golf injuries

At Newcastle Physiotherapy we are experts in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of golf players and Golf related injuries. We are lucky enough to benefit from the vast skills and experience of Darren Wigg, former physiotherapist for England Golf and physiotherapist for Garrick Porteous, professional golfer. He helps to ensure all of our physiotherapists are up to date with the latest, evidence based treatment and rehabilitation techniques for golf players of all levels. We even offer a ‘Golf Screening’, designed for injury prevention and performance enhancement. After all we’d much rather treat you to maintain and enhance your fitness rather than treat you after an avoidable injury! Inquire about our screening here.

Golf related injuries we treat and rehabilitate successfully every day at our clinic include:

  • Shoulder impingement (rotator cuff impingement/tendonitis/tear)
  • Shoulder instability/subluxation or dislocation
  • Sub-acromial bursitis
  • SLAP lesions of the shoulder labrum
  • Scapular dyskinesis (muscle imbalance)
  • Neck pain (facet joint and soft tissue dysfunction)
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Thoracic spine and rib pain

  • Medial knee pain (MCL, medial meniscus injuries)
  • Patella tendon injuries/tendonitis
  • Patello-femoral joint (knee cap) pain
  • Hip impingement/Labral tears of the hip
  • Hip flexor injuries/tendonitis
  • Achilles tendon injuries/tendonitis
  • Sportsman’s hernia/Gilmores groin
  • Sacroilliac Joint and lower back pain

How we treat

At Newcastle Physiotherapy we recommend a thorough assessment in order to diagnose the cause or determine the extent of your injury. It is imperative to receive the correct diagnosis in order to treat the condition successfully. At Newcastle Physiotherapy, rugby is one of our special interests so you can be confident in accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment designed specifically for you. We may use an array of treatment approaches, dependent on your condition which may include:

  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • Specific soft tissue massage and mobilisation
  • Progressive core stability and functional exercise rehabilitation
  • Postural and ergonomic advice
  • Muscle Energy techniques
  • Acupuncture and dry needling
  • Sports and functional fascial taping

If we decide that your condition requires further investigation such as X-ray or MRI we also have the facility to refer you privately if you so wish. You will usually be offered an appointment time with 48 hours and receive your results within 5-7 days.