DARREN LAY- PHYSIOTHERAPIST

I have been working with Darren for over 2 years now. He is an integral part of the Melbourne Golf Injury Clinic. The MGIC was founded by the late Ramsey McMaster. The work I do with Darren is extremely important. It keeps me injury free and in good shape to travel and play all over the world.

Darren and I will go through a process which is called ‘screening’ this basically measures and records all the ranges of motion and mobility of my body. This serves as a baseline for exercises he gives me in order to improve my body. These exercises are carried out as a warm up every time I want to go play or practice golf. The warm up routine acts as a ‘starter engine’ for my golf swing. So that I don’t go out an injure myself.

The progress I have made with Darren over the past 2 years has been great. I am managing my body correctly and improving in the areas we have targeted. This keeps me playing golf and injury free.

This year I have been concentrating on getting my Subtalar joint into its correct position on my left ankle. This is the joint which controls the side to side movement of the foot and ankle. This problem arose way back when I broke my ankle as a Teenager. We were unaware how much of an issue it was causing for the rest of my body until I had another expert opinion from UK-based physio Dave Emsley. The outcome was that this put my glute and hip positions out of line. It meant I couldn’t perform a basic squat exercise correctly without having to favour other area’s of the body for extra support.

My main now is on improving the position of my ankle to therefore improving the areas of my body. I’m looking forward to seeing how much my body improves throughout this process.

 

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