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GOLF – TITLIST PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (TPI) ASSESSMENT
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Since the late 1990’s, the game of golf has seen a seismic shift in how player’s at the highest level prepare and maintain their bodies for competition. Player’s are more powerful, more athletic and better equipped at an earlier age to perform at the highest levels while older players are extending their careers at incredibly high performance levels.

The game has reached a point where its participants do not need convincing that better fitness, biomechanics and health will improve their chances of playing their best. Today’s golfers need to be convinced that their instructors are up to date with the latest information on the sport.

Golfers want to trust their coach, instructor or practitioner. TPI Certification gives golfers that trust!

TPI Medical Certification gives medical professionals golf-specific injury assessment and rehabilitation techniques to get players back in the game.

TPI has spent almost two decades studying one thing – the Body-Swing Connection™. There are injuries associated with the golf swing that few understand better than TPI. Medical Certification looks at how these injuries develop, how to access and treat injuries and how specific physical limitations can be addressed to improve performance.

Whether you are a casual golfer, youth golfer or a die hard tournament level golfer, to better understand your limitations, within your swing, can make the difference finishing top 10 and the bottom 10.

SFMA/FMS

The purpose of the FMS (assessment for the client who is pain-free) and SFMA (assessment for those clients/patients who are currently in pain or have a painful movement) is to find the WHY you have pain by uncovering dysfunctional movement patterns that are lending to or causing your stiffness, aches and chronic pain. Now this can be due to a mobility/flexibility problem or a stability/motor control problem. Once these have been identified through the screening process of FMS/SFMA, we link the assessment information to the ideal therapeutic strategy and initiate the most appropriate treatment plan (Active Release or functional exercises or both) into the personal rehab program to fix dysfunctional movements and normalize your bodies ability to move correctly.

What does this all mean???

For the 9-5’er to a professional athlete this means that we all have some type of movement dysfunction, whether simple or complex, these movement problems contribute to your tightness, stiffness and chronic pain by constantly forcing your body to compensate and change ‘normal’ movements into compensatory movements. The best example of this is when you sprain your ankle you begin to limp to avoid putting weight on that leg/foot that hurts. What happens over time is that you begin to move this way (compensatory movement) as a ‘normal’ movement pattern that never really go back to where you were before, or ‘normal’. The pain from the injury alters the way you move and that stays as part of your movement patterning permanently until you address that problem specifically and fix it.

Things to consider:

Both the FMS and SFMA are meant to be a starting point for any and all rehab programs with the added benefit of be reproducible. This means, that if Dr. Conley assess’s you the day after an injury, he can re-do the assessment along the way to identify what has gotten better and what still needs work. This is so beneficial as it allows the doctor to keep the rehab process specific to you and YOUR injury and not they typical cookie cutter approach to rehab. FYI: if your current treatment and rehab plan has no ‘plan’ or guidance specific to you and your injury’s and movement dysfunctions, the likelihood of you re-injuring yourself are well over 60%. The most common cause of a re-injury, is a past history of a similar injury with improper rehab and treatment plan implementation.

The screens are not a stand alone but are intended to help Dr. Conley fine tune the exact (or as close to as possible) the movement pattern that is lending to or creating your movement dysfunction

The findings are primarily intended to be used to assess weaknesses in your movement AND performance. Meaning that if your left ‘core’ musculature is not responding to stimuli fast enough it will slow your speed and inhibit your ability to create speed and force. Likewise for those sitting at work most of the day, if you have a similar dysfunction, you will compromise your ability to stay strong throughout the day and stable while sitting for hours on end. This one dysfunction can affect two different people, in different worlds quite dramatically and similarly.

Both screens and assessments can be done whether you are in pain currently or not. For many, weekend warrior to pro-athlete, the need to better understand your movement patterns, both good and bad, is of paramount importance if your goal is performance and mitigating the frequency of injury(s). DO NOT WAIT to be in pain before you begin to understand why you move the way you do, identify the cause and FIX IT!!

RECOVERY

This is the most under utilized modality in sports. Recovery is where all the good stuff happens from training and here’s why.

Recovery allows the body to:
  • Increases aerobic endurance
  • Balance hormonal levels
  • Increases human growth hormone
  • Increases strength
  • Utilizes fat cells for energy
  • Adaptation occurs in the exercised tissues
  • Increased ability to transport and deliver Oxygen to tissues/muscles
  • Restore pH balance (acid/base balance)
  • Decreased inflammation in the body
  • Healing from exercises induced muscle damage (normal in exercise and sport)
  • Normalize energy resources
  • MENTAL recovery – decrease stress response
What happens when we are NOT recovering or recovering well?
  • Muscle soreness and weakness – which will affect your next workout
  • Poor exercise and sport performance
  • Decrease appetite which equals decrease growth and recovery
  • Increased risk of infection, sickness and poor health
  • Decrease quality of sleep and rest
  • Gastro-intestinal abnormalities
  • Increased inflammation in the body
  • Mental fatigue – increase stress responses to exercise and life!

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