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The Bristol Knee Clinic

The Bristol Orthopaedic Clinic

• The Glen Spire Hospital, Bristol
• St Mary's Hospital, Bristol
• St Joseph's Hospital, Newport
• The Lister Hospital, London

Appointment Bookings:

• Tel: 0117 970 6655


The "Glen" Spire Hospital
Redland Hill
Bristol BS6 6UT

Tel: 0117 980 4080

Bristol Nuffield Hospital at St Mary's
Upper Byron Place
Bristol BS8 1JU

Tel: 0117 970 6655

St Joseph's Hospital
Harding Avenue
Newport NP20 6ZE

Tel: 01633 820300

The Lister Hospital
The Lister Hospital
Chelsea Bridge Rd.

Tel: 01179 706655

Golf Advice


Golf involves a rapid twisting action and active use of the hips, spine, shoulders, elbows and wrists. This is stressful at the joints and often results in injuries. Golfers often neglect the essentials of aerobic fitness, strength training and flexibility and as a consequence suffer many unnecessary injuries. In order to avoid such injuries golfers must be flexible and should stretch before playing. This must include the hip, back, neck, shoulder, elbow and wrist. A physiotherapist can demonstrate the necessary exercises.

Avoiding Injury

Many of the common injuries in golf are the result of a poor technique, or incorrect equipment. A golf professional will be able to advise you on the correct type of club in terms of weight, shaft stiffness, length and grip size.
Footwear should be comfortable but often additional insoles or custom-made podiatric orthoses are required for people with high or flat arches or pain under their heels or the balls of their feet.

Treating Injuries

Following injury, whether from a strain, overuse or an acute injury, professional advice from a chartered Physiotherapist or Orthopaedic Surgeon is often helpful. Treatment may include physiotherapy with a muscle stretching and strengthening programme or a splint or support may be prescribed.
Alternatively, a specialist Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon may be required for a further surgical opinion.

Contact us to find out how we can help prevent and treat sports injuries and strains.


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