12 08, 2020

5 Myths About the Golf Swing

By |August 12th, 2020|Tags: , |

Wait a minute…you’re telling me everything I’ve learned is WRONG? When it comes to golf, there are plenty of players who are quick to give advice. Unless that advice has been given to you by an experienced coach or PGA pro, take it with a grain of salt. Golf swing myths are common. So common, that you’ve probably heard quite a few of these or have even contributed to their spread (with good intentions, of course). Not only are these myths hurting your game, but they could be hurting YOU! Our physical therapists at Back in Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy in Fort Myers, Florida, have seen numerous golfers come in [...]

4 08, 2020

The Best Golf Warmup Exercises

By |August 4th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

The secret to improving your golf performance is a lot easier than you think. You don’t need to spend loads of time and money to make some serious gains in your game. All you need is about 15 minutes. A collection of golf research studies reveals that about 70% of non-pro golfers skip one of the best ways to boost their games – the warmup! According to these studies, warming up drastically improves your clubhead speed, ball speed, swing path, and centeredness of the strike. If you’ve ever felt a little rusty during the first few shots, this article is for you. Our sports physical therapists have selected the best warmup exercises [...]

27 07, 2020

How To: Prevent Golfing Injuries

By |July 27th, 2020|Tags: , , |

It’s a beautiful, breezy day. You’ve gathered your golf buddies for a great day on the greens. You’re on the 7th hole when suddenly your back gives out mid-swing. Sustaining a golf related injury is usually the furthest thing from everyone’s mind when they cheerfully arrive at the course or the driving range. Unfortunately, golfing injuries are all too common – especially in golfers who play for leisure. Our sports physical therapists and sports injury specialists know that golf injuries are frustrating – but they are also very easy to prevent! No one wants to get carted away to the doctor’s mid-game. That’s why our team shares these quick and easy ways [...]

22 07, 2020

5 Golf Swing Mistakes No One is Talking About

By |July 22nd, 2020|Tags: , |

If you’re a seasoned golfer, you probably have painful memories of that time you forgot the sunscreen or when you made those embarrassing putts. We all make mistakes. But what about the mistakes we make more than once…the ones we don’t even realize we’re making? Some of the worst golf swing mistakes are the ones that no one is even talking about! Sports physical therapist of Fort Myers, FL Dr. James Porco, who has helped golfers of all levels (including PGA pros), shares a list of five common golf mistakes and how to fix them.   Mistake #1: Skipping the Warmup Just like any other sport, you need to warm up your [...]

2 07, 2020

5 Tips for a Perfect, Pain-Free Golf Swing

By |July 2nd, 2020|Tags: , |

Are you suffering from PAIN and TIGHTNESS during your golf swing? Do you feel that you could achieve that perfect swing, if only your body would cooperate? If you’re looking for that perfect, pain-free swing, this post is for you! My name is Dr. James Porco, and I have helped everyone from weekend golfers to PGA Pros perfect their golf swings without pain or stiffness. I am a sports physical therapist at Back in Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy (in Fort Myers, Florida) with advanced Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) training experience, as well as extensive experience in: Athletic Performance Orthopedic Injuries Exercise Science Strength & Conditioning Golf Biomechanics My role as [...]