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TITLEIST 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.

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Supine Pelvic Tilts

DO's: 

  • Breath while you are performing this
  • Make sure you are bracing your rib cage and core properly, follow the cues and take your time
  • Tilt the pelvis with your glutes and ab brace 
  •  Hold this position in accordance with your program 

DO NOT's: 

  • Use your legs to create movement 
  • Hold your breath
  • Use your neck or back muscles to create or hold any position 
  • Have any pain while doing this 
  • NO stiffness or tightness in the low back or neck while performing 

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    Clams

    DO's: 

    • Breath!!! 
    • Maintain ab brace 
    • Move slowly and deliberately 
    • Feel the muscles in your hip doing the work 

    DO NOT's: 

    • Have pain anywhere 
    • Hold your breath
    • Use your back or body to create movement 
    • You should not feel this exercise in your quads, hamstrings, ankles or low back - ONLY your glutes
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    Hamstring Fascial Stretch 

    DO's and DO NOT's: 

    • Relax your body - other than your quad
    • Stretch to tolerance
    • DO NOT cause pain in the hip, knee or ankle - though the stretch itself is uncomfortable to no push it
    • Breath continuously throughout the stretch
    • Hold the position for the duration of time
    Low Back Pain with Disc Involvement

    Symptoms

    • Pain, deep in the hip
    • Pins and needles down the leg, into the calf and/or foot and toes
    • Numbness in the lower leg, foot and/or toes
    • Weakness: you can not move your toes, walk on your heels or toes

    Causes

    • As above, when the disc becomes involved at this level there have been micro-traumas to the disc over the years and it is finally weakened enough to bulge, protrude or herniate into the nerve root space

    What to do?

    • Typically this one is an immediate spinal ortho referral, MRI to gauge severity and possible surgery depending on severity. NOT ALL DISC problems are surgical. Quite a few can be handled conservatively.
    Sciatica

    Symptoms

    • Pain that radiates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg
    • Usually only one side of the body is affected
    • Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting
    • Hip pain
    • Burning or tingling down the leg
    • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot
    • A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up

    Causes

    • Irritation of the nerve root of the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine
    • Muscle spasms in the back or buttock
    • Sciatic nerve becomes pinched, usually by a herniated disk in your spine or by an overgrowth of bone on your vertebrae.
    • True Sciatica is generally linked to disc involvement but not usually as intense as far as pain and nerve symptoms (loss of feeling and strength in the lower legs and feet)
    Piriformis syndrome

    Symptoms

    • Acute tenderness in the buttocks and sciatica-like pain down the back of the thigh, calf, and foot
    • Symptoms often become worse after prolonged sitting, walking, or running and may feel better after lying down on the back

    Causes

    • Lumbar herniated disc
    • Degenerative disc disease
    • Piriformis muscles runs from your lower spine to the top of your thigh bone. When this muscles presses on your sciatic nerve the pain is caused.

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