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Get Your Golf Game in the Swing

It is a glorious Saturday morning; you have put the stress of work behind you. All week long, you have been looking forward to playing golf. But when one of your foursome suggests walking the course, you suddenly become a little nervous. Yet riding in a golf cart robs you of much of the health benefits of golfing.
Golf can provide a terrific workout. In addition to exercising the muscles used to swing a club, golfers who walk the course frequently cover as much as four miles in 18 holes, a distance that passes quickly as you think about your game and talk with friends. And you gain even more health benefits when you carry your own clubs and burn more calories in the process. If the clubs are too heavy to carry, walk anyway and use a pull cart for your bag.
Technique is very important for more than just your score. Because the golf swing contorts the body, you can injure yourself. Therefore, you must warm up properly. Stretch several times a week to increase your flexibility, making it easier to swing your clubs. Strengthening your core muscles will give you looseness in your backswing and follow-through, and help you hit longer drives.

Stretching and strength training will give you better body control and power, critical elements for a successful golf game. But they must be performed correctly for you to realize their benefits.
Realistically, your golf swing is a reflection of your physical attributes and limitations. We will be happy to work with you and analyze your needs, developing a program that will increase your flexibility and functional strength, give you better balance and the power to hit drives far down the fairway, and help you prevent injuries. Before your next tee time, call our offices or stop in to set up an appointment and see what we can do for you and your golf game.

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.
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