Matt Green: Balance and rotation

IMPROVING the way you rotate around your spine will be a big help in both improving your golf swing and preventing injury.

I’VE said this plenty of times already in this series of instruction videos and I’m going to repeat it today: golf is a rotation sport and the better your ability to rotate around your spine the more efficient your swing and the less prone you’ll be to injury.

Today I want to show you a great exercise I like to get my clients to do which will really help to improve your stability and get the right muscles working to make the best swing possible.

First I want you to stand with one foot in front of the other so the toe of the back foot is touching the heel of the front foot.

In this position we’ve taken away lateral support which means you really have to control your spine and work the core muscles to maintain your balance.

Now to increase the challenge a bit hold your arms out in front of you and, keeping the eyes forward, rotate from side to side.

Try to maintain equal pressure in each foot while you’re doing this and I like my clients to do about ten with their feet own way then another 10 with their feet the other.

Maintaining balance while you’re doing this will be harder than you might think at first but if you can get really good at this exercise it will really help your golf swing.

To do this exercise well means the deep core muscles are really working well and your rotation around your spine is strong and efficient, all of which will help you sewing better on the course.


Matt Green HeadshotMatt Green is a leading Golf Physiotherapist, consulting to Golf Australia, Golf NSW and the Australasian PGA Tour.

Based out of the Institute of Sport; Precision Athletica at Sydney Olympic Park, Matt works on a daily basis with golfers of all abilities from tour professionals and elite amateurs, through to juniors and keen weekend warriors.   

Previously Matt was involved in football and basketball clubs as team Physiotherapist for the Western Sydney Razorbacks NBL basketball team and Parramatta Eels and Cronulla Sharks NRL clubs. It was however his passion for Golf that convinced Matt to specialise and subsequently become a leader in the field. 

You can book a consultation with Matt at Precision Athletica by calling (02) 9764 5787 or through their website www.precisionathletica.com.au



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