How to Avoid Golf-Related Injuries

The following article is authored by Lia Wodraska, BodyWise Personal Trainer, certified CHEK Practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach. A link to the  original text can be found here: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/53618730-80/injury-shoulder-wodraska-body.html.csp   It’s March, the time of year when — just like spring bulbs — golfers emerge from their winter shelters with fantasies of a blooming game. It also means an increase in golf-related injuries, namely in the low back, wrist, elbow and shoulder. But many injuries can be prevented with proper stretching. While nongolfers may think the sport is just a walk in the park, golf is physically taxing on the body. The average male golfer swings a club between 80 and 90 mph; female golfers swing 60 to 70 mph. At that speed — and done repeatedly for several hours — it’s important to be able to rotate your body sufficiently. If not, an injury is inevitable. Injury prone » If your shoulders [...]