Mobility vs Stability in a Golfer’s Body

Many common golf swing faults can be traced back to the body’s inability to move and/or stabilise correctly. For example, it is often found that the hip joints and thoracic (middle) spine are limited in mobility or stiff. This means that the lower back will compensate and sacrifice stability to obtain more mobility. This abnormal motion in the lower back can be one of the main causes of disc and facet joint injuries in the lower back. In addition, the two most common findings in male golfers that can be detrimental to their golf swing are limited thoracic spine and limited hip mobility. This may be why lower back injuries are so common in golf

The Titleist Performance Institute’s (TPI) Philosophy of the Human Body: The Mobility/Stability Alternating Pattern

“The body works in an alternating pattern of stable segments connected by mobile joints. If this pattern is altered – dysfunction and compensation will occur.”

 

 

 

 

Come and see our Physiotherapist, Bonnie (TPI certified) at Bend + Mend in Sydney’s CBD for a Golf Physiotherapy Assessment and TPI Screening to reveal any injuries or limitations that may be affecting your golf swing.

Bonnie Broomfield

About Bonnie Broomfield

Bonnie graduated in 2013 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy. Born and raised in Sydney, she loves her sport, particularly Netball, and is always keen to try new sports and other outdoor activities - her latest being Golf with her Golf Pro fiancé. Bonnie has a special interest in Women's Health and has completed post graduate courses through the Women's Health Training Associates (WHTA). Bonnie has also progressed her learning and skills with courses in Clinical Pilates, including Matwork, Equipment and Pre and Post Natal Pilates, Titleist Performance Institute Certification Level 1, Sports Level 1 and Dry Needling. She is passionate about helping people get back in control of their own bodies and reach their goals through using both manual therapy techniques and exercise.

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