and amateur golfers turn to chiropractic care as one of the best
strategies for maintaining health on and off the course and achieving
the best possible performance, according to The Foundation for
Chiropractic Progress see (www.yes2chiropractic.org), a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of chiropractic.
Household names including Tiger Woods, David Duval, and Padraig
Harrington are just a few of the professional golfers who rely
I know through experience is that I need to keep seeing my chiropractor,
even when I have a few weeks off from golf, says Padraig
Harrington, whose major championships include two British Opens
and the PGA Championship. Getting ongoing chiropractic
care helps me to stay injury-free. It also helps me to deal with
symptoms when they begin, so that they dont turn into bigger
injuries down the road.
D.C., who has worked alongside professional golfers for over
21 years, helping them to reach their full potential with chiropractic
care, treats Harrington. Dr. Richardson has worked on the PGA,
European and Australian Tours, and was the first chiropractor
to be invited to become a member of the European Ryder Cup sports
medicine team, where he has participated on four occasions including
the Belfry, Oakland Hills, K Club and Valhalla GC. He has also
been a member of the International President's Cup sports medicine
common injuries are strains and sprains in the lower back and
neck, and tendonitis affecting the wrists and forearms due to
the repetitive action and overuse syndromes typical of golf,
says Dr. Richardson. These injuries can be prevented by
taking precautionary measures, such as conditioning and proactive
healthcare, both of which are key to optimizing performance for
anyone who plays golf.
He explains that
some of the most common injuries in both professional and amateur
golfers are preventable, adding, It is important to not
only treat these injuries when they happen, but to also maintain
optimal heath though pro-active care such as chiropractic, soft
tissue therapies and physical therapy.
points out that a multi-disciplinary approach is key for many
professional golfers, including care and treatment from physical
therapists, sports medical doctors, podiatrists, psychologists,
acupuncturists, massage therapists and of course chiropractors.
professionals ensure the overall well-being of golfers so that
they can play at the top of their game, he concludes. Golfers
who access treatment by a chiropractor with multidisciplinary
experience will experience fewer injuries, perform better, and
achieve greater results. Restoring and improving skeletal and
joint mobility with associated skeletal and joint stability is
a focus of chiropractic treatment.
The Foundation for Chiropractic
Progress is a 501c6 corporation that represents a cross section
of the chiropractic and vendor communities with the goal of increasing
the publics awareness of the benefits of chiropractic.