Shoulder pain is a common complaint with golfers. Most of us do not realize how much shoulder flexibility and range of motion we actually need in order to effectively swing the golf club without pain. There are two tests that we can utilize in order to determine if we are at risk for shoulder injury while playing golf:
Something to note: Shoulder ER in standing or lying on your back is not the same as while standing in golf posture.
If you have difficulty passing either of these tests, you may be compensating in other areas in order to swing properly.
Also, lack of thoracic extension mobility can limit our ability to raise our shoulder into flexion. We may have to address this issue in addition to working on shoulder range of motion and flexibility.
Kevin O’Connor, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
TPI Medical 2 Certified
Owner - Impact Physical Therapy and Performance
Physical Therapist – Laguna Niguel, California
Do you struggle to get through a round without pain?
Are you losing distance on your drive?
If so, your lack of mobility is holding you back!
No more guessing- follow a plan. The guide includes video explanations so you know you are doing the exercises correctly.