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PostSubject: Changi Hospital Public Forum - Golf Injuries - Prevention & Management   Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:34 am

Dear all, I just registered for this event and thought I should share with all our GRers here! I saw this event on their banners while passing by CGH.

Link: http://www.cgh.com.sg/news/forum.asp

Golf Injuries - Prevention & Management

Date:
21 Nov 2009, Saturday
Time:
9.00am - 12.00pm
Venue:
Auditorium, Training Centre, Level 1, Changi General Hospital
Reg. Fee:
$5.00

Pre-registration Required

* Seats are confirmed upon receipt of payment and on a first-come-first- served basis.
* Complete and mail/fax the registration form with cheque payment to:
Corporate Affairs Dept (Ref. Events)
Changi General Hospital
2 Simei Street 3, Singapore 529889
Fax: 6850 2982
* Crossed Cheque made payable to Changi General Hospital Pte Ltd
* lease write your name and contact number on the reverse side of the cheque.

Please note that children below 12 years old will not be admitted.

You may also register personally at the Health Education Centre on Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
(Please call before coming)
For enquires, please contact: 6850 1743/6850 2735, public_forum@cgh.com.sg
or log on to www.cgh.com.sg (News & Events! Public Forums)

Synopsis:
Golf is a physically demanding, mentally challenging sport that requires technical precision. Just like any any other sport, golf has its own set of peculiar pitfalls that can risk injury. This forum addresses the physical problems that can be brought about by a round of golf or just a few swings at the driving range, and discusses how these injuries can be treated and managed.
Programme:
9.30am Registration

10.00am Welcome Address

10.05am Common Causes of Golf Injuries
- What Went Wrong, What's Causing The Pain, And How Can You Fix It?
Executing the perfect swing requires a well-timed chain of events to transfer the force generated from the legs, to the hips, trunk, down the arms and the club to send the ball flying. A weak link in this "chain" result in injury. Find out how these individual links can fail through injury, and what can restore the weakest link to working condition.

Dr Jason Chia
Consultant Sports Physician

10.25am

Getting Fit for Golf
- Exercises To Prepare Your Body For Golf And Strengthen Your Golf Muscles To Prevent Injury
A good pain-free swing requires you to have good posture, flexibility and strength. At times, our body can get weaker and stiffer as we age. This affects performance and causes injuries. Specific golf rehabilitation and conditioning exercises can help to alleviate the aches and pains, and prolong pain-free golf on the course.

Mr Darek Lam
Senior Sports Physiotherapist

10.45am Understanding Golf Mechanics
- Errors In The Golf Swing Technique And Addressing Golf Injuries At Their Origin
- Postural Awareness And Developing A Biomechanically Sound Swing Technique
Getting fit for golf alone does not prevent golfers from injury as the source of the injury may result from poor swing mechanics. A golfer needs to combine a golf-specific fitness programme with a biomechanically-efficient swing technique to prolong an injury-free golfing lifespan. An understanding of how our body and golf swing work is crucial for a long-term enjoyment of the game.

Mr Lip Ooi
PGA Golf Professional/Consultant

11.15am

Q & A

11.30am

Tea

12.00pm

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