TX can help. There are certain types of training that may actually hinder – not help – athletes.
What works for someone else may not work for you!
Call us today at Absolute Physical Therapy and Fitness in Houston TX to find out what you are missing in your training as you aim to excel at your sport. We can help condition you for all sports, not just golf.
Our physical therapists at Absolute Physical Therapy and Fitness in Houston, TX work with individuals in all sports. Call us today to see what you are missing to help you improve your game (and your swing)!