CHICAGO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There are more than 26 million golfers in the United States, with approximately 62% experiencing some kind of injury related to the game. So Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers—the largest physical therapist owned and managed practice in the U.S.—is especially excited to introduce its Golf Rehabilitation and Performance Program, designed to provide golfers with the form, flexibility, and strength they need to stay healthy and to realize their performance potential.
Even though golf may be considered a low intensity activity, playing the sport often does not come without injury. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 55,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms for golf-related injuries in 2009. Playing golf is demanding on the body. During a single round of golf, the typical golfer walks approximately 4-5 miles, takes over 100 practice and actual swings, leans over 30-40 putts, and bends down 40-50 times. As a result, golfers often experience injuries to the shoulder, back, ankle, spine, knee, and hip. Elbow and wrist injuries, such as tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome, may also occur.
"Programs such as the Accelerated Golf Rehabilitation Program have become the rule rather than the exception with golfers," said Jack Reuter, Staff Physical Therapist. "In order to improve performance in any sport, training must be specific to the demands of the game involved. Our specialized therapists provide golfers of all levels with proper direction and very specific, tailored programs that help improve their games and make the sport more enjoyable. It is also of great importance for injury prevention and injury rehabilitation."
For the golfer, strength, power, flexibility, balance, core stability, body awareness, and endurance are key. With this in mind, Accelerated designed its Golf Rehabilitation and Performance Program. Perfect for golf enthusiasts, injured golfers, beginner golfers, and seasoned golfers, the program includes highly-skilled therapists working hand-in-hand with golfers. Our staff will design a custom rehabilitation program that is very specific to the golf enthusiast's physical needs. Experts in posture, balance, flexibility and strength, Accelerated Physical Therapists conduct a thorough evaluation to determine any biomechanical imperfections that could be keeping the golfers from playing their best games. In addition, Accelerated consults with the health care providers, golf professionals, and club fitters to provide the golfers with the most comprehensive service available.
About Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers
Chicago-based Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers is a premier provider of a wide array of comprehensive patient services and specialized rehabilitation programs. Since 1989, Accelerated has grown to over 230 outpatient rehabilitation centers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Arizona, becoming the top choice for many professional athletes, large employers, and busy professionals. For more information about Accelerated, call 1-877-97-REHAB, or visit www.acceleratedrehab.com.
Contact: Kim Rosenlund, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, 708-539-9446
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