Speaker 1: I wanted to bring in a special guest for my insider's club member.
One of the things I've really touted about the Perfect Connection Golf Swing, was really to alleviate injury, and eliminate pain from your golf swing.
I've had a lot of help from trainers and chiropractors.
I'm joined today by chiropractor Dr.
Joseph [Dushane 00:00:20], we're gonna call him Dr.
Joe 'cause he's gonna be around us a lot in the insider's club and he's gonna help out.
Joe, one area that I have seen, that is a big source of injury for golfers is really in the shoulders.
We've kind of talked about this, can you explain to us a little bit, what's happening biomechanically, and two, what can we do to eliminate some of that soreness, or that injury, or that pain from their shoulders? What's going on biomechanically? What's happening?
Joe: A lot of people, when we're just looking at shoulder pain, shoulder problems one of the main things I find is this.
The scapula, which is the bone in the back over here, is not stabilizing in order for us to get good power into the arms.
Really, it doesn't matter if it's impingement syndrome, bicep tendonitis, or just kind of weird pain when you come back, what we're gonna end up doing, is we need to stabilize that scapula in order to get power from the spine into the arm so we can get a good swing.
Speaker 1: That's key, not only are they cause an injury but they're also gonna hit the ball shorter.
Joe: Oh yeah.
Speaker 1: Right? Cause it's a power leak.
Joe: You're looking at power, you're looking at distance, accuracy, consistency.
I'm saying everything that you need.
Speaker 1: Everything yeah, so everything worse.
All right, so the scapula's out of balance.
The scapula's out of wack.
Speaker 1: Let's just put it that way, from a layman's term.
What can we do? What can these guys do at home, right now, to help them with that injury and to start stabilizing that scapula?
I'm gonna show you exercise really quick.
Speaker 1: Okay.
Joe: It's an awesome exercise, you can actually see this, it'll pick it up right away so you can do this right on the course, right before you start hitting balls.
Speaker 1: Okay.
Joe: What we're gonna do is, we're gonna get into a quadruped position, just hands and knees over in here.
What we want to do is we want to have our spine straight, we want to have our core engaged, elbows bent just a little bit.
What we're gonna do is we're gonna lower our spine down, so go ahead and kind of watch how everything kind of sinks down.
I'm not bending my elbows.
Speaker 1: That's the key there isn't it?
Joe: That's coming right there.
As we come back up, we're want to come up all the way, slow and controlled, okay? Come back down, so you can see it one more time, again I'm not bending my elbows, and I'm coming back up.
What we're doing is, this is working a muscle called the serratus anterior, which is the main guy who stabilize ...
He holds that guy back down, so you can get that power transmission from your hips, all the way shoulders, down in your hands.
Speaker 1: That's awesome, I actually saw you, when you were down there you were kind of shaking, you know?
Joe: Yeah, yeah.
Speaker 1: You could see your muscles really engaging.
That is awesome, that is the key, if you have a shoulder injury, like Dr.
Joe said it, "It's not stabilizing." We need to train that to stabilize, and that right there, that little simple drill what, a couple times a day? Right before they play?
Speaker 1: If you do that, that's a great way to eliminate injury and eliminate pain.