Golf Posture: The Slumpy C-Posture
Well if S-Posture is all about what’s going on with the lower back and hips at setup then C-Posture is all about what happens in the upper back and shoulders. C-Posture describes a setup position where the back is overly rounded and the shoulders are slumped forward resulting in a body position that looks like a “C” and is adopted by about 33% of golfers. Read on to learn more or contact our San Francisco chiropractic team to learn more.
Upper Cross Syndrome
Just like S-Curve postures have an underlying muscle imbalance called Lower Cross Syndrome, C-Posture is commonly related to an imbalance referred to as Upper Cross Syndrome. In Upper cross we see a relationship between overly activated/tight pecs, lats, and upper traps (among several others) along with weak neck flexors, serratus anterior and lower traps.
All of this results in a spinal posture that limits your ability rotate your torso which dramatically inhibits a fluid, full range backswing.
So how do we correct this? Starting with focused drills on improving mobility of the thoracic spine (mid back) paired with effective therapies such as Active Release Technique, Chiropractic Adjustments, and Massage to restore the range of motion. Following that we use targeted exercise to correct the muscle imbalances and assess lifestyle to remove as many postural obstacles as possible.
Interested in learning more? We are happy to help get you started with a TPI assessment to find your greatest needs and help build a plan to improve your posture. Both Golfing and otherwise.
Looking for more information on Thoracic mobility? Read our article about it here.