The Most Important Considerations for Treating Golfers With Lower Back Pain
By Dr. Greg Rose
Lower back pain is by far the most common ailment suffered by golfers, but the lower back is rarely the original cause of pain. It's often the victim, not the culprit.
Offseason Golf Performance Program Case Study: It's Never Too Late To Improve Your Body
By Jared Bickle
Many times when I talk to aging golfers they are frustrated with things in their golf game such as losing speed and distance, not being able to play multiple days in a row or dealing with pain during or after their round. The good news is that you don't have to accept this as part of getting older...
The Use of Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) in Conjunction with TPI Physical Screen
By Michele Liew
Neurokinetic Therapy also known as NKT is a sophisticated assessment and treatment modality that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement/coordination problems at their root in the motor control centre in the cerebellum.
When Working To Improve Rotational Capabilities, Don't Overlook The Neck
By Kevin Dishon
The cervical spine is one of the more neglected body parts in terms of mobility training, but it is extremely important, especially considering how modern lifestyles impact posture.
How Addressing The Function Of Deep Stabilizers Can Improve Movement Quality In Your Golf Swing
By Dr. Josh Nelson
When a joint becomes restricted either through injury or prolonged postural distortions this leads to a decreased firing of the deep stabilising muscles (e.g. Multifidus, Rotatores etc.) and an over activity of the compensatory global muscles such as the Erector Spinae, Quadratus Lumborum and Iliopsoas.
Comparing Treatment Of A TOUR Player And Recreational Golfer
"Professional golfers are like racecars. They’re already in the race. I don't need to make major changes, I just need to keep their tires fresh and the engine running efficiently."
How Lower Extremity Injuries Impact Ground Utilization and Swing Mechanics
By Adam Halseth
The world of golf is becoming much more aware of the importance of utilizing the ground to maximize efficiency and power in a golf swing. Adam Halseth analyzes how these variables may be impacted by lower extremity injuries and limitations.
Tony Romo On The Importance Of Managing Health In Golf
Thanks to a Jordan Spieth intro, Romo successfully rehabbed his back with Dr. Troy Van Biezen and the team at Chirosport Specialists of Dallas.
How I Use Dry Needling And My TPI Medical Certification To Help Golfers
By Catherine Hoell
Dry needling technique is not a panacea for all golf injuries, nor is it a modality that I use in exclusion of other evidenced-based physical therapy treatments, but it is a powerful tool to have in my practice.
Back to Golf: Important Considerations for Golfers Undergoing Rehab Following Back Surgery
By Dr. Paul Houle and Catherine Hoell
Surgery sets the stage, but rehab and exercise gets you back to feeling and playing well.
Cupping Therapy on the PGA TOUR: Considerations and Concerns
By Marc Wahl
A few reflections and considerations on the cupping demonstrations provided during the 2016 World Golf Fitness Summit.
When Surgery is the Right Treatment for Your Herniated Disc
By Dr. Paul Houle
What is a herniated lumbar disc and how does it occur? More importantly, how does a herniated disc affect my golf swing and how can I regain my swing once I have recovered from my injury?
Should Golfers Push, Pull or Carry Their Clubs?
By Dr. Josh Nelson
Research suggests that using a push cart is a better option than carrying your bag, even if your pride tells you otherwise.
The Man Behind The PGA Champ - How Marc Wahl Played a Hand in Jimmy Walker's Triumph
TPI Certified physical therapist Marc Wahl discusses his work with PGA Champ Jimmy Walker.
Skin In The Game: The Overlooked Risk Of Golf
By Mindy Clark MD
On average it has been estimated that professional golfers received 217 times the amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation needed to cause a sunburn over the course of the year.
Is Your Golf Swing Putting Your Shoulder At Risk?
By Bobby Dattero
According to numerous research studies, the shoulder is one of the most oft-injured areas of the body for a golfer. As with many golf injuries, the site of the pain is often the victim of limitations in other areas of the body. TPI Certified trainer Bobby Dattero discusses how limitations in your hips and thoracic spine might be putting your shoulder at risk.
Nutrition: A Golfer's Competitive Edge?
By K.C. Craichy
TPI Advisory Board member KC Craichy discusses the competitive edge that a healthy diet can offer golfers.
The Golfer's Guide to Lower Back Pain – Part 1
By Dr. Greg Rose
TPI Cofounder Dr. Greg Rose reviews how he uses the Body-Swing Connection™ when assessing lower back injuries in golfers.
An Osteopathic Approach to Performance
By Jelle Zandveld
An overview of Osteopathic principles and how they can be used to help your athlete’s performance.
Solving the Middle Man
By Max Prokopy
Why the Thoracic Spine is So Important