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What is your real golf handicap and how can you improve it?

Golf handicap

The above image will be very familiar to club golfers and most of their attention during the season will be carefully focused on it. But what elements are regularly overlooked which will be having a significant impact on your handicap?

The practice area will be a familiar view as golfers work hard to improve their scores during the season but this image will not beRemedial massage


and yet regular treatment to assist with pain, stiffness and poor flexibility is very rarely considered.




Golf is a sport enjoyed by millions worldwide, but it can also come with a price: chronic pain.

Whether it’s back pain, shoulder pain, or knee pain, golfers often experience discomfort that can impact their performance on the course. As a result, their golf handicap suffers. In this blog post, we’ll explore how chronic golf pain can affect your game and what you can do to manage it.

Join us as we dive into the world of golf injuries and discover if back or other pain is truly your golf handicap.

Golf is one of the most popular sports worldwide, enjoyed by millions of people of all ages. However, for those who suffer from chronic back pain, it can be a challenging activity that can negatively impact their handicap. This is where Aberdeen Osteopathy and Massage Clinic comes in, as we can help you improve your golf swing and alleviate your chronic back pain.

Chronic back pain is a common problem among golfers, particularly those who are older or who have a history of back problems. The golf swing is a complex motion that requires a lot of twisting and turning of the spine. This can put a lot of stress on the back, leading to pain and discomfort.

Massage therapy for athletes

A study conducted by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine found that 28% of professional golfers reported experiencing low back pain during their careers. Another study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine found that 55% of professional golfers surveyed reported experiencing low back pain.

There are a number of key points here:

  • Firstly these are figures are likely to be under-stated which would suggest that the figures will be higher.
  • Secondly these figures are for professional golfers and whilst they are likely to be playing more often and putting their bodies under greater pressure, they also have a key incentive to ensure that their performance is not influenced by this type of problem and that they will be receiving professional advice and treatment on an on-going basis.
  • Thirdly, without advice and treatment it is highly likely that amateur players will suffer more signficantly from problems that can be effectivelty treated by osteopathy or massage therapy

At Aberdeen Osteopathy and Massage Clinic, we understand the unique challenges that golfers face when it comes to back pain. Our team of experienced and highly qualified massage therapists can provide a range of treatments that can help to alleviate your symptoms and improve your mobility.

One of the most effective treatments we offer for chronic back pain is osteopathy. Osteopathy is a hands-on therapy that involves manipulating the muscles, joints, and bones to improve your body’s function. This can help to reduce pain, improve mobility, and increase your range of motion.

In addition to osteopathy, we can also provide massage therapy to help relieve muscle tension and promote relaxation. Massage therapy can also help to improve blood flow to the affected area, which can speed up the healing process.

If you’re a golfer who is struggling with chronic back pain, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. By improving your mobility and alleviating your symptoms, you can start to enjoy the game again and work on improving your golf handicap.

At Aberdeen Osteopathy and Massage Clinic, we’re committed to helping our patients achieve optimal health and wellness. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you improve your golf swing and alleviate your chronic back pain.

So when you stand and contemplate spending a few hundred pounds on a new driver, or £1,000 plus on new irons or book in for a few lessons with the golf pro just give some thought about whether a few sessions with an osteopath or an expert sports therapist might have a better effect on your handicap!

Do your handicap a favour and book a session now!


24 Ellon Road

Bridge of Don


AB23 8BX

The clinic is on the ground floor and free parking is right next to it.

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01224 707877

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 09:30 – 20:00

Saturday 09:00 – 16:00

Sunday Closed

To book an appointment please call reception on 01224 707877 during office hours (9am – 7pm) or complete the form above.

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