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As an internationally recognised Golf Injury expert, Dr Andrew McHardy PhD has an intimate understanding of the game of golf and the way it impacts on the golfer's body.  He considers quality, quantity and the type of golf swing employed by the golfer, to ensure his patients get their game back on track as soon as possible.

With over 12 years of clinical experience, Dr McHardy PhD is able to provide patients with an easy to understand explanation of thier condition and how Golf Conditioning treatment can help.

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Doctoral Thesis (PhD) on Golf Injuries

Dr Andrew McHardy PhD completed his doctoral thesis in 2009, spending 7 years studying the golf swing to:

  • Determine where, how and why golfers suffer from or are predisposed to injury
  • Idenitify the types of injuries sustained
  • And develop a program to maximise the bodies performance during the golf swing and minimise the likelihood of injury

The Survey

15,000 golfers across the country were surveyed on:

  • The frequency and level of golf
  • Their injury history
  • Type of treatment sought

A 12-month follow up survey was sent to those that responded to the initial survey.  This focussed on any changes during the preceeding 12 months.

Publications

Throughout the process of his thesis, Dr Andrew McHardy PhD published numerous papers in internationally recognised journals focussed on the golf swing and associated injuries. These include:

  • McHardy A, Pollard H, Luo K
    Prospective study on golf injuries in Australian amateur golfers
    American Journal of Sports Medicine 2007 35: 1354-1360

  • McHardy A, Pollard H, Luo K
    The epidemiology of golf-related injuries in Australian amateur golfers: A multivariate analysis
    South African Journal of Sports Medicine 2007 19(1):12-19

  • McHardy A, Pollard H, Luo K
    Golf-related lower back injuries: an epidemiological survey
    Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2007 6: 20–26

  • McHardy A, Pollard H, Luo K
    Golf injuries : a review of the literature
    Sports Medicine 2006;36(2):171-87

  • McHardy A, Pollard H, Bayley G
    A comparison of the modern and classic golf swing: A clinician’s perspective
    South African Journal of Sports Medicine 2006;18(3):80-92

  • McHardy A, H Pollard
    Muscle activity during the golf swing
    British Journal of Sports Medicine 2005;39 799-804

  • McHardy A, Pollard H.
    Golf and Upper Limb Injuries: A Summary and Review of the Literature
    Chiropractic and Osteopathy 2005 May 25;13:7

  • McHardy A, Pollard H
    Low back pain in golfers: A review
    Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2005;4(3):135-143

  • McHardy A, Pollard H
    Case report - Unusual cause of wrist pain in a golfer
    British Journal of Sports Medicine 2004;38 e34

Conference Presentations

Dr McHardy PhD also presented to a number of international organisations on his thesis findings, including:

  • McHardy A, Pollard H.
    Low back pain in golfers: A clinicians guide
    COCA 7th Biennial Conference
    Melbourne, Australia - 2007

  • McHardy A, Pollard H, Luo K.
    One-year prospective study on golf injuries in Australian amateur golfers
    Sports Medicine Australia Annual Conference
    Coral coast, Fiji - 2006
    Foundation For Chiropractic Education And Research (FCER) Conference on Chiropractic Research
    Chicago, USA - 2006

  • McHardy A, Pollard H.
    What Type of Golfer Suffers from the "Yips"?
    13th Commonwealth International Sport Conference
    Melbourne, Australia - 2006

  • McHardy A, Pollard H.
    A Comparison of the Modern and Classic Golf Swing
    13th Commonwealth International Sport Conference
    Melbourne, Australia - 2006
    11th South African Sports Medicine Association Congress
    Johannesburg, South Africa - 2005

  • McHardy A, Pollard H, Luo K.
    The epidemiology of golf-related injuries in Australian Amateur Golfers
    New Zealand Sports Medicine & Science Conference
    Queenstown, New Zealand - 2005
    COCA 6th Biennial Conference
    Melbourne, Australia - 2005


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Studies in Golf Injuries with Dr Andrew McHardy PHD