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Golfer's Elbow and the Kinetic Chain

Uncategorized Sep 28, 2021

Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Let’s ease our way into things with a simple question. What in the world is golfer’s elbow? More than likely you’ve heard of tennis elbow, but golfer’s elbow? That’s a new one. Golfer’s elbow (also called medial...

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C Posture

Uncategorized Feb 26, 2021
 

C Posture means that you are too rounded through your mid back at setup. This can make it difficult to rotate into your backswing and follow through. Learn more with this video!

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Dr. Kevin O'Connor, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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S Posture

Uncategorized Feb 26, 2021
 

S Posture means that your pelvis is sitting in an anterior tilt at setup in the golf swing. This can cause problems with your lower back. Learn more with this video!

 

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What Can We Learn from Bryson DeChambeau's Approach?

Uncategorized Sep 21, 2020

What can we learn from Bryson DeChambeau’s approach?

 

Bryson DeChambeau is the 120th U.S Open Champion. There has been a lot of buzz around his new approach to the game this year: gaining 40 pounds and essentially trying to hit the ball as far as he can to make his approach shots...

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Pain-Free Running: Hip Strength

Uncategorized Jun 16, 2020

The gluteus medius muscle is an extremely important but often overlooked muscle for every day performance. Situated along the side of the pelvis, the glute medius helps abduct the leg (bring the leg away from the body) and helps maintain an even pelvic alignment during single leg stance during...

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Pain-Free Running: Ankle Mobility and Knee Pain

ankle knee pain running Jun 10, 2020

The ankle joint (talocrural joint) has two movements: dorsiflexion (bringing toes up towards the knees) and plantarflexion (pushing toes down - pressing the gas). But how can ankle mobility contribute to knee pain? Despite being two different joints entirely, the ankle’s ability to move...

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The Use of 3-D Motion Capture in a Golf PT Evaluation

golf k-vest low back pain May 06, 2020

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...

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Top 4 Reasons Your Back Hurts When You Play Golf

1. Reverse Spine Angle - This is the number one predictor of low back pain in golf. Reverse Spine angle means that your upper body is leaning too far backwards, or too far to the left (right handed golfer) at the top of the backswing.

This opens the right side of your lower back in the...

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Improving Your Club Head Speed – The 4 Pieces of the Puzzle

Improving Your Club Head Speed – The 4 Pieces of the Puzzle

The most obvious solution to hitting the ball farther is to increase club head speed. Although this is not the only way, it is the first thing most people think about. The question is, how do we swing the club faster, and in turn,...

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HexBar Variations

HexBar Variations

The HexBar is a great piece of equipment to use to start building strength to create force through the ground - which ultimately is the main power source for a variety of athletic movements, especially the golf swing.

I like the HexBar as it allows you to grip at your sides...

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