Golf Swing Injuries

Johnny Yiu, physiotherapist, discusses how an asymmetrical swing can result in injury and Golf Swing Injuries.

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Johnny Yiu, physiotherapist, discusses how an asymmetrical swing can result in injury and Golf Swing Injuries.
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Featuring: Johnny Yiu, BHK, MPT
Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic Video Title: Golf Swing Injuries
Duration: 1 minute, 31 seconds

In golfers, in a right-handed golfer, that left hip has to take a lot of adduction and flexion extension forces, and it needs to prevent that twisting of the hips through the golf swing.

Irrespectively, in a left-handed golfer it would be the right hip.  Pelvic malalignment or  leg length discrepancies may also play a factor in these asymmetries and imbalances of the muscles and ligaments as well. If you’re interested in preventative measures for hip pain, there are numerous things that can be done.

An adequate warm-up before going onto the course is very important in preventing strain on that hip starting with swings at a 50 percent level or half swings can be helpful in warming those tissues up before doing your maximal 100 percent effort.

Stretches once your muscles are warm to help lengthen and lubricate the joint, can also help prevent this strain that will be seen on the 18 holes that you’re going to play.

If people have inquiries about how to prevent hip pain or the proper exercises to do or even a proper golf swing technique in preventing the strain of the hip, you should contact your local physiotherapist or sport med doctor to guide you in this manner.

Presenter: Mr. Johnny Yiu, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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