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Do you plan on golfing this season?

As the warm weather approaches, we know that many of you are looking forward to getting back out on the golf course. But before you start swinging, it’s essential to warm up properly to prevent injury and improve your game. In this newsletter, we’ll provide you with some useful tips to help you prepare for your next round of golf.
Tips to help you prepare for your next round of golf.
  • Start with a cardio warm-up: Begin with some light cardio exercise, such as walking, jogging, or cycling, for 5-10 minutes to get your heart rate up and increase blood flow to your muscles.
  • Stretch: After cardio, stretch your muscles to improve flexibility and prevent injury. Focus on stretching your hips, shoulders, back, and legs, holding each stretch for 15-30 seconds.
  • Practice golf swings: Do some practice swings to help loosen up your muscles and improve your swing mechanics. Start with some slow, easy swings and gradually increase the speed and intensity.
  • Do some exercises: Incorporate exercises that target the muscles used in golf such as the core, glutes, and hips. Examples include lunges, squats, planks, and bridges.
  • Use resistance bands: Resistance bands are a great tool for golfers to help improve flexibility, strength, and balance. Use them to perform exercises such as lateral band walks, standing rotations, and diagonal chops.
  • Stay hydrated: Don’t forget to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your round to stay hydrated.

By following these warm-up tips, you can help reduce the risk of injury and improve your performance on the golf course.

At MechPhysio, we offer a range of services to help you stay healthy and active. If you experience any pain or discomfort while playing golf or any other activity, please don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment. We’re always here to help you feel your best. Thank you for your continued trust and support, and we look forward to seeing you soon
Your MechPhysio stretch for the weekend is: The Knee to Wall Calf Stretch!
  • The knee-to-wall calf stretch is an effective stretch that targets the calf muscles and can provide the following benefits:
  • Increases flexibility: This stretch helps increase the flexibility of the calf muscles, which can improve overall lower body mobility.
  • Reduces tightness: Tight calves can lead to discomfort and pain in the lower legs and feet. This stretch helps to reduce calf tightness and can alleviate related symptoms.
  • Prevents injuries: Tight calves can also increase the risk of injuries such as ankle sprains and plantar fasciitis. By regularly stretching the calf muscles, you can help prevent such injuries.
  • Enhances athletic performance: Improved calf flexibility and mobility can help athletes perform better and prevent injuries, especially in sports that require running, jumping, or quick changes of direction.
  • Improves circulation: Stretching can improve blood flow to the muscles and tissues, helping to reduce inflammation and promote healing

Overall, the knee-to-wall calf stretch is a simple and effective stretch that can benefit anyone, regardless of age or fitness level.

Your MechPhysio stretch for the weekend is: The Knee to Wall Calf Stretch!
  • Find a wall and stand facing it. Your feet should be hip-width apart, and your toes should be pointing straight ahead.
  • Take a step forward with one foot, about 12 inches away from the wall.
  • Plant your foot firmly on the ground and keep your heel flat.
  • Place your hands on the wall at shoulder height.
  • Keep your back leg straight and move it back until your heel touches the ground.
  • Bend your front knee while keeping your back leg straight and your heel on the ground.
  • Lean your body forward toward the wall, keeping your hands on the wall for support.
  • Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds.
  • Release the stretch and repeat on the other leg.