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Spring is the season when many Americans head back to the golf course and discover that their clubs aren't the only things that have been gathering dust all winter.
For all its quiet nonchalance, golf is still an athletic activity, and hitting a bucket of balls for the first time in months has a way of reminding a golfer about all of the different body parts that are activated in a single swing. Having a repeatable swing is key to having a good golf game. But with that repetition comes a risk for injury – to backs, elbows, shoulders, and more.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Michael Mulcahy, PT, discusses treatment for injured golfers, and he takes us through typical golf-related injuries and offers prevention tips that can help golfers strengthen themselves and their game.
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Michael Mulcahy, PT, is the director of Rehabilitation Services at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan, where he also oversees the Athletic Medicine Institute. He has specialized in orthopedics and sport medicine for over 23 years. An avid golfer, he has developed a golf rehabilitation and fitness program, which evaluates posture and body mechanics throughout the golf swing using video analysis, and creates individualized exercise programs addressing muscle imbalances. He also has given numerous seminars on golf injury prevention and golf fitness training.