THE IMPORTANCE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR THE GOLFERGolfer Ayoub Lguirati gives his point of view on the importance of physiotherapy and shares his experience on the subject.

Why a physio?

A top athlete is constantly looking for performance. This quest results in a permanent overcoming of the limits of one’s body. Without suitable preparation, this desire for improvement can lead to a risk of injury which can induce temporary or permanent stoppage in serious cases.

The athlete must be attentive to his body to sustain his sporting practice and above all manage his health capital rationally. Physiotherapy follow-up is essential

for a golfer. It makes it possible to continually detect and remedy any joint, muscular or neurological deficits and, on the other hand, to ensure optimal sports recovery. I met my physio in December 2018 during an internship organized at the Royal Golf Dar Essalam. She had just returned to Morocco after a first experience at the Real Madrid Club Foundation.

A fruitful collaboration which is almost 3 years old today, was initiated with Anissa, who by taking care of my body, allows me to achieve my goals.

Physio: What approach?

The analysis of the golfer’s body is done through a Physiotherapy Diagnostic Assessment (BDK). Each part of the body must be examined in view of the physical demands imposed on it. The physiotherapist must be extremely precise in his report.

A mastery of the anatomy and biomechanics of the body is essential, especially since golf is a sport where the player is required to make regular changes to his swing to perfect it, which unfortunately can lead to an imbalance that should be prevented. For the assessment of a professional athlete, it will also be necessary to integrate the “feedback” of all the other stakeholders on his body, in particular the technical coach and the physical trainer, in order to achieve completeness and precision. desired. This extensive consultation makes it possible to establish a relevant and complete file for the athlete, which includes information such as his medical and surgical history, clinical assessments as well as his sporting objectives.

The keystone of a relevant BDK is transparency and trust between the golfer and his physio.

Physio: What accompaniment?

Once this first milestone has been achieved, a personalized physiotherapy protocol should be established which specifies the axes of care. I remind you that this support, for a golfer, is long and progressive and fits into a changing environment according to his competitions and his rise in power. It deals with two aspects:

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