My job as a level II TPI medical provider is to determine what limitations a golfer has in their body that may lead to injury, or a faulty swing pattern. I don't understand how to teach you to swing the club, that is why I work with your swing coach! My job is to prepare your body through gaining flexibility, strength, power, stability, and mobility where you need it so your swing coach can then teach you to maximize your swing.
This swing fault is where the lower body moves laterally (sideways) away from the target. This swing fault can lead to decreased power, reduced lower body speed and decreased trunk stability. Th results in decreased distance with your clubs.
So what limitations in the body lead to this swing flaw?
If the ankle has a limited ability to move it can effect your body's ability to keep the weight on the inside part of your arch during the backswing. This can contribute to the body moving away from the ball (sway). Try this exercise to prevent this from happening.
The Hip Muscles
Ensuring that two of the butt muscles the gluteus medius and maximus are activated will help prevent the sway from occurring. Try these two exercises to ensure these muscle are strong.
Hip Range of Movement
The hip has to be able to rotate, if there is stiffness in the hip joint a sway will happen to allow you to get to the top of your backswing. Try this exercise to ensure appropriate hip range of movements.
Thoracic Spine (Upper Back)
Movement in the upper back is critical to provide an efficient turn during the backswing. If this area is stiff the body will sway to compensate for the lack of movement above.
Try these exercise to prevent the dreaded sway and if you need any assistance or any of these exercises cause pain, please feel free to reach out to me at 501 529-2010 or brian@pinnacleDPT.com.