Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights make a left.
We could go on and on with Caddyshack quotes and golf jokes but we will spare you! The weather is warming up and so are our golfers. Today we check in with two of Concierge Orthopedics’ own golfers. They also happen to be Titleist Performance Institute certified physical therapists.
Dr. Maggie McInturff leads us through two of her best exercises for improving trunk rotation in your swing.
Use an anchored resistance band with feet staggered. Face the anchor, pull arm back as you rotate your trunk.
Place golf club across your upper back and hold in place with your hands as you rotate to each side.
Repeat with hips hinged.
Challenge: Perform hip hinge trunk rotation with one leg placed on a stool behind you.
Low back pain with your golf swing? Dr. Cagliuso has some ideas!
Increased stiffness and decreased core strength in the low back can cause one of the several swing characteristics. You can have a C shaped or S shaped spine depending on rounding or extension of the back.
Cat/Camel stretch starts on your hands and knees. Arch your back and lift your head and bottom while maintaining knees on ground. Hold for 2-3 seconds and repeat for 10 reps.
Lie on your back with knees bent for pelvic tilts. Flatten the curve of your back to the floor by contracting your abdominal muscles. Hold 2-3 seconds for 10 reps.
Challenge: Hold pelvic tilt position while sliding one foot down and back. Switch to second leg!
Check out Dr. McInturff’s video for examples! Reach out to her in Virginia or Dr. Adam Cagliuso in New York for more tips.