TIGARD, Ore., Dec. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Health Touch Chiropractic in Tigard, OR announced that chiropractor Dr. Larry Lubcke recently completed special training to treat golf injuries. Dr. Lubcke completed a three-part course taught by world-renowned "Golf Doctor" Dr. Jeff Blanchard. According to medical research, 50 percent of individuals who play golf will become injured. These injuries include repetitive strains and sprains, as well as damage to the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Dr. Lubcke studied the mechanics of a golfer's swing and how to properly adjust the musculoskeletal system following spinal injuries. Dr. Lubcke now offers specialized care for golf injuries, as well as treating other sports injuries.
Portland and Tigard recreational golfers who sustain a sports injury can now seek treatment from a certified golf injury specialist, chiropractor Dr. Larry Lubcke. The chiropractor uses functional medicine to treat golf injuries, combining chiropractic adjustments with physical rehabilitation exercises for pain management and healing.
Dr. Lubcke recently completed a golf injury treatment course taught by Dr. Jeff Blanchard, a world-renowned golf specialist. To date, Dr. Blanchard has personally trained more than 10,000 golf doctors. Dr. Blanchard, a former competitive golf professional, also had more than 30 years in private practice.
"Dr. Blanchard truly understands the physical mechanics involved when playing golf," said Dr. Lubcke. "Thanks to decades of playing golf and treating golf injuries, Dr. Blanchard has developed a unique approach to pain management and injury rehabilitation. I am excited to bring this treatment approach to Tigard golf injury patients."
The certification program educated participants about the mechanics of treating golf injuries with cutting-edge spinal adjustments, pain management and physical exercises.
According to Dr. Lubcke, an in-depth understanding of the body's mechanical movements during golf allows for better-informed care after an injury.
"Understanding how the body moves while playing golf helps better inform the treatments we choose for injured ligaments, tendons or muscles heal," said Dr. Lubcke. "Restoring alignment to the spine to prevent future injury is also essential."
Golf is one of the most popular recreational activities in America, and also one of the most common causes for sports injuries. Over 27 million men, women and children play more than 500 million rounds of golf every year. According to medical research, one out of every two recreational golf players will become injured.
The most common golf injuries are repetitive strains and sprains of the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Poor golf-specific posture, poor flexibility and poor swing mechanics underlie many of these injuries.
Dr. Lubcke works with patients to not only manage pain and support internal healing, but also to help patients learn correct posture and swing mechanics. This helps to reduce the risk for future injury.
Health Touch Chiropractic provides functional medicine, which integrates spinal adjustments with rehabilitation exercises, nutrition counseling and state-of-the-art technology, including a gait evaluation.
Portland golfers can learn more at http://www.healthtouch.info/.
Health Touch Chiropractic 888-667-5235