EXCESSIVE SPINE SIDE BENDING
The following limitations are usually at the origin of this swing characteristic.
When a player has a lead Thorax Extension/Rotation Mobility Dysfunction, he or she will tend to excessively side bend the spine to compensate for this limitation.
Positive Lumbar Locked Extension/Rotation Test.
A lead Hip Internal Rotation Mobility Dysfunction can prevent the player from rotating their lower body in the downswing, causing them to sideband instead. This can also cause them to slide, instead of rotate, forcing the spine into excessive side bend away from the target.
Positive Tests: Seated and Prone Hip Rotation.
A trail Hip Extension Mobility Dysfunction can also be at the origin of this swing deficiency.
Positive Tests: FABER, Modified Thomas Test.
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Postureffect programs are designed to help increase your mobility, stability and balance by decreasing amongst others, fascial and musculoskeletal restrictions, dysfunctional patterns of movement (ex. scapulothoracic rhythm), adhesions and musculoskeletal imbalance (ex. upper and lower crossed syndrome).
In order to offer you a more complete, functional and wholistic treatment plan, we partner with like-minded Medical Practitioners, Golf Professionals and Physical Trainers that are able to focus on the aspects that need to be addressed but we don't specialise in.