Tiger Woods having back pain again, this time at the Barclays tournament in Farmingdale NY.
Not being a big name golf advisor, my input likely does not mean too much, however, earlier this year, I did an evaluation on Tiger Woods body mechanics, trying to understand how someone with the resources he has is having so many problems this year with his back. Read more about his current problems here
Body style affectis function, and Tiger Woods clearly may wish to take a look at my analysis done earlier this year. There is solid mechanical evidence behind why he continues to hurt himself. The traditional point of view on why people hurt can be detrimental to most athletes, especially since if you look past the obvious, you may find out that there are some great preventative moves one can do to help Tiger that he may not be familiar with.
See the original analysis here:
Is Tiger Woods Achilles heel a bigger problem? Here’s how to fix Tiger Woods before it is too late.
by William D Charschan DC,CCSP Author Cheating Mother Nature, what you need to know to beat chronic pain
On, March 12th, CBS news reported that Tiger Woods had to withdraw from the Cadillac Championship because of what he described as a sore achillies tendon. While many athletes have problems with their back and legs especially as they age, Tiger has had a history of left knee, right ankle, and neck problems as well as a previously ruptured right achillies tendon and stress tibial fractures in his left leg (more info here).
Of course, a professional athlete with his resources and reputation should have the best care anyone could ask for, and because of the high stakes of the game, he will not bow out of a tournament easily.
What if there is an obvious reason for the injuries that was never diagnosed because most health care practitioners have never learned about its importance? The book, Cheating Mother Nature, what you need to know to beat chronic pain offers some vital clues to why Tiger has had repeated problems in his legs and back.
Conventional wisdom in healthcare and sports would dictate that he is an elite athlete who has injured his Achilles tendon on the right and ripped up his left knee from overuse. Since theses are not uncommon injuries, these ideas are widely accepted as being true. From a golfers perspective, the golf swing requires great pelvis stability during the swing which places stresses on these areas. Most people from the conventional perspective fail to see what is obvious in these photos. If we look at Tiger from an engineering perspective, we see something different.
What do you think? As always, I value your opinion