Golf is a sport that is played all across our country and is especially popular in the state of New York. However, whether you play it at a competitive level, or just use it to socialize, the injuries sustained during this sport can add unnecessary complications to your life. With warmer weather now settling upon us, you don’t want to have to spend time away from the green just because of a nagging injury. To help keep you on the course (and hopefully out of the sandtraps), our team at Advance Physical Therapy can offer you the physical therapy that you need to keep you healthy and active throughout this golf season.
Common Golf Injuries
Throughout a round of golf, various parts of your body are put under mass amounts of stress. This stress leaves you open to a wide range of injuries, some of which can make moving around feel like it’s next to impossible. If you are unfortunate enough to deal with any of the following issues on your quest to hit the greens, our team will be able to assist:
- Back and neck pain.
- Golfer’s elbow.
- Knee pain.
- Rotator cuff irritation.
- Wrist, hand, and finger injuries.
- Foot and ankle injuries.
- Hip problems.
What Is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is an activity-based form of treatment that is perfect for treating a wide range of injuries. The treatment administered is non-invasive and helps to promote healing within an affected area, rather than merely trying to eliminate symptoms. Doing so helps to allow our patients to spend less time injured and more time on the golf course. Examples of what can take place during physical therapy, depending on your injury and severity, may include some of the following:
- Therapeutic stretches.
- Strengthening exercises.
- Balance training.
- Hot and cold therapy.
- Tissue massages and manipulation.
What To Expect
When you come in for a physical therapy appointment, be sure to wear comfortable, athletic clothing, as you’ll be moving around for a good portion of the session. Upon your arrival, our physical therapists will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your injury to determine how much physical activity you can handle during treatment. Once this is done, you’ll be taught how to complete a variety of stretches and exercises that facilitate healing. Recovery time will be different for each patient and injury, but for the optimal results, expect to come in multiple times a week for a few week’s worth of sessions.
Schedule An Appointment
Though many use golf as a leisurely activity and a form of relaxation, you must always be aware of the injuries that can be sustained while playing. When this happens to you, you’ll need to work with a team of professionals that you can trust so that you can make a full recovery. If you’re interested in receiving physical therapy as a means of treatment, make sure you contact our team today!