Chiropractic Care Helps Golfers Tee-up for Optimal Performance

CARMICHAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Professional and amateur golfers turn to chiropractic care as one of the

best strategies for maintaining health on and off the course and

achieving the best possible performance, according to The Foundation for

Chiropractic Progress (www.yes2chiropractic.org),

a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness

of chiropractic. Household names including Tiger Woods, David Duval, and

Padraig Harrington are just a few of the professional golfers who rely

upon chiropractors.



"One thing I know through experience is that I need to keep seeing my

chiropractor, even when I have a few weeks off from golf," says Padraig

Harrington, whose major championships include two British Opens and the

PGA Championship. "Getting ongoing chiropractic care helps me to stay

injury-free. It also helps me to deal with symptoms when they begin, so

that they don't turn into bigger injuries down the road."



Dale Richardson, D.C., who has worked alongside professional golfers for

over 21 years, helping them to reach their full potential with

chiropractic care, treats Harrington. Dr. Richardson has worked on the

PGA, European and Australian Tours, and was the first chiropractor to be

invited to become a member of the European Ryder Cup sports medicine

team, where he has participated on four occasions including the Belfry,

Oakland Hills, K Club and Valhalla GC. He has also been a member of the

International President's Cup sports medicine team.



"The most common injuries are strains and sprains in the lower back and

neck, and tendonitis affecting the wrists and forearms due to the

repetitive action and overuse syndromes typical of golf," says Dr.

Richardson. "These injuries can be prevented by taking precautionary

measures, such as conditioning and proactive healthcare, both of which

are key to optimizing performance for anyone who plays golf."

He explains that some of the most common injuries in both professional

and amateur golfers are preventable, adding, "It is important to not

only treat these injuries when they happen, but to also maintain optimal

heath though pro-active care such as chiropractic, soft tissue therapies

and physical therapy."

Dr. Richardson points out that a multi-disciplinary approach is key for

many professional golfers, including care and treatment from physical

therapists, sports medical doctors, podiatrists, psychologists,

acupuncturists, massage therapists and of course chiropractors.

"These health professionals ensure the overall well-being of golfers so

that they can play at the top of their game," he concludes. "Golfers who

access treatment by a chiropractor with multidisciplinary experience

will experience fewer injuries, perform better, and achieve greater

results. Restoring and improving skeletal and joint mobility with

associated skeletal and joint stability is a focus of chiropractic

treatment."



About F4CP

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress is a 501c6 corporation that

represents a cross section of the chiropractic and vendor communities

with the goal of increasing the public's awareness of the benefits of

chiropractic. www.F4CP.org.

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