There are two types of golf swings. The two-piece or small muscle swing and the one-piece or large muscle swing. The one-piece swing is also sometimes called the stabilized spine swing. The swing is started with the hips and trunk, which allow shoulder and hip rotation without restricting hip rotation. The shoulders and hips rotate on a similar plane throughout the golf swing. This type of swing will reduce the stress on the lumbar spine from the top of the backswing to impact with the ball.
Therefore, if you have limited movement or have had an injury you may be able to adapt the one-piece swing so you can continue to play golf. Consult a physical therapist trained in golf swing mechanics to work with you on this swing. Also, If you continue to have pain, you should consult with a healthcare professional.
I’m Steve Taylor, Physical Therapist of Southern Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
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