Assessment
The assessment is a body weight screening process taking the client through a series of exercises to discover movement characteristics relevant to their golf swing.  The movement screen is carried out as these types of screens identify stability patterns and altered mobility better than isolated musculoskeletal exams.
Results
After you have completed the assessment the results are placed into the TPI app.  From your results an algorithm is used to determine your fitness handicap.  Similar that that of a golfing handicap, the lower the number the better the score.  This will break down the 12-body swing connection and determine the likelihood of these occurring within your golf swing.  

A reassessment can be carried out at any time to evaluate your current golfing fitness to determine how much progress has been made from the previous assessment.   ​​

Swing Characteristics

After the completion of your movement screen the results are then related to 'The Big 12' common swing characteristics.  These are movement patterns that may occur during your swing such as C posture or early extension that may be causing you pain during your swing or not getting the distance you want of your drive.


Fitness Program

S-Posture

S-Posture is characterised by too much arch in a player's lower back at setup.  This can be due to the player sticking their tail bone out too much in their setup position or from postural dysfunction that is evident even from their standing posture. The excessive curvature in the lower back, or S posture, puts abnormally high stress on the muscles of the lower back and causes the abdominal muscles to become inhibited.

C-Posture

C-Posture occurs when the shoulders and thoracic spine are slumped forward at address and there is a definitive roundness to the back from the tailbone to the back of the neck.  This posture can limit the player's ability to rotate by dramatically reducing thoracic spine mobility.  If the player fails to keep the backswing short, they will find it difficult to maintain posture as they swing the club back.
  

Loss of posture

Loss of posture is any significant alteration from the body's original setup angles during the golf swing.  Loss of posture can affect all aspects of the golf swing including timing, balance and rhythm.  Losing spine angle or altering posture usually causes two typical mis-hits, the block to the right and a hook to the left for a right handed player.  As the body angles change, the player is put in a position to have to rely on their hand action to square the face. This becomes a timing-driven swing that can be inconsistent.
  
Flat shoulder plane

Flat shoulder plane describes the angle of the shoulders as the student turns to their backswing.  At address, the spine is tilted due to the forward bend at the hips to allow a player to assume the correct setup position.  In the ideal swing, the shoulders will turn perpendicular to the tilt of the spine on the backswing.  A flat shoulder plane is when the shoulders turn on a more horizontal plane than the axis of the original spine angle.
From the information gathered from the movement screen, we can tailor a fitness training program unique to your golf style.  Massage therapy is also another technique that can be performed to relieve tension within your musculoskeletal system. Everyone who participates in an assessment will receive a free fitness training program. 

From the results this information is placed in app called Rehab my patient in which a fitness program is created for the client.  This can be either carried out in a gym or at home with minimal equipment.


Videos are available with the program to help fully understand the movements to ensure that they are carried out correctly.