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Golfers often experience problems such as inconsistent ball striking, decreased distance, and various types of pain, including low back, hip, shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain. These issues can stem from physical limitations that can affect a golfer’s ability to swing the golf club efficiently. Identifying and addressing these limitations, such as hip stiffness or balance changes, can make a significant difference in improving one’s swing and playing without discomfort.
Dr. Thomas DeHaven, a specialty physical therapist with advanced certifications in golf screening, medical treatment of specific golf injuries, and performance training, offers a skilled golf assessment that involves a thorough evaluation of mobility and strength throughout the whole body. This assessment has a direct correlation with a golfer’s ability to swing a club, and any restrictions or painful movements identified are addressed through skilled hands-on and therapeutic exercise treatment.
One of the most effective golf screening programs is offered by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to studying how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. TPI has studied thousands of golfers of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels and discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club efficiently. TPI has also analyzed how physical limitations can affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury, leading to the development of the TPI Golf Screen.
The TPI Golf Screen is a comprehensive assessment of swing mechanics and biomechanics, physical fitness, movement quality, current health, and client history. The physical assessment consists of 16 separate movements that are graded based on specific criteria and compared to normal values established by PGA touring professionals and the average golfer. Once the screen is complete, the results are used to create a plan unique to that golfer, which may include fitness training, physical therapy and treatment, coaching of swing mechanics and biomechanics, nutrition, mental strategy, or a combination of these approaches.
By undergoing golf screening, you can identify common physical restrictions and learn how to address them through various mobility and strengthening activities. This can help improve your game and prevent injuries. For more information on the Titleist Performance Institute and their golf screening program, visit www.mytpi.com. Take your golf game to the next level and play pain-free with golf screening from Dr. Thomas DeHaven and TPI.