WHY SHOULD YOU GET SCREENED?
Throughout their golfing careers, players often experience problems that include, but are not limited to:
- Inconsistent ball striking
- Decreased distance
- Low back pain
- Hip Pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow Pain
- Wrist pain
Many of these issues can be attributed to physical limitations that can diminish the golfer’s ability to swing a golf club in the most efficient manner possible. Often times identifying and addressing limitations such as hip stiffness or small changes in balance can make a significant impact on improving one’s swing, resulting in improved performance and playing without discomfort.
Improve your game by identifying common physical restrictions and learning how to address these through various mobility and strengthening activities. Dr. Jim Floyd is a specialty physical therapist with advanced certifications in Golf Screening, medical treatment of specific golf injuries, and performance training as well as cutting edge treatment techniques for orthopedic and sport injuries. A skilled golf assessment by Dr. Floyd involves a thorough assessment of mobility and strength of the whole body that has a direct correlation with the ability to swing a club. Any restrictions or painful movements that are identified are then addressed through skilled hands on and therapeutic exercise treatment.
About the TPI Screen
The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.
Since its inception in 2003, TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from the top professional tour players to weekend enthusiasts. An incredible amount of data on players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels has been gathered during this time. Using this data, TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, TPI has analyzed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury. This led to the development of the TPI Golf Screen.
The most efficient swing is not the same for every golfer, because efficiency is unique to their body. To achieve an efficient swing, a golfer must first be screened. This screen involves an assessment of swing mechanics and biomechanics, physical fitness, movement quality, current health and a client history. Once this screen is finished, the results are used to create a plan unique for that golfer. The plan may include fitness training, physical therapy and treatment, coaching of swing mechanics and biomechanics, nutrition, mental strategy or all of the above.
The starting point of the TPI screen is the physical assessment, which consists of 16 separate movements that are graded on specific criteria and compared to normal values established by PGA touring professionals and the average golfer. The sixteen screens are discussed in great detail in the screen results document. The objective, application, client results, and suggested treatments for less than optimal results will be provided for each test.
For more information on the Titleist Performance Institute, visit www.mytpi.com