Golf Rx: A 15-Minute-a-Day Core Program for More Yards and Less Pain

Golf Rx: A 15-Minute-a-Day Core Program for More Yards and Less Pain

by Vijay Vad, Dave Allen
     
 

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Research conducted by sports medicine specialist Vijay Vad, M.D., reveals that the golf swing is only one of several factors that affect lower-back pain in golfers. In Golf Rx, Dr. Vad shares the exercises and stretches that have been shown in his studies to both reduce back pain and enhance performance, and addresses such topics as: The proper body mechanics for a…  See more details below

Overview

Research conducted by sports medicine specialist Vijay Vad, M.D., reveals that the golf swing is only one of several factors that affect lower-back pain in golfers. In Golf Rx, Dr. Vad shares the exercises and stretches that have been shown in his studies to both reduce back pain and enhance performance, and addresses such topics as: The proper body mechanics for a stable golf swing, Power tips to improve driving, Eighteen essential stretches for eighteen holes, Five-minute warm-up and cool-down routines, and, The Golf Rx exercise series.

Combining the best of Pilates, golf-specific conditioning, and physical therapy, Dr. Vad's easy-to-follow exercise program will speed recovery from the most common golfers' injuries, help reduce future injuries, and enhance performance by building swing-specific flexibility, strength, stamina, and balance. Golf Rx is a practical guide that brings the wisdom of one of America's leading sports medicine authorities to golfers of any level or age.

About the Author:
Vijay Vad, M.D., is a sports medicine specialist and researcher at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, and the official physician for the PGA golf tour

About the Author:
Dave Allen is a senior editor for Golf for Women magazine and is coauthor of Golf Annika's Way, with Annika Sorenstam

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592402663
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

What People are saying about this

Susan K. Reed
Every golfer wants to hit the ball 20 yards farther. Golf RX will help all players in this elusive quest. Just as important, it will give golfers everywhere the resources to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle. (Susan K. Reed, Editor-in-Chief, Golf for Women)
Peter Morrice
In this era of bomb and gouge and golfers as athletes, Golf RX is an indispensable resource. The exercises will have you hitting the ball farther than ever, and will keep you healthy so you can enjoy the game for a long time to come. (Peter Morrice, Senior Editor, Golf Digest)
Laird Small
Golf Rx gives you a good sense of where to start with your physical fitness as it relates to golf. A fitter body allows for better performance and more longevity in the game, and Golf Rx is your roadmap. (Laird Small, Director, Pebble Beach Golf Academy; 2003 PGA National Teacher of the Year)
Jack Welch
Vijay Vad is a medical miracle- he got me back on the course. I highly recommend this book and Dr. Vad's entire program to any golfer with a bad back, not just for pain relief but also for better score. (Jack Welch, Author, Speaker)

Meet the Author

Vijay Vad, M.D. is a sports medicine physician and researcher specializing in minimally invasive arthritis therapies at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and a professor at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is also the physician for the PGA golf tour and the ATP tennis tour.

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