Get Fit For Golf
with 3 Way Healthcare
A personally designed assessment and exercise programme aimed to improve your golf performance and prevent injury.
Most golfers will either suffer a back injury or be restricted in playing golf due to back, neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist pain. Improving mobility and muscle balance can help prevent these problems.
Good postural control, spinal mobility and muscle balance will not only improve your swing, but prevent injuries. Video analysis of your body movements can highlight problems and develop an exercise programme to rectify them.
Jacky Davey has completed specific golf rehabilitation courses and the clinic is affiliated to the Canadian “Get Fit for Golf Programme” specifically designed to improve golfers’ performance through improved health.
The programme consists of an in depth analysis of golf swing and body movements, followed by an exercise programme tailored to you alone. It takes place over 2 half hour sessions after which you will be given a disk of the video to play on your home computer, supplemented by an exercise sheet for your reference.
Getting fit for golf – rather than using golf to get fit – will improve your performance and enjoyment of the game.
1. Common Problems
Back pain is a common complaint among golfers – and there are key factors to watch out for to ensure you minimise the risk of injury – and maximise your game:
- Previous occupational and domestic injuries that are aggravated by golf, e.g. prolonged sitting in a car or at a desk; poor seating at home; gardening or poor lifting techniques
- Prolonged bending during practise
- Prolonged practising
- Weak muscle groups related to golf e.g. abdominal muscles, Latissimus dorsi and lower Trapezius
- Predisposing pathology e.g. arthritis, disc lesions, history of back pain
- Excessively forceful movements during the follow-through stage in your swing
- Constant flexing and straightening up after taking your shot
- Picking up practise balls without bending your knees
- Slow competition e.g. prolonged standing while waiting for the group who are playing the hole in front
- Poor lifting, handling and assembling techniques with golf bag and buggy
- Repeated twisting component involved in swing geometry
- Most notably, not carrying out preventative stretches prior, during and after playing golf.
3 Way Healthcare’s Get Fit for Golf programme comprises individually tailored assessments and exercises. Having PGA-standard training, our specialist practitioners are experts in this field.
The programme consists of an in depth analysis of golf swing and body movements, followed by an exercise programme tailored to you alone. It takes place over 2 half hour sessions after which you will be given a disk of the video to play on your own home computer, supplemented by an exercise sheet for your reference.
- Video analysis of your spinal movement patterns and your golf swing
- Computer analysis of the video
- Identification of problem areas (stiffness, weakness and hypermobility)
- Selection of specific exercises related to these problems
The above assessment and exercises are then copied onto a disk for you to keep and play through on your home computer.
We can also:
- Work with your Club Pro to enable him/her to coach you in avoiding problem areas
- Instigate a treatment programme to alleviate any existing injuries or mobilise stiff areas
- Reassess you at a later date so you can see the changes and improvements.
Providing individual and group assessments, plus informative lectures for your Club, if you enjoy Golf, we can help you get the max out of your game.
3. How to Participate
These are held at our Woodley clinic at a time convenient to you. The assessment consists of two 30 minute sessions for a fee of £115. (For clients travelling some distance, it may be possible to arrange a 1 hour session.)
These can take place at your golf club and would be tailored to the number of participants. We would require a room with some privacy and should be large enough to swing a golf club. Please enquire about fees.
In addition, we would be happy to come to your club and give a lecture demonstrating the programme and a selection of the exercises. The presentation lasts approximately 1 hour, and is free of charge to the club.
For more information:
Telephone our Woodley clinic to speak with Jacky Davey in person about your requirements, or submit the enquiry form on this page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.