6 Dec 2017

Shoulder Pain! Have I Torn My Rotator Cuff?

Your rotator cuff is a group of four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor) that surrounds the Glenohumeral joint in your shoulder. The Glenohumeral joint is the joint that connects your humerus (upper arm bone) to your scapula (shoulder blade) via a ball and socket joint. To enable a large range of motion at […]

28 Feb 2017

Chicken Winging In The Golf Swing

What is “Chicken Winging in the Golf Swing”? Chicken Winging is the inability to keep the lead elbow extended through the impact area. This swing characteristic makes it difficult to develop speed or power and tends to put excessive force on the outside of the elbow joint. It is quite common for golfers with chicken […]

7 Jan 2017

Hanging Back In The Golf Swing

Hanging back  in the golf swing is when a golfer does not shift their weight correctly back onto the front side on the downswing, usually resulting in a lack of power and the inability to create a consistent strike on the golf ball. Golfers tend to hang back on their back leg and spine through […]

1 Nov 2016

Reverse Spine Angle in the Golf Swing

When it come to the golf swing, what do we mean by “Reverse Spine Angle”? A Reverse Spine Angle is any excessive upper body backward bend or excessive left (for right handed golfers) upper body side bend during the backswing. This swing characteristic makes it difficult to perform the proper sequence of the downswing and […]

7 Oct 2016

Slide In The Golf Swing

A ‘slide’ in a golf swing is any excessive lower body sideways movement towards the target during the downswing. This swing characteristic makes is very difficult to stabilise your lower body during the downswing, which will eventually reduce the upper body’s ability to generate a sufficient amount of power and speed through impact. The upper […]

1 Sep 2016

Sway In The Golf Swing

A ‘sway’ in a golf swing is any excessive lower body sideways movement away from the target during the back-swing. This sideways movement forces the golfer’s weight to the outside of their back foot and as a result makes it very difficult to develop a proper weight shift during transition and the downswing. Without proper […]

27 Jul 2016

Over The Top In The Golf Swing

“Over The Top” is one of the most common swing characteristics among high handicap golfers and is usually due to overuse of the upper body during the downswing. This results in the club being thrown outside of the intended swing plane, with the club head approaching the ball in an out-to-in-motion. This creates a pull […]

28 Jun 2016

Early Extension In Your Golf Swing?

What do we mean when we describe people having “Early Extension” in their golf swing? Well, “early extension” occurs when the hips and spine of a golfer start to straighten up too early, which can be seen when the pelvis moves closer to the ball on the downswing. Early extension causes the upper body to […]

1 Jun 2016

Don’t Let These Five Injuries Surprise You

Sometimes when a patient comes in with a painful such-and-such, we both know why it started; they’d done something a bit risky (as we all do sometimes) and this time they’re paying a price. C’est la vie. At other times, we’re both a little surprised because there’s no clear trigger for why this pain sparked […]

29 Apr 2016

Flat Shoulder Plane In The Golf Swing

What is Flat Shoulder Plane in the Golf Swing? The correct set up position requires the player to forward bend at the hips, which means the spine is tilted forwards. In an ideal swing, the shoulders turn perpendicular to the tilted spine during the backswing. Flat shoulder plane is when the shoulders turn on a […]