Manor Chiropractic & Applied Kinesiology is a unique position to be able to offer the services of a Chiropractor who is certified with the Titleist Performance Institute, TPI (Cert).
The Titleist performance Institute was co-founded by Dr. Greg Rose, a Chiropractor and Dave Phillips PGA. Since its establishment in 1997 the facility has now grown to include a meticulously maintained 33 acre research and development facility in Oceanside, California, less than 5 miles from the pacific ocean.
Such is the respect and demand for TPI Cert. practitioners, golf professionals and golfers of all abilities are seeking out their help. It is now common practice to have a team of TPI Cert practitioners amongst a PGA player’s staff and team.
“I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing” Tiger Woods.
How can a TPI Certified Chiropractor help my golf game?
Dr. Peter Busst Mchiro DC TPI (Cert) MICAK will seek to improve your golf game by looking at 2 very important aspects:
- Identify any weaknesses or biomechanical limitations which may be hindering your golf swing. This will include a physical screening to identify; i) poor conditioning and isolate any limitation in the body and ii) poor segmental stabilization which can affect the power of a golf swing.
- Identifying one or more of the most common 12 swing characteristics which predispose you to injury at some point during your game. The most common swing characteristic leading to low back injury in golfers is called S posture.
S posture is caused by a series of muscle imbalances called a lower crossed syndrome (LCS). This consists of a grouping of weak muscles combined with overactive of tight muscles and this combination can lead to excessive stress on the structures of the lower back.
A TPI Certified Chiropractor will identify these swing characteristics and devise a bespoke functional rehabilitation program for each individual. Manor Chiropractic & Applied Kinesiology offers and provides a fully functioning strength and conditioning studio within the clinic to achieve this aim.
Manor Chiropractic & Applied Kinesiology has successfully teamed up with Paul Johnson PGA and golf professional at Halesowen Golf Club. The team approach utilizing a golf professional and TPI Certified Chiropractor offers golfers of all abilities a complete package to achieve their golfing ambitions. It is imperative for close communication between the two when assessing and helping professional golf players and low handicap players. The golf professional at any golf club is absolute key when assessing the needs of any player and should liaise closely with the chiropractor when deciding if any functional rehabilitation would be of benefit. Equally a TPI Certified Chiropractor is in a prime position to offer advice to the golf professional on any physical limitations that may be hindering a golfers swing, or identify any cause for injury or potential injury.
What happens at the first visit?
Manor Chiropractic & Applied Kinesiology offers a free 15 minute consultation to discuss any concerns and assess whether chiropractic and functional rehabilitation would be of benefit to you. If it is considered beneficial you will be invited to attend a full consultation so the chiropractor can assess your overall health, functional limitations and contra-indications to treatment. This is required for all patients attending for treatment as stipulated by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).
In addition to carrying out an orthopaedic and neurological examination the chiropractic will also go through the full golf physical screening with you. A report of findings informing you of any areas of dysfunction found will be given to you and a treatment and rehabilitation program will be devised bespoke for you.
Causes of Golf Injuries
The causes of golf injuries are numerous but amongst the most common are:
- Poor conditioning
- Altered biomechanics
- Poor stabilizing musculature
- Poor golf swing
- Repetitive strain injuries
Common Golfing Injuries
Golfing injuries are numerous but amongst the most common are:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Wrist pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Ankle pain
Symptoms of Golf Injuries
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Muscle tightness
- Limited movement
- Muscle spasms
Manor Chiropractic & Applied Kinesiology offers a fully tailored service to help you improve your health, function and importantly your game.
If you have any questions regarding the functional golf rehabilitation program offered please do not hesitate to contact the clinic on 0121 421 7788 for a full or free 15min consultation.
Halesowen Golf Club
The Leasowes, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8QF
Telephone 0121 501 3606