Titleist Performance Institute: Golf Specific Movement Screen
If you are dreading winter because it means the end of your golfing days for the foreseeable future, we feel your pain. We will spend a considerable amount of time fantasizing about the next golf season strategizing how to knock off a few strokes from our game. However, just because the ranges are closed and there is snow covering the courses, does not mean there is no way to maintain or improve your game during the off season.
Titleist Performance Institute
The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is a golf focused educational organization
dedicated to the study of human mechanics in relation to the kinetic sequence of a golf swing. TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from the top professional players to weekend enthusiasts to produce an incredible amount of data on players movement. For that reason, TPI is applicable to players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels. Using this information in a comparative movement screen, Physiotherapist’s can analyze how physical limitations in a player’s movement can adversely affect their golf swing. Addressing a player's function and movement restrictions will ultimately allow a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible.
"TPI does not believe in one way to swing a club, more rather an infinite number of swing styles. They do believe and teach that there is one efficient way for every player to swing, and it is based on what the player can physically do."
Each player has a different body with very different movement patterns and should be treated like an individual. Once you determine what they can physically perform, it is only then you can determine a swing that best fits their body. This is determined through a player's functional movement screen.
The TPI physical screen examines a golfer's mobility through 16 different golf particular movements necessary to execute an efficient golf swing. The physical tests help determine what a golfer can and cannot do. Restrictions or limitations in these
movements have been correlated to specific faulty golf swing characteristics with a Body-Swing Connection Analysis. Based on the findings of your physical screen the examiner can afterwards prescribe exercises, stretches or other strategies to address problematic areas in turn improving your swing.
Come visit Shift Physiotherapy & Wellness for your TPI Golf Movement Screen with our Titleist certified physiotherapist for an individualized training program before the start of next season.
We can direct bill most extended health care benefits for movement screens.