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A functional swing demands a fair amount of thorax extension and rotation. When these movements are restricted, the golfers tend to compensate with an excessive lumbar spine extension/rotation, putting unnecessary strain in the area. This swing deficiency is the main cause for lower back pain in golfers. The following limitations are usually at the origin of this swing characteristic.

Trail Thorax Spine Extension/Rotation Mobility Dysfunction, reduced overall thoracic spine flexibility and mobility (more so extension and rotation) and lumbar spine flexion mobility dysfunction, can be at the origin of this swing deficiency. 

Positive tests: “Seated Trunk Rotation”, Lumbar Locked Extension/Rotation, Prone Rocking Test.

Reduced spinal rotation when lower body is stabilised.  Reduced spinal flexibility and  mobility, muscular imbalance, fascial and musculoskeletal restrictions/adhesions in upper body, etc.

Positive “Torso Rotation" Test.

Reduced mobility, stability, coordination and balance of lumbar spine and lead hip (more so extension) can be at the origin of this swing deficiency.

Positive tests: “Pelvic Tilt”, FABER and Modified Thomas Test, Prone Rocking Test.

Core Stability or Motor Control Dysfunction can also be the source of this swing deficiency.

Positive Tests: “Bridge w/ Leg Extension”, Passive Lumbar Locked Extension/Rotation Test, Half Kneeling Narrow Base Test.

Reduced thorax stabilisation, limited spine and hip mobility due amongst others to musculoskeletal imbalance, restrictions, adhesions and conditions such as SI Joint Dysfunction.

Positive “Pelvic Rotation” Test.

Lead Shoulder Flexion Mobility Dysfunction. Poor posture, reduced Latissimus flexibility.

Positive tests: "Lat Test", Shoulder Flexion.


Free your swing!

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.

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