For the last 5 months, we have been using the K Motion K-Vest as a part of our golf-specific physical therapy evaluations. This has been an incredible tool that provides invaluable information to add to our movement evaluations. Have you been to physical therapy in the past? I can assure you that after reading this blog post, you will see how we are much different.
What is K-Vest?
The K-Vest involves 4 bluetooth sensors. On around your pelvis, one around your torso, one on your lead arm, and one that is used on your glove to act as the club. The setup takes a couple of minutes – compared to some other systems that take upwards of 20 minutes to set up. We love how practical it is so that we can spend more time evaluating you and coming up with a plan to solve your problem. The Bluetooth sensors connect to a software program on the computer.
What does K-Vest measure?
We use the K-Vest for a number of things, but these are the most common:
After we gather this information, we go through our PT movement evaluation. We will take the information that the K-Vest software just gave us, and figure out the WHY. We will take the time to figure out the exact cause – is it mobility, stability, strength, or motor control dysfunction? We have golf specific movement screens from the Titleist Performance Institute and we know exactly how much motion you need to be able to play golf without pain.
Now, we have all the information we need. We now come up with a PLAN to improve upon your limitations and start heading towards reaching your goals. We will give you an individualized home exercise program to work on in between visits, and progress/regress as necessary at each follow up session.
On average, a simple problem can be solved in about 6 visits. A more complex, chronic condition usually takes around 10 sessions. We usually see our clients once per week, and educate on what they should be doing on their own between sessions.
Does this sound like a typical Physical Therapy session that you have had in the past? Absolutely not. This usually takes 90 minutes plus, but we get to the direct cause of your problems instead of just chasing symptoms.
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Get in Touch:
Kevin O’Connor, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
TPI Medical 3 and Junior 2 Certified
Owner – Impact Physical Therapy and Performance
Physical Therapist – Laguna Niguel, California
Do you struggle to get through a round without pain?
Are you losing distance on your drive?
If so, your lack of mobility is holding you back!
No more guessing- follow a plan. The guide includes video explanations so you know you are doing the exercises correctly.