Transcript: Golf | Aug 11, 2000

(music plays)

The opening sequence begins.

Clips of people of different ages flash on screen one by one against an animated blue sky background. First a baby boy, then a 10-year-old boy with short brown hair, a teenage girl with curly brown hair, a man in his thirties with middle-parted brown hair and glasses, and finally a woman in her sixties with long gray hair.

The title appears: "Your Health."

Maureen stands in a studio with windows and sofa chairs in the background. She is in her forties, has short, side-parted, curly blond-highlighted brown hair in a bob, and wears a yellow suit.

Maureen says HI, I'M MAUREEN
TAYLOR.
CANADA HAS THE HIGHEST
NUMBER OF GOLFERS
PER CAPITA IN
THE WORLD.
IF YOU'LL BE HITTING THE
LINKS, PHYSIOTHERAPIST
KAREN WEBB HAS SOME
POST-GAME ADVICE.

Karen Webb appears in park on a sunny day. Behind her are a set of golf clubs. She is in her fifties with greying blond hair pulled in a ponytail. She is wearing a blue t-shirt and black skirt. A caption reads "Karen Webb. Physiotherapist."

Karen says AFTER A DAY AT
THE GOLF COURSE,
MOST GOLFERS HEAD DIRECTLY
TO THE 19TH HOLE.
THEY SIT FOR LONG
HOURS, SOME SLOUCHING.
OTHERS CLIMB INTO
THEIR CARS AND SIT
FOR THE LONG
DRIVE HOME.
IT'S THE INACTIVITY OF
SITTING THAT CAN LEAD
TO PROBLEMS
AFTER THE GAME.
IT CAN LEAD TO INCREASED
MUSCLE SORENESS AND STIFFNESS.

Clips play of men golfing while Karen narrates
WHEN YOU'RE ACTIVE, WHETHER
IT'S GOLF OR ANY OTHER
KIND OF SPORTING ACTIVITY,
YOU GET A BUILDUP
OF WASTE PRODUCTS IN YOUR
MUSCLES CALLED LACTIC ACID.
STRETCHING AFTER THE
GAME HELPS TO REDUCE
THE MUSCLE SORENESS
AND THE STIFFNESS.
LET'S TALK ABOUT
LOW BACK PAIN.
LOW BACK PAIN IS THE
MOST COMMON PROBLEM
AMONGST GOLFERS.
AND AFTER A DAY ON THE
COURSE, OUR SPINES
ARE MORE VULNERABLE
TO PROBLEMS
AND WE HAVE TO TAKE
SOME SIMPLE STEPS
TO HELP PREVENT PAIN.

A clip plays of a man with his hands placed on his lower back and gently bending backwards.

Karen continues
FIRST OF ALL, BEFORE SITTING,
PERFORM FIVE BACKBENDS
AND WHEN YOU SIT, REMEMBER
TO PROVIDE SOME SUPPORT
TO YOUR LOWER BACK.
YOU HAVE A NATURAL
INWARD CURVE
IN YOUR LOWER BACK AND
YOU NEED TO SUPPORT THAT.
YOU CAN ROLL UP YOUR
JACKET, OR A TOWEL
FROM YOUR GOLF
BAG WORKS WELL.

A slate reads "Viewers should consult their own medical professional for advice specific to their individual circumstances."

A production of TVO Ontario, copyright The Ontario Educational Communications Authority 2000.

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