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As a physical therapist, I believe that everyone should train balance starting as young adults. The benefits of training balance go far beyond the ability to avoid falling. Training balance can strengthen your neuromuscular system, improve the strength in your stability muscles and reduce the risk of injury. Balance is often not included in the focus of training related to …

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Reaching your full potential of movement during your backswing can have a huge impact on the power of your golf swing. It seems that the spine’s ability, or inability, to rotate gets too much credit for being a limitation to finding optimal range. If you find yourself struggling with power, or difficulty with swaying or sliding during your golf swing, …

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I recently sat down with our Head Golf Instructor at the Four Seasons Golf & Sports Club, Jack Daneshmand, to compare what we find most common in each of our practices. For Jack, naming the swing fault he sees most often came very quickly: early extension.  There are multiple physical reasons a golfer may demonstrate early extension, causing inaccurate contact …

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The golf swing requires many movements that come from varying areas of the body. Specifically, the golf swing requires movements to follow a pattern referred to as a kinematic sequence.  Kinematic Sequence  Hips → Trunk → Arms → Club To successfully achieve the kinematic sequence, our bodies must have the ability to separate movements of the joints involved. This is …

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In golf, up to 80 percent of injuries can come from overuse. If we layer on the demands that today’s technology puts on our posture, the neck can quickly become a limitation to your golf swing.  Anatomy  The neck is also known as the cervical spine. It is the top portion of our spine and is comprised of seven vertebral …

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