• By Rhoda Madson

Mayo Clinic experts available to discuss golf injuries, yips and more

October 3, 2016

a golfer taking a full golf swingROCHESTER, Minn. — The Ryder Cup may be over, but maybe you’re revved up to get on the greens for  some fall golf.

You wouldn’t be alone. According to the National Golf Foundation, more than 24 million Americans love to hit the links. And Mayo Clinic has experts who can address some of the physical and mental aspects of the game:

  • Sanjeev Kakar, M.D.
    Kakar is an orthopedic surgeon on Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. He specializes in disorders of the hand, wrist and forearm, and has treated many avid, everyday golfers.
  • Charles Adler, M.D., Ph.D.
    Adler is a neurologist on Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus. He studies the yips, the annoying condition, sometimes described as twitches or jerks, that can plague golfers.
  • Joe Eischen, P.T., A.T.C.
    Eischen is a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer who leads the golf performance program at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine in Rochester. The week of Sept. 26, he analyzed many golf swings of visitors to the Ryder Cup.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Rhoda Madson, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

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