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Free Golf Clinic

Come join Dr. Maloof at Lake Forest golf Clubís Spring New Golferís Day. The Clinic will be held on Saturday April 24th from 1-3pm, registration begins at 12:30pm at the Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center, at 23308 Cherry Ave., in Lake Forest. Dr. Maloof will be giving a workshop to teach you how to improve your range of motion, flexibility, and improve your golf swing. She will teach you proper stretching techniques to prevent injuries. This clinic is open to new and beginning golfers. The PGA pros will teach you full swing and short game techniques in a fun, non-threatening environment. Learn their unique approach to teaching golf and opportunities to win great prizes. So what are you waiting for? Call today to reserve your spot at (949) 859-1455.

Most Common Golf Injuries

Golf can be so much fun, but I see many injuries that can be helped and prevented. The most common are golferís elbow, tendonitis and rotator cuff shoulder injuries, carpal tunnel, neck stiffness, lower back pain and sciatica. What most people donít realize is that PROPER MOTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR PROPER FUNCTION.
When joint function is impaired, there is a reduced range of motion, inflammation, calcium buildup, and scar tissue. This can be caused by repetitive motions such as the golf swing and improper biomechanics of your swing, and forgetting to stretch before and after your game.
The traditional treatment of these problems involves splinting the joint to reduce movement, pain medications, muscle relaxers, steroid injections, and even surgery! What else can be done?

Today, a more common sense approach is being taken. Joint mobilization, like chiropractic care for the spine, is being used in the care of elbows, wrists, shoulders, knees, ankles, and other joints of the body. Helping to restore normal range of motions to joints that have become "locked up", "jammed", or injured, seems to improve blood circulation, reduce scar tissue, and speed the healing process.

Dr. Maloof is uniquely trained to detect and help restore proper joint function of the spine and the extremities. Find out if you can be helped by arranging for a consultation and thorough examination today! Stop spending your time taking medications and waiting on the sidelines, it is time to get your health restored and get back in the game!

Stretch Your Way To Better Golf

Most golfers think that taking a few practice swings is a good warm-up and they consider that their stretching. What most people donít realize that if you donít stretch you body before and after you play you have a greater chance of injury to neck, shoulder, elbows, wrists, and lower back. You may not feel the repercussions right away but it might affect you later in life. Here are a few suggestions to do at home or on the golf course.

Neck and shoulder stretches: Gently turn your head from right to left five times, and then drop your ear to your shoulders five times, make sure you breath and move slowly and gently. Now shrug your shoulders and then pinch your shoulder blades back together do this five times and then reverse the motion.

Hip Flexor: Stand with your feet in a split position, right leg forward. Keep your upper body tall and bend both knees slightly. Press your left hip forward until you feel a stretch in the front of the hip and thigh. Hold. This will increase hip and back flexibility.

Slow Motion Golf Swing: Using a golf club perform and slow motion golf swing. Move through the setup, backswing and follow-through. Repeat five times.

Back Rotation: Hold your arms out and swing and twist your upper body from right to left keeping your feet firmly on the ground. You can twist back and forth at least ten times. This will really help warm up your back muscles and get you ready for your game.

These are just a few tips on stretching. Dr. Maloof has a handout of golf stretches. Please stop by the office and you can pick one up!

Golf Quotes

"Only one golfer in a thousand grips the club lightly enough"

Johnny Miller

"Course management includes knowing when to go for it and when to lay up."

Tiger Woods

"If you play poorly one day, forget it. If you play poorly the next time out, review your fundamentals of grip, stance, aim, and ball position."

Harvey Penick

If you, a friend or family member would like a consultation please call my office and schedule a time.

Dr. Catherine Maloof
(949) 581-6543

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