A recent study shows that chiropractic care and stretching seems to be associated with an improvement of golfers swing performance when compared to stretching alone.
The study had 43 golfers enrolled into 2 groups: group I received a stretching program only and group II received a stretching program and spinal manipulation. The golfers in both groups received the same stretching program. All golfers hit 3 balls before and after treatment and this was done for 4 weeks.
No improvement of swing performance was observed in the stretch only group after 4 weeks. An improvement was observed in the stretch and manipulation group after 4 weeks and there was an increase in driving distance each week right after treatment.