I was golfing recently with a friend who mentioned that his dad had read an article about how using good posture during the golf swing could improve performance. My friend decided to try to focus on improving his "golfing posture" and was surprised at how much of a difference it made. He reported improved distance on his shots, as well as better control. He noted that his new golfing posture felt strange, yet better. He was very surprised that something that seems so simple could have such a positive effect!
Physical therapists typically spend a great deal of time educating our patients about the importance of good posture, as well as giving frequent reminders to correct posture of form during exercises. We understand the importance of good posture, especially in terms of how it related to physical performance. The body has optimal positions (postures) in which it is intended to perform, and when people do not maintain good posture, it eventually results in pain, soreness, or decreased muscle performance.
Good posture involves more than just "standing up straight." If you would like to learn more about this subject, we have 5 exceptional PT's that would love to help you out!
- Mason Riegel, PT, FMS Certified
Steve Bartz, PT