Golfer’s shoulder is a common injury in golf. Golf is a unique sport that is highly dependant on upper body movement. as each shoulder must do an opposite movement and very specific manoeuvre during the swing. The lead shoulder is most often injured as it is often stretched across the body during backswings. This may affect the non- leading shoulder. Pre-existing conditions, such as shoulder impingement, rotator cuff pathology, shoulder blade dysfunction and arthritis may increase the severity of golfer’s shoulder symptoms.
Symptoms can include:
Your physiotherapist will start by assessing you and will:
Based on the findings, your physiotherapist will assist with symptom management and return to activity with some of the following treatment techniques:
Carl Petersen, BScPT, is a partner and physiotherapist at City Sports & Physiotherapy clinic in Vancouver. He has treated and trained athletes and weekend warriors worldwide from a variety of sports keeping them Fit to Play™ & Perform for over 30 years. Carl is an internationally recognized and sought-after speaker. He is regularly found educating physicians, physiotherapists, coaches, and athletes around the world on the principles of keeping Fit to Play™. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Physiotherapy Association of BC “Award of Excellence for Clinical Contribution”. He has written over 300 articles and co-authored a number of books, DVD’s and other training resources including the just released Fit to Play™ Golf-Improve Fitness & Lower Your Score.
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