The thesis evaluating "The Effects of Manual Osteopathic Techniques on the Immediate Golf Swing" was submitted as a partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Sciences in Osteopathy, National University of Medical Sciences.
The aim of this research was to demonstrate the use of Manual Osteopathic Techniques to improve the golfers’ active mobility and enhance their ability to swing.
The post intervention assessment showed an average improvement of 16.2% in active range of motion. Additionally, 75%-82% of the post intervention results report an increase in the participants ability to position, engage and move different parts of the body during the Setup, Backswing, Downswing and Follow Through.
The results of this study indicate that there is a clear potential of pregame Manual Osteopathic Techniques and supports the possibility of enhancing the golfers’ game through golfer-centred osteopathic protocols, treatments and programmes.