Golf season is in full-swing, and so are the golf-related inquires. While treatments like chiropractic, massage and acupuncture can help treat these injuries and relieve the pain associated with tears, sprains and strains, its easier, and more cost effective to take preventative action. One way to prevent injuries from occurring in the first place is to warm-up with some targeted stretches. Below we detail 4 simple, chiropractor-approved stretches to loosen you up before you hit the links.

Stretching can offer a variety of benefits for golfers. Golf stretches prevent shoulder, knee or back pain is essential to continue to enjoy the game. Try these chiropractor recommended stretches below!

1. Hip Flexor Lunge

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Step one foot forward into a lunge position. Keep your body upright and back straight. Bend both knees so that you feel the stretch. Do not let your forward knee pass over the ankle of your front foot. Use a golf club to keep your balance. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat twice on each side.

Golf stretch - hip flexor

2. Seated Twist

Sit on a bench or golf cart with your knees together and feet flat, pointing forward. Reach across the front of your body and grasp the back of the bench or cart. You should experience a stretch in your spinal muscles. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat twice on each side.

Golf stretch seated twist

3. Seated Forward Bend

Sit on a bench or golf cart, knees bent and feet flat. Place one ankle onto your opposite knee, and relax this leg so that your knee falls out to the side. Slowly bend forward, keeping your back straight. You may gently pull on your bent knee to generate a deeper stretch. You should feel a stretch in your buttock area. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat twice on each side.

Seated forward bend golf stretch

4. Side Bending Stretch

Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Hold the golf club above your head with your arms straight. Slowly bend to one side, without rotating, until you feel a stretch along the side of your back. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat twice on each side.

Side bending stretch

Please note that any advice in this article doesn’t replace personalized medical advice from a professional.

At Evolve our chiropractors have experience treating a variety of sports related injuries, and love to educate their patients on how to avoid them in the future. To book an appointment with one of our chiropractors email us at