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Preventing Hand, Wrist, Forearm and Elbow Golf-Related Injuries

Preventing Hand, Wrist, Forearm and Elbow Golf-Related Injuries

The golf swing greatly relies on repetitive and coordinated arm motions to generate club head speed and to square the club head at impact.  Overuse injuries of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow are common in golfers but can be minimized with education. As discussed...

Could the Pandemic have caused Your Neck and Back Pain?

Could the Pandemic have caused Your Neck and Back Pain?

Who would have ever thought isolating workers out of their offices would have lasted as long as it has?   While many workers have returned to their offices, some will be asked to continue to work from home indefinitely or at least part-time.   While workers were sent...

Can My Address Posture Influence My Backswing?

Can My Address Posture Influence My Backswing?

Have you ever received advice on a topic, pondered the concept briefly and filed it in your memory in the “it is nice to know but I am not going to implement it now” file?  Time ticks away and at a later date some thought or action triggers this advice to be recalled...

Golf:  Keeping Yourself in The Game

Golf: Keeping Yourself in The Game

Golf is a sport requiring the same body movement to be performed repetitively throughout the game and at the practice range.  Only putting gives us a break from the motion pattern. The average golfer’s score is approximately 100 for 18 holes and is most likely...

How is Power Generated in the Golf Swing?

How is Power Generated in the Golf Swing?

Who would have thought the Physics 101 class that you were required to take in school could have helped you generate more distance with your golf game?  The lab section of the course would have been more interesting if it had included a trip to the driving range....

8 Minutes to Improved Golf Performance

8 Minutes to Improved Golf Performance

Last minute obligations at home or work have made you arrive at the golf course later than planned.  You come racing into the golf course parking with barely enough time to change your shoes, grab your golf clubs, check in and head for the first tee.  Your best...

What are your “Core” Muscles and Why are They so Important?

What are your “Core” Muscles and Why are They so Important?

The "core" of your body is the center of your body from which your arms, legs and head extend.  The spine, rib cage, pelvis and all the muscles connecting these areas form the center/core of the body.  Muscles in this region are considered the core muscles.  These are...

Can Men get Osteoporosis?

Can Men get Osteoporosis?

It is estimated that ten million Americans have osteoporosis.  Twenty percent of that number are men affected by the disease.  Unfortunately, a high percentage of American men think of the disease as only a concern for women and they also fail to realize medical...

Are You Ready to Stop Smoking?

Are You Ready to Stop Smoking?

CONSIDER STOPPING USING TOBACCO PRODUCTS Persuading a tobacco smoker to quit typically takes a group effort.   The person knows many of the health risks of smoking and has to want to stop for themselves, their family and friends.   It is an addictive habit with...

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