Dr. Dean Klingenberg uses the rehabilitative strength and fitness concepts of his Titleist Performance Institute certification in his office through their screening, assessment and exercise prescription protocols. Every golfer has a different swing as well as different faults in that swing. Dr. Klingenberg’s experience in chiropractic spine/extremity adjusting, sports and rehabilitative techniques allows him to work with a variety of different golfers to identify the weakness in their swing and correct it in the most efficient way.
Properly aligned and mobile extremity joints, such as the wrist, elbow, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles are essential to the golf swing as well as for the maximum execution of every athletic movement. Golfer’s and athletes who utilize the TPI program will benefit from increased strength and mobility, injury prevention and increased distance to their drives – resulting in optimal golf performance.
The very nature of the game of golf suggests a good match for players with chiropractic care. Golfing can involve considerable strain on the spine. Golfers need to move from a standing position quickly to club head speeds, requiring good posture, balance, and the ability to rotate the spine properly. Poor posture can create exaggerated or flattened spinal curves that can seriously affect swing performance. In fact, Tom Ward, PGA Golf Instructor, says, “Over 50% of all golfers will experience some sort of pain due to poor posture and the problems that arise from loss of proper curves in the spine.”
By working with your spinal range of motion, chiropractic care can help correct golf injuries, maintain performance, and improve the posture needed to perform a good golf swing. When the chiropractor aligns all the vertebrae, the spine can move better. An individualized treatment plan including chiropractic adjustments, specific rehabilitation exercises and muscle techniques may make a significant difference in your overall performance and enjoyment of the sport.
You do not need to be a professional golfer to reap the benefits of chiropractic care. Stiff joints and a weak back not only mess with the golf game, but can be the very issues that end up causing an injury.
If you have ever strained your back during a golf game, you are not alone. It’s estimated of the 30 million golfers in the United States have experienced back pain.
Golfers are increasingly finding chiropractic care to be a valuable tool to help them deal with back injuries. We can help injured golfers get off the couch and back on the green.