Taking The Pain Out Of Your Golf Game
Golf is like any other sport; it is challenging, exhilerating, frustrating, fun, competitive, and takes practice to improve. It is also like all other sports in regards to injuries. The dynamic and complicated mechanics behind the golf swing put the body in a position for injury if done poorly. Golfers routinely suffer from low back pain, knee issues, golfer’s elbow, wrist pain, hip pain, you name it, golfers feel it, and it brings your game down. When you add in other variables such as:
Golf is ‘repetitive’ in nature.
We are generating tremendous force in one direction while almost ignoring the backswing.
Most of us don’t play or practice as much as we would like and instead fall into the weekend warrior category.
Many of us sit long hours leading to increase stiffness and immobility…mobility that is needed to swing safely.
It is no wonder that golf injuries are on the rise, with many assuming they just need to stop playing for a while, or a whole season, and everything will be alright.
Well… I’m here to tell you two things:
You don’t have to miss a whole season because the way YOU swing a club hurts your low back.
Rest typically doesn’t fix anything. It helps you feel better until you play again! You have to actively do something about it.
Our goal when a golfer presents to our office with pain is to uncover to cause, quickly get them out of pain and playing again, then PREVENT future occurrences. For this, we use a 3-tiered approach of Mobility, Stability, and Strength exercises, aimed at the common trouble areas for golfers that often lead to poor gameplay and pain. Below are our level one exercise programs, give them a try at home of before your next round and see if they help your current issue. As with any exercise program, consult a healthcare professional if you are unsure, and if you have pain during any movement, stop immediately and seek help.
MOBILITY ROUTINE #1
STABILITY ROUTINE #1
STRENGTH ROUTINE #1
Are you having low back pain, knee pain, golfer’s elbow, or some other limitation that is restricting your play?
That is what we are here for. This is what we do.
We are not swing instructors, but we do help you understand your limitations and help you correct them.
Through the TPI assessment, we uncover the areas that are limited and need attention. We provide care around this and the goal of getting you back to pain-free golf quickly. From there, we help guide you on how to improve these issues outside of our office, eliminating the pain caused by these improper movements, and then get you back out playing and working with an instructor to continue improving. TPI is a team of golf professionals; Medical, Strength, & Golf Instructor, with the sole purpose of helping you play with more enjoyment, lower scores, and little to no pain.
If you are ready to take the next step, call us TODAY or click below to schedule your initial appointment and TPI assessment.
What is 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. Learn more about the Titleist Performance Institute <- here.
TPI does not believe in one way to swing a club, rather in an infinite number of swing styles. But, we do believe there is one efficient way for every player to swing and it is based on what the player can physically do.
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.
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.
TPI’s mission is to educate golfers and industry professionals on the Body-Swing Connection™ through its one of a kind ‘TPI Certified’ educational program. This program was developed by founders Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips along with a 52 member advisory staff of industry leading experts. Five unique fields of study are offered for TPI Certification: Golf, Medical, Fitness, Power and Junior Development. Currently, there are over 19,000 TPI Certified professionals in 63 countries assisting players of all skill levels. Use this site to find a TPI Certified pro near you.