The Injury Effecting Millions of Golfers Across the Globe
Lower back pain is the most common ailment suffered by golfers of all ages and levels. Based on data collected at TPI from over 31,000 golfers, 28.1% of all players deal with lower back pain after every round.
Lower back pain is also the most common complaint seen amongst professional golfers on all tours and data suggests over 23% are playing with lower back pain.
The lower back is rarely the original cause of the pain! It may be the current source of pain, but it's rarely the cause of pain. More often than not, abnormal motions or forces coming from adjacent or distant areas of the body force the lower back to do excessive work until it completely breaks down itself. In other words, the lumbar spine is usually the area that is being unnecessarily overworked to the point of injury.
In our experience, the lack of mobility seen in the ankles, hips, thoracic spine and shoulders of many golfers forces the lower back to carry all of these excessive loads and is the primary cause for most back injuries.
Back injuries can be exceptionally debilitating so to prevent them make sure you are:
Warming up (dynamic stretching, light jog, etc)
Adding strength training to your routine
Stretching or doing yoga regularly
Carrying your bag with good posture
Taking advantage of new technologies (Smart Garments, Massage Guns, DNA Testing etc)
Check out a piece of tech that has really captured our attention…
KYMIRA Golf is a new smart garment that utilises infrared technology for a number of positive biological effects.
The fabrics used in KYMIRA Golf's range capture the body's wasted energy (heat) and converts it to a specific wavelength of Far Infrared Radiation (FIR) that has proven beneficial effects on the body including:
Increased tissue oxygen levels by 20%
Increased cellular metabolism and energy production
The above claims are supported by 15+ Clinical studies and KYMIRA Golf are the first to be a class one medical device by the FDA.
The KYMIRA Golf men's range consists of a stylish and well-fitted mock turtle which is available in sage grey, midnight black and sky blue. The collar is a refreshingly comfortable fit and the perfect length to tuck into your shorts or trousers. Next is the ¼ zip, a tight fitted long sleeve which provides the perfect amount of support, without hindering your swing with thick layers of clothing. But don't worry about being cold, KYMIRA technology optimises body temperature in order to boost performance. The ¼ zip is available in, sage grey, midnight black and royal blue.
The women's range has matched if not exceeded the men's range, launching with the unique split neck mandarin shirt, which caters to different sized busts through the innovative collar and is available in pink sherbet and sky blue. The women's ¼ zip is tight fitted to remove any restriction throughout the backswing and is tight around the wrists to promote a secure grip. The women's ¼ zip is available in pink sherbet, sky blue, and sage grey.
If you are looking for a product to help reduce back pain, accelerate recovery or reduce the chance of injury, look no further, KYMIRA Golf is sure to do all the above and more.
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