May, 2018

Avoiding Pain and Golf Injuries on the Course

Northern Westchester Hospital focuses on the best ways to avoid golf-related pain, your score notwithstanding.

BY DAVE DONELSON

 

​Does your backswing feel more like a back spasm? If it’s any consolation, your golf swing probably isn’t the root cause of the pain, according to Dr. John Abrahams, Co-Director of the Spine surgery Section at Northern Westchester Hospital. “It’s not really the golf,” he says, “it’s just that people happen to be playing at a time when their back hurts.”

That was one of the helpful concepts explained during the Northern Westchester Hospital FORE Your Health: Injury Prevention and Treatment for Golfers program at Athlete's Warehouse in Pleasantville in April. In addition to a presentation by Abrahams, golfers heard from a range of experts including Dr. Eric Grossman, Director of Joint Replacement Surgery, Laura Leibesman and Gerald Loehr, physical therapists, and Nicholas Serio and Cassie Reilly-Boccia, TPI-certified trainers. (more...)