Golf Rehab: Golfers Guide to Lower Back Pain

Golf rehab can fix your lower back pain and get you back to the game you love playing with your friends.

As physical therapists specializing in sports rehab, and as golf enthusiasts, we know a thing or two about lower back pain and golf. (Read our post: Should I Golf With Lower Back Pain?)

So if you're a golfer who struggles with low back pain, we made this post for you. We'll cover why some treatments are NOT working, what to avoid and what to embrace in order to fix your lower back pain and enjoy golf again.



Before we get into golf rehab and tips for fixing your back pain, it's important to cover common mistakes to avoid when you are trying to treat your low back pain from golfing…

Mistakes Made by Many Golfers When Seeking Treatment to Fix Lower Back Pain:

Let's first establish what is required from the body when swinging a golf club. 🏌🏻‍♂️

  1. It is a full body motion (feet, ankles, knees, hips, back, shoulders, elbows, neck are all engaged and are all important)
  2. It involves rotation
  3. It takes a burst of energy and strength

Based on these facts, here are mistakes to stay away from when trying to treat your low back pain…

Golf Rehab: Fixing Lower Back Pain to Get Back on the Green

In order to benefit from the golf rehab treatments at Breaking Through you will want to avoid making these common mistakes.

  1. Only seeking treatment for your back.

If you are going to a chiropractor or getting dry needling for your back, these are not taking into account the rest of your body. Remember golf swinging is a full body motion! The root cause of your back pain may be coming from your upper body or lower body!

✅ That is why the way WE fix your lower back pain starts with a full body assessment.

  1. Doing exercises that have no rotation.

Rotation is a huge part of golf swings. If you are resting or limiting your movement or exercises to “save” your back or prevent any further pain, you are actually making things worse. Re-introducing rotation to your back is crucial for proper function AND will reduce pain.

✅ This is why we provide custom dynamic exercises for your individual needs and goals.

  1. Stretching, massaging, foam rolling your back.

These all make your muscles relax (the scientific term is “neuromuscular inhibition.”)  If golf swings take a burst of energy and strength, why would anyone want their muscles inhibited?

✅ This is what the custom exercises that we provide every client are for, strengthening and activating muscles for peak performance.

Break Through with Golf Rehab:

Tired of back pain keeping you off the golf course, or keeping you off your game? Break through your lower back pain with golf rehab from Breaking Through. We would love to help you get back on the green, in pristine, tip-top shape! ⛳️🏆

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