The 5 Minute Golf Warm-up Routine to Avoid Injury (Video)

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Warming up before playing any sport is important because without a warm up, you greatly increase the chances of getting injured. Golfers are prone to back injuries because golf is an asymmetrical sport with the top and bottom halves of the body twisting in opposing directions.

In this video Dr. Ted Omura demonstrates five important warm up stretches with Trevor Miller, the Director of Golf at Green Hills Country Club. All total, these five stretches should only take about five minutes to complete and they target the lower back, mid-back & shoulder, hips, rotator cuff, hip flexors, external rotators and hamstrings.

Of course, only you know your own body so if you need to repeat a stretch or need more time to warm up before your golf game, take that extra time to avoid injury. If you feel pain from your golf game or other repetitive movement, ice the area and the pain should be gone within 48 hours. If it lasts longer than that, call your chiropractor or healthcare professional.

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An Overview of Active Release Technique

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

If you are in pain and considering visiting a chiropractor, consider finding a practitioner who is trained in Active Release Technique, or ART. This is a specialized treatment protocol consisting of 500 patented massage-type moves used to relieve pain due to overuse injuries.

Some of the most common conditions that can be healed with ART include back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, knee problems, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, shin splints, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow. Continue Reading…

What is Sports Chiropractic?

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Chiropractic is the science based on the principle that good health comes from having a healthy and well-functioning nervous system. Those who specialize in sports chiropractic treat athletes of all levels, helping them to reach their maximum performance levels as well as treating any injuries they might sustain.

Chiropractors look at the whole body to see how it functions together. Rather than using pain medications or surgery, chiropractors make manual adjustments to a patient’s body, putting the whole body back into alignment.

Some of the most common sports injuries that can be treated with chiropractic care are sprains, pulled muscles, tendinitis and shoulder pain. Joint problems in the ankle, foot, elbow, hand, hip, knee, and wrist can also be treated successfully with chiropractic care.

A Healthy Nervous System

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What is the Graston Technique?

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

The Graston Technique is a modern way to detect and treat areas of chronic inflammation or soft tissue fibrosis (scar tissue). Based on the concept of cross fiber massage, clinicians use specially-designed stainless steel instruments to locate and break up the scar tissue that causes the problem, greatly improving the patient’s range of motion and reducing pain.

Healthy Tissue vs. Injured Tissue

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