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Golf Rehabilitation and Fitness with Dr. Graham Claytor
Episode 2311th October 2020 • Back Talk Doc • Sanjiv Lakhia - Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates
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If you live or work in the Carolinas, you probably either play golf or have a friend or loved one that plays. Golf is an excellent sport for children and retirees alike and a popular activity for competitive exercisers that don’t want to strain their bones and muscles in high-impact sports. However, golf can also lead to its fair share of aches and pains, so today’s episode focuses on preventing and treating golf-related injuries.

On this episode of Back Talk Doc, our host Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia welcomes Dr. Graham Claytor, Director of the Physical Therapy at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, to explore his golf rehabilitation and fitness programs. While Dr. Claytor admits physical therapy wasn’t a childhood dream, a combination of family and educational experiences ignited his passion for patient work.

After several years in private practice, Dr. Claytor met professional golf agent Thomas Parker, catapulting him into his niche in golf rehabilitation and therapy, “look, I have a lot of guys that need this kind of specific golf treatment and there’s not really anybody around here that’s doing this. There are places in Florida, whether it’s a golf mecca, there are places in California, but there’s not really this niche in Charlotte.” (7:28)

Dr. Claytor explores his TPI certified program, The Golf Rehabilitation and Fitness Program, his typical patients, and a number of recommended exercises. He also reveals the preventative benefits of the golf rehab program and available recovery resources for patients, “any of Greg Cook’s stuff is very good. And any of the Sea Island golf pro guys that are trainers down there, Randy Myers, some of the golf fit pro apps are very good to go see. (31:28)

To learn more about Dr. Graham Claytor’s Golf Rehabilitation and Fitness Program, visit For more information on Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia and treatment options for back issues, visit

If you enjoyed this episode with Dr. Graham Claytor, check out our episode on Health Care and Spirituality, with Dr. John Welshofer.

Back Talk Doc is brought to you by Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, with offices in North and South Carolina. To learn more about Dr. Lakhia and treatment options for back and spine issues, go to To schedule an appointment with Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, you can call us at 1-800-344-6716 or visit our website at




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