By Dr. Leonard J. Somarriba, PT, DPT, CSCS
Golf season is in full swing. This year, you can improve your game by visiting a Titleist Performance Institute-certified medical professional.
The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is a network of golf performance professionals seeking to educate the golf community about the body/swing connection. Did you know that proper body mechanics can have a massive impact on your golf game? TPI utilizes evidence-based certification courses to educate golf professionals, medical practitioners, and fitness trainers with a deep, foundational understanding of how the body works during the game of golf. TPI describes the connection between the body and the golf swing as the Body-Swing Connection, and they feel that the connection is the key to improving your game. The results show that TPI’s method is very successful: 12 of the last 16 major championships were won by players advised by a TPI-certified expert.
At ProFysio Physical Therapy, Dr. Erik Hums DPT, FAAOMPT, CSCS is a TPI-certified medical professional. Dr. Erik utilizes his extensive physical therapy education and love of golf to educate his patients about the ways in which body mechanics and fitness can improve their golf game, while reducing their risk of injury, improving mobility and stability, improving core strength and balance, and treatment of golf-related injuries.
At a glance, it may sound like TPI experts are for professional golfers only, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. You don’t need to be competing in the Master’s Tournament to benefit from the vast knowledge of the Titleist Performance Institute. TPI is for casual weekend golfers and golf enthusiasts in general. Since the efficiency of the swing is unique to every golfer, advice from a TPI certified medical professional like Dr. Erik can enable you, the casual player, to use better fitness and biomechanics to play at the highest level of performance. Also, if you are currently injured or recovering from an injury a doctor of physical therapy that is TPI certified has the vast knowledge and expertise that is necessary to get you back to playing again.
Performance training can revitalize your love of golf and keep you playing healthier for longer. To learn more about improving your golf performance with TPI at ProFysio, register for our free Zoom webinar on Aug. 13 by texting “golf” to 732-234-9004.