Look after those hips

October 31, 2018 4:20 pm

In our next installment of our health and fitness advice series we are talking about the hips. If you are having trouble in this area, this article is for you.

Hip problems can develop gradually or suddenly. Knowing the nature of the injury (degenerative, traumatic, mechanical) often leads to an accurate diagnosis. Below are common problems affecting the hip joint:
• bursitis
• referred nerve pain
• osteoarthritis
• tendonitis
• strains (Labral tears)
Having a good range of internal and external rotation in the hips is important to facilitate a full and efficient golf swing. The correct swing includes a chain of events, with an effective weight transfer from your feet, up through your hips and shoulders, and out through your club. Limitations in hip rotation have been shown to be linked with increased lower back pain for golfers.

The stretch here is a great hip stretch to get started. It opens up the hips and helps get that force transfer from the hips up to the club.

Have an existing hip problem already? We have a brand new clinic above reception at Suite 7 and will be happy to help!

Did we mention we have a 20% discount off your initial assessment til 30th November 2018?
Simply call 020 8748 9006 and quote ‘Golf’ at time of booking to claim your discount!

W6 Physiotherapy
Suite 7
World of Golf London
Beverley Way
New Malden
Surrey, KT3 4PH
Tel: 020 8748 9006

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