TPI Golf Evaluation

Trying to hone your golf game for the upcoming season? Struggling on the course and not sure why? Not sure sitting at your desk job is the best preparation for hitting the driving range after work? Hoping to prevent injury as you play golf for many years to come? Time to sign up for a TPI Golf Evaluation.

  • 55 minutes
  • $285
What is a TPI Golf Evaluation?

We all know the level of precision and skill required to swing a golf club effectively. Even seemingly small things can make a big difference, for better or for worse, on the course. And although golf is a sport that can be played throughout the lifespan, it is an incredibly dynamic movement that requires a lot of mobility, explosive power and coordination.

The Titleist Performance Institute has developed this evaluation specifically designed to help golfers prevent and/or heal injury. This evaluation examines how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. Rather than analyzing your swing itself (we’ll leave that job to your golf pro!), we look at the components of your body and what they need to do in order to swing the club effectively, accurately, and without pain. 

In the evaluation, your therapist will first ask about your orthopedic and general health history, as well as your concerns and goals on the golf course. Next, your therapist will take you through a series of 16 movements that examine your mobility, stability and control in each area of the body. As you go through these movements, we will help you understand what your body should be able to do, and how close you are to being able to achieve it. Depending on our findings, we will review the areas that need the most attention and prescribe individualized exercises to address these areas. 

After the evaluation, your therapist will compile your results into a report for you, along with your initial home exercise program, to give you the tools to continue working on your results at home. We will recommend a plan of care based on the assessment to make sure you know exactly how we will get you to achieve your goals on the golf course. If needed, we will recommend follow up PT treatment sessions where we can use manual therapy, dry needling, Redcord neuromuscular re-training and targeted exercise to improve the way your body moves in your swing.

How is this different from what I do with my golf pro?

A golf pro typically works with you on specific improper swing characteristics and may use video swing analysis to unpack these details. In our TPI evaluation, we look at the body characteristics and movement patterns needed for each component of your swing. Many golf pros are also trained in the TPI philosophy, so we are each working toward your swing success, but from two different angles. You will be most successful with a team of professionals, each with their own expertise, who can contribute their knowledge to making you the best golfer you can be. We are excited to be a part of this team!

Who can benefit from a TPI Evaluation?

Nearly every golfer can benefit from a TPI evaluation. Whether you are hoping to avoid injury, rehab an injury, or just hone your swing, this evaluation provides valuable information. Golfers of all levels can benefit from this evaluation for various reasons. Consider reaching out to schedule your TPI evaluation if you are a:

  • Young golfer hoping to develop good habits early on
  • High level golfer hoping to increase your precision and consistency
  • Golfer recovering from an injury
  • Golfer with a history of shoulder, knee or hip pain hoping to prevent re-injury
  • Golfer who periodically tweaks your back during a round of golf
  • Golfer looking to hit farther and more accurately

Free 15-minute phone consultation

Not sure if Thrive Physio has what you need? Schedule a 15-minute free phone consultation to discuss! If we aren’t the best fit, we will help get you where you need to go.

Concierge Physical Therapy Services

Prefer to be treated in the comfort of your own home? On a film set and don’t have the flexibility to leave for your appointments? I can come to you! I have experience working with people in the entertainment industry and understand the need for flexibility given your busy schedules. I work with 2UMedical to provide concierge physical therapy services at the location most convenient for you.

Common diagnoses treated:

*This is not an exhaustive list of diagnoses we treat at Thrive Physio. It is a list of common diagnoses we see and frequently treat. If you do not see your diagnosis on this list, please contact us to discuss your diagnosis and available treatment options.

Low back pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Disc injuries
  • Sciatica
Neck pain and headaches
  • Sprains and strains
  • Whiplash
  • Disc injuries
  • Cervicogenic headaches
TMJ dysfunction and jaw pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Whiplash
  • Disc injuries
  • Cervicogenic headaches
Shoulder pain
  • Rotator cuff dysfunction
  • Impingement
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Instability
Elbow pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Nerve entrapments
Hip pain
  • Impingement
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis/tendinopathy
  • Labral tears
  • Arthritis
Knee pain
  • ACL reconstruction and injury prevention
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Runner’s knee
  • IT band syndrome
  • Meniscus tears
  • Arthritis
Foot and ankle pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Big toe dysfunction

Treatment tools used:

Dry needling

Insertion of a solid filament needle into dysfunctional muscles to release them, reset them to decrease tightness and improve coordination- Want more information? Read Elizabeth’s blog “What is Dry Needling?”

Redcord suspension training

A system of bungees and cords used to help identify neuromuscular imbalances and improve muscle coordination and balance

Soft tissue mobilization

Manually working on muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia to reset the nervous system and decrease pain

Joint mobilization and manipulation

Address joint restriction with hands-on techniques to improve mobility, reset nervous system and decrease pain

Cupping

Glass cups are applied to the skin to lift skin and fascia away from underlying muscle tissue, improving blood and lymphatic flow for expedited healing and pain relief

Kinesiotaping

Application of light, stretchy tape to body regions to improve proprioception in the area, provide support and decrease swelling or bruising

Blood Flow Restriction training

Brief, intermittent occlusion of venous blood flow using a tourniquet while exercising. The patient can get the strength benefits of a higher load but actually using a lower load to avoid tissue strain- Want more information? Read Elizabeth’s blog “Why Blood Flow Restriction training?”

Neuromuscular Re-education

Retraining muscle activation and movement patterns to help decrease overworking of muscles while improving the firing of underactive muscles to reset the balance and coordination of the body

Therapeutic exercise prescription

Individualized exercises to help maintain the gains achieved in a session- aimed at improving mobility, stability, muscle coordination, strength, endurance, power, balance, functional strength

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

A specific, systematic way of analyzing movement to see limitations and identify which body segment is contributing to these limitations

Ergonomic Assessment

Assessment of client at their work to determine contribution of desk or workstation to client’s symptoms

Postural Assessment

Assessment of client’s static and dynamic posture to determine contribution of posture habits to client’s symptoms

Client education

Unpacking habits, work set up and ergonomics, current activities and exercise, sleep patterns, etc to determine their contribution to client’s complaint and provide education on modifications to improve response to treatment and/or prevent recurrence

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