Golf Chiropractor

Dr Jan Jones

Dr Jan Jones


I’m Dr. Jan Jones, Chiropractor.

Chiropractic is one of the least utilised way of improving a person’s golf game by amateur players.

Interestingly enough, majority of professional golfers on the PGA tour have Chiropractic care vs around 5% of the general golfing community. Is this one of the missing links in your golf game?

My goal is to help you with your golf game and I do this is done in two ways –
1. to reduce any pain you are experiencing and
2. improve your body function – from getting the hips to open up to rotation through the elbows,

With over 15 years of practice experience and working with golf professionals in both South Africa and locally I may help you improve your game.

0402 532 226


3 Tier Approach

Correct Function

It all starts with function.

The assessment that I use will show me any physical or functional limitations affecting your swing. It will also highlight any areas of pain. This often varies from visit to visit.

Very often Chiropractic adjustments help to release dysfunctional joints and improve movement. Not only that, it also free’s up the nervous system and improves your position sense and balance.

Many times a “weak” muscle isn’t really weak. It is often the case of being overworked and lack of nerve supply.

Many patients are amazed by how much looser they are feel an adjustment.

Improve Flexibility

A major factor in the swing is flexibility and ability to produce a smooth action and power.

Loss of flexibility is tackled in two ways – adjustments and stretches.

There are times where muscles are shortened over time due to being over worked and compensating. In this situation a stretching regime can aid the progress of care and help maintain the effects of the adjustment for longer.

When it comes to stretching before playing it plays a crucial role in preparing the body. A recent article showed that stretching before improves driving distance. Definitely something to think about.

Build Stability and Strength

Once there is improvement in mobility and flexibility, it only now that the next step is exercises to help stabilise and strengthen the body.

Too often people start with exercises too soon that can cause imbalances in the body. If the pelvis is not rotating properly and you do major strengthening on top of that, it may cause more harm than good.

Another consideration is that there is a fine balance between strength and speed. To much strength leads to less flexibility and slows down the swing. The result – loss of distance.

Depending on what level you are on it can vary from core exercises to specific muscle group strengthening

Where to from here?

Back pain and joint pain are very common in golf players.

If left untreated, it may worsen and may affect other parts of the body as well. Chiropractors can help your back and joint pain along with a range of other musculoskeletal conditions found in golf.
A chiropractor uses a number of different tests and procedures to determine where the problem comes from and help improve your function. This in turn then helps with pain.

Helping to improve your mobility

Using specific adjustment procedures, a chiropractor understand the intrinsic relationship between the spinal column, discomfort and movement.




Neck Pain


Back Pain


Low Back Pain




Shoulder Pain


Arm Pain


Leg Pain


Ankle and Foot Pain

Your golf chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that’s specific to the patient and the different conditions we work with. These may include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Stiff muscles and joints
  • Muscle tension, spasms
  • Nerve sensitivity
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Repetitive strain and golf injuries
  • Shoulder problems
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Hip and Knee pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a alternative treatment to relieve pain in the body. The techniques are usually pain free, non-invasive and helps reduce pain and inflammation.

Chiropractic Intervention for Golf

There are more than one way a chiropractor can help improve your golf. This includes spinal adjustments, exercises, swing analysis and advice.

As many people are aware of, spinal adjustments may be effective in reducing pain and improving spinal mobility. While the adjustment provides these beneficial outcomes, it is important to realise that adjustments alone cannot prevent injury.

The golf swing creates a lot of stress on the spine, therefore the spine’s stabilisation mechanism is well-trained.

Research has recently demonstrated that lumbar stabilisation exercises can reduce pain and disability in patients with spinal instability caused by spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis.3

Stabilisation exercises helps golfers develop the rigid abdominal control needed to maintain stability in the pelvis and shoulders during the swing to reduce stress in the spine.

For these reason, I have developed a program that adds flexibility, stabilisation and strengthening further improve function and ultimately  your golf game. Without these chances of injuring yourself are higher.

Stop searching and make your first booking

If you’re tired of Googling ‘Golf Chiropractor‘ and trying to find the right chiropractic clinic for you, then you’ll be pleased to hear you can stop searching.

Dr Jan Jones – chiropractor – is servicing Carindale and Brisbane’s eastern suburbs including:
– Burbank – Camp Hill – Cannon Hill – Carina – Carindale – Chandler – Cooparoo – Eight Mile Plains – Greenslopes – Holland Park – Macgregor – Manly West – Morning Side – Murrarrie – Nathan – Norman Park – Robertson – Rochedale – Salisbury – Tarragindi – Tingalpa – Wakerley

Feel free to book online or give him a call to make your appointment today.

Affiliated sites:


  1. Chiropractic treatment and the enhancement of sport performance: a narrative literature review. Miners AL. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2010 Dec;54(4):210-21.

  2. Costa SMV, Chibana YET, Giavarotti L, Compagnoni DS, Shiono AH, Satie J, Bracher ESB. Effect of spinal manipulative therapy with stretching compared with stretching alone on full-swing performance of golf players: a randomized pilot trial. J Chiropractic Medicine. 2009;8:165–170.
  3. O’Sullivan PB et al. Evaluation of specific stabilizing exercise in the treatment of chronic low back pain with radiologic evidence of spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis. Spine 1997; 22:23959-67

Where to from here?

Strokes and Chiropractic