The Connection Between Hip Mobility & Lower Back Pain in Golf

If you’re an avid golfer looking to improve your game and reduce pain, one area you should pay close attention to is your hip mobility. When the hip joints lack mobility, the lower back can compensate by creating more rotation in the swing. The problem is, that’s not what the lower back is designed to do! This is a common issue among golfers, and addressing hip mobility can help eliminate compensation and improve overall lower back health.

This video will explore the connection between hip mobility and lower back pain and provide a simple routine that you can begin right away! In this video, you will learn:

  • Two foam rolling techniques to quickly decrease muscle stiffness near the hips and lower back (02:44)
  • Three targeted stretches to improve the flexibility of muscles responsible for immobile hips (04:33)
  • Two core strength exercises essential for maintaining hip mobility (08:55)

For a written version of this workout, download the 10-Minute Hip Mobility Routine Checklist below. It’s a simple guide to help you follow along and refer back to all the exercises later.

If you try these exercises and you find them to be too challenging or uncomfortable, do not continue, until you have consulted with your physician.  All exercises for golf should be customized to your needs after a proper evaluation.

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