Golf Fitness

Motion is essential for life, a pain free lifestyle and enhanced athletic performance. When our bodies stop moving correctly, they start to break down.

We concern ourselves with joint motion, muscle function and motion patterns.

Joint motion: All joints in your body need to be able to move freely. Joint surfaces should move smoothly – like ice gliding on ice. If joint surfaces become stuck, they start to “rust” (figuratively). This leads to arthritis and joint decay.

Muscle function: Muscles are the movers and levers of your body. When your muscles lose their flexibility, become stiff, go into spasm or loose their ability to contract normally, you no longer are able to move well.

Motion patterns: Most of the movements you do today were originally learned when you were a toddler. Your ability to crawl, walk, sit, stand, squat, lean over, etc. are all controlled by the central nervous system (CNS). These neurological motion patterns are disrupted and altered by injuries, misalignments and abnormal posture.

Our first clinical concern is to evaluate your functional motion and then to uncover and correct any specific motion problems (such as stuck joints, stiff muscles or abnormal motion patterns).

Alignment: Normal alignment is as important to the spine as it is to a suspen¬sion bridge or building. Mechanical engineers know that if a bridge is structurally unsound, it can collapse. If the foundation of a building isn’t level, the building will never be structurally sound. Just like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a crooked spine doesn’t have mechanical stability either.

We all are under the force of gravity, twen¬ty-four hours per day. Excessive gravitational loads placed on the body, due to abnormal structure, will result in too much stress being placed on the bones, joints, muscles and most importantly, the central and peripheral nervous systems. We do a thorough structural analysis of the posture as well as each individual vertebrae plus the sacrum and pelvic bones.

Strength: If your spine and extremities lack strength, it won’t be able to handle the various demands placed upon it via your activities of daily living. The result of which is chronic, nagging pain and re-injuring the same areas over and over again.

In order to stabilize and strengthen the spine, you need a program which is specifically designed to discover and then correct functional weaknesses. In order to accomplish this, we take our patients through a series of functional tests to assess where weak areas may be. Then we prescribe exercises to strengthen those isolated muscle groups which are suspected to be lacking the appropriate degree of strength & stability.

Biomechanical Support: Our office has a technology that scans the feet to analyze for abnormal biomechanical loading. You might have seen something like this on a Dr. Scholl’s commercial. But our methods are much more advanced. Our orthotics aren’t a one-size fits all, generic product that is off the shelf. We prescribe custom molded orthotics which are engineered and crafted specifically for golfers.






Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – Noon & 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
 

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Ultra Golf Fitness
Bethel Park Chiropractor

(412) 212-8880
2409 South Park Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102