Tackle Your Injury Risks on The Field- Part 7

Tackle Your Injury Risks on The Field- Part 7
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When you step onto the field, whether for a spirited game or intense practice, your body faces unique challenges and risks. Sports, while exhilarating, can also lead to injuries. However, with the proper knowledge and preparation, you can reduce the possibilities of injuries and enjoy your time on the field to the fullest. This article explores strategies to help you tackle injury risks while engaging in your favorite sport- golf at TSG, India’s first high performance golf academy for juniors and professionals alike. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a newbie, these tips and insights will empower you to play your best while staying safe.

In the ever-evolving landscape of golf, where demands are soaring, training intensities are reaching new heights, and tournaments are multiplying, the risk of injuries is an omnipresent shadow. Athletes, especially those new to intense training routines are susceptible to these dangers. 

Muscle imbalances and biomechanical compensations are common among golfers. Over time this could lead to injuries. Evidence based and goal oriented Musculoskeletal Screening (MSK) is a key component in identifying the risk factors leading to an injury. Every athlete at TSG Academy has routine MSK assessments to ensure that he/she is working the right muscles with the Physiotherapist on site to keep injury away.  It’s akin to having a trusted caddy guiding you through the hazards, helping you avoid the sand traps, and ensuring your game is on par. With MSK work, you’ll improve your performance and extend your golfing years.

As the game becomes more demanding, training intensifies, and the frequency of tournaments rises, the likelihood of sustaining injuries naturally escalates. Athletes who have not undergone proper training are particularly susceptible to injury risks. However, implementing a targeted injury prevention program tailored to your unique body mechanics in golf coaching can significantly contribute to preventing long-term injuries. This is what is called having a Prehabilitation routine. Ask your Physiotherapist for one now! You need to get your flexibility, your mobility and activation done well before you hit the golf course or the range. And you need to do it consistently. Your team may ask you to carry some bands when you are out traveling and you may have to wake up an hour earlier to get it done before teeing off, but it is important enough to demand your complete attention as a golfer. 

An optimal warm-up regimen should incorporate self-release methods, targeted stretches, and mobility drills. The activation of under-trained and weaker muscle groups within the body must be noticed. Research has revealed that pre-activating these muscles can significantly enhance performance, making it a critical component of any warm-up routine.

With the demands of the game continually rising, young athletes face higher injury risks, emphasizing the need for a tailored injury prevention program. Additionally, a well-rounded pre-round routine encompassing foam rolling, stretches that work specific muscles, and mobility exercises is essential. Please don’t overlook the significance of activating weaker muscles; research validates its potential to enhance performance. By incorporating these strategies, you’re better equipped to enjoy your sport while minimizing injury risks. Therefore, safeguarding your physical well-being in sports is paramount and make sure you follow it because every sports person’s body needs it. Ask your physiotherapist today to do an MSK assessment and design a prehabilitation routine for you. And lastly, don’t forget that pre-round warm-up and post round cool-down. Your body will thank you for it. 

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