Category Archive: Golf

Apr
27

Pre-Season Golf Tips – Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 After a long winter, spring is finally in the air as indicated by the number of golf enthusiasts as seen in the past few weeks at Pine Hill’s Golf Club in Taylor, PA. However, it is important to remember that without proper warmup and preparation, the risk of injury can increase …

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Apr
20

Pre-Season Golf Tips – Part 1 of 2

PRE-SEASON GOLF TIPS: Part 1 of 2 After a long winter, spring is finally in the air as indicated by the number of golf enthusiasts seen in the parking lot at Pine Hill’s Golf Club in Taylor, PA in the past few weeks. However, it is important to remember that without proper warmup and preparation, …

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Apr
14

Golfing with Lower Back Pain: Part 2 of 2

Photo 1 - Ping Ultralight Sunday Bag

Every day someone comes to our office with lower back pain (LBP). Often, the person’s primary complaint is that they cannot perform an important daily activity (work, clean, cook, run) because of back pain. However, no group of patients with lower back pain is more eager to recover and return to unrestricted activity than golfers. …

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Apr
07

Golfing with Lower Back Pain. Part 1 of 2

Photo 1: Shoulder Overhead Stretch

Every day someone comes to our office with lower back pain (LBP). Often, the person’s primary complaint is that they cannot perform an important daily activity (work, clean, cook, run) because of back pain. However, no group of patients with lower back pain is more eager to recover and return to unrestricted activity than golfers. …

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Jun
03

Golf With Hip or Knee Replacements

Osteoarthritis  slowly develops in the weight-bearing joints, most commonly in the hip  and knee, creating pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of function. There  are many nonsurgical options such as: rest, weight loss, medication,  physical therapy, steroid injections, and viscosupplementation (SynviscR)  injections. However, when conservative measures fail, surgical intervention,  such as a joint replacement, becomes the …

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Mar
23

Hamstring Injuries Common in Spring Sports and Cool Temperatures: Part 2 of 2

Last week we presented the definition, cause and symptoms of hamstring strains while this week will be dedicated to diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

May
15

Injury Prevention and Safety for Spring and Summer Sports

Soon summer will be here. It is that time of year when kids begin playing summer sports and attending summer sports camps. It is also a time when injury rates are high due to extreme temperatures, poor conditioning, and poor hydration. One concern I have always had was the fact that well-intended coaches did not always have the information or staff to have an effective plan to prevent or manage injuries.

May
15

Golf with Hip and Knee Replacements

The outcomes for active people continue to improve with advances in technology, prosthetic materials and new techniques. As a result, many active people are eager to use there new joint to continue their active lifestyle. The ability to remain active while not compromising the integrity of the new joint continues to be the source of some controversy. It will be the purpose of this column to review the literature and make recommendations to safely return to golf with a hip and knee replacement.

May
10

Speed golf for fun and fitness

Having fun while getting fit are some of the most common concerns patients express to me about exercise. How long will it take? How many calories will I burn? How can I make it fun? Well, there is a new sport that may allow for fun and fitness in a time-efficient manner – Speed Golf!