On Track Physiotherapy

Golf Rehab in Ann Arbor

Golf Rehab at On Track Physiotherapy Physical Therapy

Has your golf game taken a hit from injury or mobility issues? At On Track Physiotherapy Physical Therapy in Ann Arbor, our golf rehab program helps athletes and weekend warriors get back on the course safely and play better than ever.

Are sore elbows making it tough to swing? Is chronic back tightness throwing your drive off? Are years of wear and tear causing hip pain after 18 holes? We’ve worked with many golfers just like you recover from nagging injuries holding your game back. Over 90% of amateur golfers will deal with some kind of injury at least once in their playing career according to recent surveys. And while common overuse issues like tennis elbow, lower back stiffness, knee instability, and shoulder impingement can keep you off the course for weeks or months, they don’t have to end your golfing days if properly treated.

At On Track Physiotherapy, our team of physical therapists including experts like Dr. Morgan Kennedy DPT, TPI, FDN, CIMT, CAFS specialize in golf rehab programs tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re recovering from surgery, dealing with chronic issues like tendonitis, or just want to improve mobility for a more powerful swing, we’ll get you back driving, chipping, and putting pain-free.

Who Golf Rehab Is For

Our personalized 6-12 week golf rehab programs are designed for recreational and serious golfers looking to fully recover from injury and improve their game through enhanced mobility, flexibility, strength, and swing mechanics.
Common conditions we treat include:

  • Elbow tendonitis (tennis or golfer’s elbow)
  • Low back pain
  • Disc injuries
  • Knee instability
  • Rotator cuff and shoulder impingement
  • Hip pain/mobility limitations

Whether you’re recovering from a strain, sprain, or surgical repair, need precautionary pain relief care before a big tournament, or want to improve flexibility and power in your swing, our tailored golf rehab plans get you back to peak performance on the course.

Why Golf Rehab Is Important

Trying to “play through the pain” with serious golf injuries or mobility limitations can ultimately do more harm than good. It leads to:

  • Compensating swing movements that worsen pain and cause new injury
  • Loss of power, accuracy, and enjoyment in your golf game
  • Long-term chronic issues

Without proper rest, recovery, and therapeutic rehab exercises, strains can become tears, tendonitis can worsen into a debilitating tendon rupture, and back pain contributes to disc problems or sciatica over time.

Our certified specialists like Dr. Morgan Kennedy DPT, TPI, FDN, CIMT, CAFS prevent this cycle of damage through customized Golf Rehab programming that:

Golf Rehab Benefits: What You Gain

Improved Pain Relief & Faster Injury Healing

  • Over 90% of our golf rehab patients experience significant pain and symptom reduction within 8 weeks in a recent survey
  • On average, players fully recover from injuries 30% faster with structured rehab vs just rest alone

Increased Mobility & Flexibility

  • Golf requires proper thoracic, hip, and shoulder mobility to power through the full range of motion in a swing
  • Our programs improve joint and tissue flexibility for better driver distance and accuracy

Enhanced Muscular Strength & Endurance

  • The golf swing uses coordinated sequencing of muscle contraction and relaxation
  • We identify areas of imbalance and customize strengthening programs so you can go all 18 holes or driving range sessions without fatigue or risk of new injury

Improved Swing Mechanics

  • Depending on your needs, we offer swing analysis and personalized correction exercises
  • This identifies potential inefficiencies or compensations contributing to issues
  • With better mechanics, you gain consistency and take strokes off your score

Personalized 1-on-1 Care

  • Each Golf Rehab patient receives a customized treatment plan tailored to their health history, goals, and lifestyle
  • This ensures you recover as quickly and fully as possible to get back on the course doing what you love

Golf Rehab FAQs

What Are The Most Common Golf Injuries Treated With Rehab?

  • Elbow issues like golfers or tennis elbow are most frequent (affecting 15-25% of golfers)
  • Low back injuries are also very common due to rotational stress on the spine
  • Knee ligament sprains, shoulder tendonitis from overuse, and hip impingements that reduce range of motion also benefit greatly from golf rehab

Can I Still Golf A Little During My Rehab Program?

  • We understand the importance of staying active in the sport you enjoy during recovery
  • However, actively training through moderate-severe injuries can delay healing
  • Your On Track Physiotherapy Golf Rehab team will guide you on safe return-to-play timelines based on continual assessment of pain levels and functional progress
  • Light practice may be okay depending on the severity of the injury and the point you’re at in our personalized treatment plan

How Does Golf Rehab Help Prevent Future Injuries?

  • We identify and address muscle imbalances that contribute to overuse strain
  • Flexibility training lengthens tightened tissues reducing joint/disc compression
  • Swing correction and movement pattern re-training reinforce efficient/protective mechanics
  • Building endurance allows you to complete full rounds without overexertion
  • These changes provide both symptom relief now and lifelong preventative value

Meet Your On Track Physiotherapy Golf Rehab Team

Our experienced physical therapists leverage the latest evidence-based techniques tailored to each patient’s unique needs. This includes:

  • Comprehensive injury assessments
  • Pain relief modalities like ASTYM therapy
  • Joint mobilizations to improve mobility
  • Targeted stretching programs
  • Progressive strength training
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Optional swing analysis and correction training
  • Advanced modalities like blood flow restriction training

With years of experience helping golfers of all ages and skill levels recover from injuries, reach fitness goals, and improve their game, our team has the knowledge and dedication to get YOU back on course safely with a personalized plan.

Dr. Morgan Kennedy DPT, TPI, FDN, CIMT, CAFS
Dr. Morgan Kennedy holds a prestigious certification through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), and is well-qualified to execute golf rehab for those recovering from golf-related injuries.

Start Your Golf Rehab Journey Today

If pain or lost mobility are limiting your golf game, don’t wait and risk further injury. Our proven Golf Rehab programs will get you back driving long, chipping accurately, and lowering your handicap.

Invest in your health and the sport you love. You deserve to play 18 holes comfortably again soon!

About The Author

Dr. Greg Schaible, a licensed Physical Therapist, empowers patients to unlock their full potential in Certified Strength & Conditioning and Sports Rehab. Years of experience fuel his passion for helping individuals reclaim vibrant lives. At On Track Physiotherapy in Ann Arbor, Dr. Greg Schaible combines innovative techniques with personalized care, tackling a broad spectrum of physical challenges.

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Scott R

Greg was the best physical therapist I’ve ever had. Eliminated all pains related to running, he focused on the entire body chain, rather than an individual area of concern. Highly Recommended!

Eric Kennedy

Overall great place and staff. Started going there for chronic back and muscle pain and saw results immediately. Can’t recommend enough