Recovering from Injury

My Story.

The key to recovering from injury is to patiently listen.

A few years ago I discovered damage to my left shoulder caused by golf. This was not totally unexpected as I swing hard and have been doing so for a long time. Things wear out over time and use and to fix my situation a shoulder operation was required. My surgeon advised me this meant no golf for 6 to 9 months.

The operation was a success. I was then given an exercise program by the surgeon including physiotherapy. The exercise began very gently to begin with and was supervised by a physiotherapist. The program was similar to those listed here and started with simple range of movement exercises gradually working up to strengthening the shoulder again.

After 3 months I was allowed to begin some putting and short chips. At 6 months I was allowed to hit easy iron shots. I tried the full hits but my shoulder did not feel comfortable. Not wanting to do damage, I quit hitting full shots until 9 months after the operation. This worked out fine, after a year the left shoulder was finally as strong as the right and I was golfing again.

Don’t let an injury keep you from your game. Listen to your health professional’s advice and listen to your body.  If you have suffered an injury or have had surgery I will be happy to discuss working with your surgeon and physiotherapist to get you golfing again soon and safely.

Disclaimer
As a NZPGA Golf Professional, I do not hold any medical qualifications. Consult your physician before attempting any of the exercises listed on this website if you have been injured or undergone a medical procedure.
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Are you Golf-Fit?

A swing improvement program must be limited to the students range of body movements to be successful. If you have had an injury or have had surgery I will be happy to discuss working with your surgeon and physiotherapist to get you golfing again soon and safely.

Are you golf fit? Most of the programs below will give you a good idea of your range of movement. If you are losing distance and consistency in your golf game, chances are you are losing your range of movement and stiffening up a bit.

Try some of these exercises and see how flexible you really are!

 

Disclaimer
As a NZPGA Golf Professional, I do not hold any medical qualifications. Consult your physician before attempting any of the exercises listed on this website if you have been injured or undergone a medical procedure.

 

Mushrooms for Health

As I’ve aged, I have taken time to learn as much as I can about nutrition. In particular, how I can use food and health supplements to maintain my physicality as long as possible. I have come to learn that carefully choosing what you consume is one of the simplest and most effective tools you have to remedy your ailments.

One food I have discovered that has been tremendously beneficial is Chaga. Chaga is the Russian name for a mushroom with remarkable medicinal qualities. It is reputed to assist as an anti-inflammatory, as a powerful anti-oxidant, to boost the immune system, help repair the damage done by ulcers..  even help psoraisis!

Have a look at my webpage chaga.co.nz to learn more. I highly recommend using this powerful mushroom if, like me, you are looking to remain active and physical well into your 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 100’s.. 150’s and beyond!

Click below to see how to order and other mushroom products.

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