727 Norristown Rd Building 10, Lower Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania 19002

Back Pain and Golf

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Back Pain and Golf

Back Pain and Golf - Video Explanation


Swinging a golf club naturally involves an incredible amount of force from only one side of the body, unevenly placing pressure on the spine. During the golf swing, the lower back sustains a compressive force of:

  • About 1370 pounds for amateur golfers
  • About 1700 pounds for professional golfers


For comparison, college football players experience a compressive force of about 1950 pounds while hitting a football blocking sled. Approximately 1220 pounds of force are needed for a disc to herniate.


Mechanics of incorrect swing techniques and habits that pose a risk to the spine include:

  • Bending too far to the leading side during the backswing (reverse spine angle), placing excessive force on the lumbar spine.
  • Prolonging the swing by rotating the body beyond its range of motion, increasing the risk of injury
  • Engaging muscles inadequately or engaging the wrong muscles, making the muscles prone to tearing
  • Limited range of motion in the hips and thoracic spine
  • Having weak core muscles, increasing the risk of muscle strain


To schedule a Golf Specific Assessment use this link

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Studies show that dedicating 10% of your practice time to injury prevention and performance can dramatically enhance your physical abilities so you can play better golf.


This will be an 8 Week program beginning on Monday October 23rd and will run until December 11th.


When: Monday Evenings starting on October 23rd

Time: 6pm  

Where: Motivate Fitness – 727 Norristown Road Lower Gwynedd 19002 Building #10

Cost: $199 for all 8 Weeks  



To sign up or for more information please contact me at 215-643-8877 or email me at motivatefitnesspa@gmail.com

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