• Dr. Parisa Ricciardelli

TPI Niagara: Low Back Pain & Golf

Welcome to our TPI Niagara Series!

We begin our series with the #1 area of complaint both in & out of the golf world…THE LOW BACK (aka Lumbar spine). Regional interdependence is the concept that seemingly unrelated impairments may contribute to, or be associated with, the patient's primary complaint. 🤔

Our lumbar region is meant to be a stable segment of the body, with the region above (thoracic spine) and the region below (the hips) being primarily mobile. 🤸‍♂️ When we lose mobility in the mid back and hips, our low back tries to compensate by gaining more mobility, becoming functionally unstable.  This often results in pain, discomfort, and tightness in the low back area. 👎 Golfers with low back pain typically present with S-posture in set up, reverse spine angle at the top of the back swing and early extend throughout the swing. 🚫

🏌🏻‍♂️S-posture is an excessive anterior tilt of the pelvis creating a large arch in the low back. The goldilocks drill is a great way to find out if you have S-posture & to find neutral spine. Start in your set-up position, tilt your pelvis anterior↘️, then tilt your pelvis posterior ↙️and find neutral between those two points.


💪Adding planks, side planks and glute bridges to your exercise routine will help strengthen your core and reduce your risk of injury when playing. Additionally, maintaining adequate hip and mid back mobility further reduce the risk of injury & pain!💥 If your low back is injured you still need to repair it, and remember the SOURCE of pain is not always the CAUSE of pain. 🤯 Have any questions? Leave us a comment! Follow us! #mytpiniagara Medical Pro: @drpricciardelli Golf Pro: @adamsteinschiftergolf Fitness Pro: @nathane_jackson @mytpi #mytpi #golfinjuries#lowbackpain #golfpain #sposture#reversespineangle #earlyextend#golfpro #fitnesspro #golffittness#golffit #golflessons #mobility#stability #lumbarspine #backpain#strengthen #exercise #strengtheningexercises#golfperformance #saveyourspine

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