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Chiropractic and Sports: A Better Golf Swing

In an article last year (http://www.allamericanhealthcare.net/masters-winner-jordan-spieth-benefits-fromchiropractic) pro golfer Jordan Spieth recognized the contributions of his team when crediting his wins. Of note he mentions the contributions of his chiropractor Dr. Troy Van Biezen and his work in helping Jordan stay in top form and shape.


Spieth has received chiropractic care since he was 14 to prevent injuries and optimize overall health and athletic performance. “Dr. Van Biezen is an important member of my team, and thanks to his care, my all-time dream of winning the Masters Tournament has become a reality,” Spieth says. “The PGA instructor will work on the swing mechanics, while the chiropractor can focus on flexibility, joint mobility and postural stability. These cornerstones.” of chiropractic practice are the path to improve performance.” Says Dr. van Biezen.


Other top players on the tour include chiropractic as a manor of attaining an advantage over the competition. Zach Johnson, who in 2017 earned $4.4 million on the PGA Tour, credits his success as a result of the treatments that he received from his chiropractor (and also father) Dr. Dave Johnson.


Many golfers feel that the psychological component of is the greatest challenge that they face, and they disregard the biomechanics and conditioning that is required to play the game at such a highly competitive level. Chiropractic allows for quicker recovery from injury, less opportunity for reoccurring injury and allows players the opportunity for greater conditioning.


Dr. Van Biezen sat down with the American Chiropractic Association to provide his unique viewpoint and feedback on the importance of chiropractic in golf. If players are serious about golf, they must also get serious about conditioning. Dr. Van Biezen has developed workout programs for his golf clients that vary from bodyweight stability exercises to simple isolation strength exercises using machines or more advanced functional-strength movements, such as Romanian deadlifts, Turkish get-ups, single-leg deadlifts or kettle-bell work. He also performs periodic health assessments on his clients.


“At the beginning of the year, blood work is performed to determine any nutritional depletions that may exist for micronutrients, hormones, antioxidants, etc.” says Dr. Van Biezen. “I also play the role of the nutritional consultant – for golfers to perform at a consistently high level. And, for the body to heal, repair and recover, nutritional supplementation and hydration are critical.”


Looking for a chiropractor in Ajax? With spring around the corner and golf season ready to start up again, you can find out more information about how chiropractic can help you improve your game by making an appointment with us at Somerset Family Chiropractic.