What’s Your Handicap?

So you play golf – do you know your handicap? Of course you do it’s a number between 1 (incase you are a disturbingly focused individual) and 36 (in which case I can sympathise with you) but could it be that your handicap doesn’t exist as a single or double digit numerical figure – perhaps it is a poor pattern of rotation on your left hip? – Perhaps you are not swinging as you used to (and we are not talking in the 1980’s sense of the word).

Restricted range of hip rotator can cause, knee problems, lower back problems and not surprisingly hip problems! So how do you know? Check how easily the hip can rotate, if it is obviously more limited on one side you could be brewing a problem.

Come see us at Cottesloe Physio, give us a call on 93844237 to have it assessed and you may be able to nip the problem in the bud.


What's Your handicap?

What’s Your handicap?

About Martin

Martin was born in Belfast, North Ireland and moved to Australia in 1974 to the outback town of Woomea in South Australia.
For the last year of school he travelled to the big smoke of Adelaide where he began studying Electrical Engineering , this lead to changing degrees to Physiotherapy in 1980.

Martin left South Australia for work in Launceston, Tasmania but the allure of Perth, West Australia kept drawing him. He arrived in 1997 worked and then applied for and was granted a position at Curtin in their Post Graduate programme for Manipulative Therapy.

Work in Western Australia has been varied with a stint as the physiotherapist for the first 2 years of the Hopman Cup which sadly did not improve his tennis! He also worked as a physio with the Perth Wild cats.

Martin has worked overseas as a physio in Vancouver and also in private practice in London. He started working for Cottesloe Physio in 1997 and has been here ever since. His current interests are; staying sane while raising teenagers and various musculoskeletal conditions including neck related headaches and biomechanical back and limb anomalies. His star sign is Virgo but don’t hold this against him.