Golf season is coming! Believe it or not golf is a physically demanding sport, and therefore golf injuries are very common. As an example, Tiger Woods had back surgery for an injured lower back disc. As physiotherapists, patients often say to us, "please help me, I absolutely have to get back on the golf course, preferably tomorrow". No doubt Tiger will also have physiotherapy. The purpose of this article is to learn some common causes of golf injuries, and learn some injury prevention tips and warm-up exercises.
Let’s stop the confusion. Please use the physiotherapy information in this article as your definitive guide to using heat or cold for an injury or condition.
Why bother exercising? “I’m too busy, I’m not fat, I’ve tried it but my back aches and my feet hurt.” “I would like to exercise my right not to exercise”. We have all heard these statements before, but maybe we can provide some exercise facts that will help motivate you or get you back on track.
Are you sitting comfortably? Now brace yourself and you may want to stand because what comes next may surprise you. Sitting is making us humans sick, giving us pain, and literally killing us.
A person may have a "pain in the butt". A McKenzie physiotherapist may discover that the problem is not the hip or "butt" creating pain, but it is a pinched nerve or bulged disc in the low back. The hip or "butt" area can be treated with massage, laser, acupuncture, etc and it will never get better because the problem is not there.
Maybe you’ve seen these electrical devices to put on your body on the TV infomercials. The public is told that they can build and tone muscle and burn fat. You simply strap the device on your tummy, lay back and relax with a cocktail and watch the fat melt away. Yes, they work to stimulate muscle electrically and you will feel them tingling and making the muscles contract. But that is where the truth ends.
Come meet us at our second location at The Rady JCC Fitness Centre Tues, June 2, from 830 am to 5 pm. We'll be in the lobby by the sports desk. Come try our computerized walking scan and posture scan. Its easy and very cool. Complimentary coffee, drinks and snacks served all day. Let's talk Physiotherapy and health and answer questions.