What is TPI and why should I see a TPI Certified Physiotherapist?
TPI is the leading educational organisation in the world who studies the relationship between the human body and the golf swing. Many common golf swing faults can be traced back to the body’s inability to move and/or stabilise correctly.
TPI’s Philosophy of the Golf Swing:
“We don’t believe there is one way to swing a club; we believe there are an infinite number of ways to swing a club. But we do believe that there is one EFFICIENT way for everyone to swing a club and it is based on what they can physically do.”
How does a Golf Physiotherapist fit into this process?
A TPI Certified Physiotherapist can not only assess and treat golf-related injuries but can also screen golfer’s golfers to help prevent injury and help improve their golf game.
For example, if your Golf Pro or coach is trying to get you to swing in a more efficient way but you physically cannot get into the correct position then there may be a physical limitation that needs to be addressed. This is where a TPI Certified Physiotherapist can perform a screening assessment to help determine if there are any physical limitations that may be affecting your golf swing. Once these limitations are identified then the Physiotherapist can liaise with the Golf Pro or coach to help make a plan to improve these areas thereby improving your golf swing. In addition, the physical screen may highlight any potential risk factors for future injury associated with your golf swing.
What to expect at your first Golf Assessment and TPI Screening?
The first session is the Golf Assessment and TPI Physical Screening which will start with a comprehensive history including any pre-existing injuries, golf-related pain and your golfing experience and aspirations. Following this, a thorough golf TPI physical screening will be completed, which will highlight any physical limitations that may be attributing to injury or swing faults. This screening will look at areas such as shoulder range of movement, pelvic stability, core strength and many more.
Once completed, we will come up with the best management plan for you, which may include a home exercise program, golf-specific Pilates or manual therapy techniques. It is vital that this management plan is meets the goals of your Golf Pro or coach.
What to bring to your first session?
It is best to bring comfortable clothing, which allows full movement of your body. So we can standardise the physical screen for both in the clinic and on the golf course or driving range, please bring your golf shoes. This is important as I’m sure you never play without them! In addition, you may wish to bring any video taken by your Golf Pro, coach or friend, including any analysis/notes from your Golf Pro. The more information we can gather about your swing the better!
The Cost of Golf Physiotherapy and TPI Screening:
* Initial Golf Physiotherapy and TPI Screening (45 minutes) $150
* Follow Up Physiotherapy Consultation (30 minutes) $105
* Golf Pilates 1:1 Session (45minutes) $130
For a golfer, power is everything and if there is a physical limitation stopping you from becoming a better golfer then come and see Bonnie at Bend + Mend Physiotherapy in Sydney CBD. Bonnie is passionate about helping people get back in control of their own bodies and reach their goals through using both manual therapy techniques and exercise.