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Dr. Divot's Guide to Golf Injuries: A Handbook for Golf Injury Prevention and Treatment [Paperback]

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Doctor Divot Publishing, Inc (1 Jan 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974731544
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974731544
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 15.6 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 942,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Written by a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon, "Doctor Divot's Guide to Golf Injuries" teaches the reader how to prevent and treat most common golf injuries, including injuries to the back, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and knee. The guide is written in a humorous 'plain-English' style that all golfers will understand and enjoy.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference and golf health guide 18 Feb 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great book. Answers all the important questions: Want to know why something hurts and what to do about it? Want to know how to avoid the most frequent injuries? Want an exercise programme to condition your golf muscles? Readable, helpful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dr. Divot and the Older (gasp!) Female Golfer 20 Jan 2005
By Karen L. Kier - Published on Amazon.com
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Having taken up golf again once my son had grown, I quickly realized that I was not in the physical shape of the 20 year old I had been when I first started playing in college. After my first injury to my elbow and a badly strained shoulder, I started looking around for a book that would help me with conditioning, preventing injuries and counsel me if (please, no!) this happened once again. At this point I had had enough of physical therapy, MRIs, etc. and didn't wish to injure myself further.

In his book Dr. Divot addresses in two of his chapters The Female Golfer and The Older Golfer -- just made for me, although I have trouble admitting the latter. Over this winter I'm even trying out some of his conditioning exercises in the hope of beginning the golf season stronger and less prone to injury.

I gave copies of his book as gifts to my golf group this past Christmas -- we're all female golfers, but not all of us will admit to being older. We'll see how we do in the Spring.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for General Knowledge 7 Feb 2007
By F. Riddle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The book provided me with some great general knowledge and actually helped me diagnose my injuries/little pains. I felt however his treatment methods were quite simple and repetitive. I believe in some more alternative methods to ailments sometimes. Chiropractic care can be beneficial,but the author stuck to conventional rest/ice/physical therapy/surgery fixes on all ailments. A bit disappointed in that, but overall worth the money and time spent.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 16 May 2009
By Paul L - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm 46 and have my share of golf related pain and minor injuries. I can say that this book has done nothing for me. I've had some minor lower back pain and the advise the book gave was rest, and stretch more. Good advise, but I had already figured that out after googling "lower back pain golf". I have also had some minor persistent pain in my left thumb and hip. I found nothing in the book to explain these pains.

This may help those who have no clue about the basics injury prevention. I found the book full of basics that I learned while playing high school sports and I found nothing in the book can't be learned on the internet.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Andrew 14 Sep 2008
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An excellent book of specific explanations relating to golfing injuries and treatment options. Easy to follow advice in a very humerous style. Technical content made user friendly. An enjoyable read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you cannot swing your chances of an "ace" go way down 27 Jan 2005
By DP19 - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book!!! I use the recommendations in chaps 10 and 11 everytime I play.
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