How Stretch Therapy Improves Your Golf Game
If you are an avid golfer, you can appreciate the importance of having a full range of motion in your swings. This is especially crucial when you are hitting a drive as it requires players to make a full backswing turn.
While many know the key to possessing a full range of motion is through consistent stretching, most players fail to realise that it is the stretch off the course that gives them the extra yardage and prevents long term injuries.
In this article, we explore the importance of stretching and how professional golfers can benefit from stretch therapy.
When you stretch, you are essentially lengthening muscle fibers that provide you with the range of motion that you need to in execute certain motions and movements in sports. Without stretching, these muscles remain short and tight which reduces your ability to perform a full range of motion like turning your torso further in your swings.
But short drive syndrome might be the least of your worries if you are a frequent golfer. The lack of consistent stretching increases your chances of pulling a muscle and injuring yourself long-term.
Some of the common injuries golfers are prone to (other than their elbows) include upper & lower back strains, shoulder tendinitis and wrist injuries just to name a few.
Benefits of Assisted Stretching
There is a myriad of resources online that can provide you the best methods of stretching which some of you will already be familiar with. However, we are all limited by the number and quality of stretches that we can do ourselves.
This is because our muscles are often in a state of tonus, which prevents them from overstretching or sustaining injuries intentionally. Sort of like a subconscious defense mechanism. However, they can be overprotective by restricting us from going deeper into stretches ourselves and locking us out from the benefits of a bigger range of motion
In addition, not every stretch you find online will address an issue you in particular are facing or are even aware of. Through assisted stretching, you can expect a much fuller stretch that we as individuals cannot achieve on our own.
With assisted stretching, our professionals will do the stretching for you to attain better flexibility and mobility safely.
At Stretch Quarters, our stretch therapists are not only experienced practitioners but have also worked with professional golfers to help them achieve their best. Some have even seen significant differences from a single session with us.
Taylor Made Session
Every session with us is always tapered for your goals and performance since every player is built different. We prioritise on addressing the root issue of every individual and what you want to achieve in the long run.
Whether it is to execute a full twist painlessly or achieve more mobility in your shoulders, our professionals can provide deeper stretches and insights on how your body can achieve it.
The road to a flawless swing is different from every player. However, a complete programme catered just for your mobility can be pivotal in setting you up for a hole in one.