According to the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, (August, 2000), golfers have learned that chiropractic can both improve their game and speed recovery from injuries. Tom La Fountain, DC, DABCO, has toured with the PGA. He states that up to 85% of the injuries on the PGA Tour and Senior Tour are spinal because golfing puts a great deal of stress on the spine. About 70 to 75% of those golfers receive regular chiropractic treatment.
Fitness and balance are key ways to improve one’s golf game. Professional golfers tend to be in shape all year long. Some pros stretch as much as two hours each day. Chiropractic care can give balance. A balanced foundation is essential for initiation of movement during the golf swing, and a golfer needs a firm foundation to effectively develop force, accuracy, speed, and consistency.
Proper nutrition also plays a role. Adequate essential fatty acids, calcium and magnesium help keep muscles relaxed. Glucosamine and chondroitan sulfates can help with degenerative changes.