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Dr. Nick Curry is a chiropractor that is also certified through the highly esteemed Titleist Performance Institute as a medical, fitness, and junior golf wellness professional.  He is the owner of Integrative Health and Sports Performance in Bellbrook and serves at the Team Chiropractor to Wright State and Miami Universities.  To Visit their Website

Poor pelvic control is a common limitation
Pelvic_ControlPoor pelvic control is a common limitation for most golfers.  An anterior (or forward) tilted pelvis is very common amongst people that sit for extended periods of time throughout the day.  One of the most significant consequences to sitting for long periods is that it shortens the hip flexors (muscles in front of the hip).  This tightness, along with other muscular imbalances, will make it extremely difficult to control pelvic motion.  The inability to pelvic tilt is often associated with swing characteristics such as loss of posture, early extension, reverse spine angle, and “S” posture.  In addition to altering golf performance, any of these characteristics will drastically increase the risk for lower back injuries (the most common injury in golfers). 

To work on stretching your hip flexors first get in a staggered kneeling position.  To stretch your right side, have the right knee down and left foot in front.  Have your right knee at an angle out from your body (imagine a kickstand) and, if you can, slightly swing your right foot away from your body as well.  While resting your left forearm on your left thigh, perform a posterior tilt (round the back and try to tuck your hips underneath your body).  Holding this posterior tilt throughout the stretch, gradually start to raise your chest up and slightly push your right hip forward until the stretch increases to the front of the right hip.  Hold for 60 seconds.  Repeat on the other side.  This can be done multiple times throughout the day.

 
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