At OSU Sports Medicine, our golf performance team measures and trains the body to work most efficiently according to how you can move. We deliver a comprehensive plan to address movement limitations, strength and power deficiencies, and consistency issues through our assessments and training protocols.
Injuries can also occur with a golfer if there is underlying movement dysfunction, affecting all ages and skill levels when deficiencies are not addressed. Even if you don’t play golf frequently, poor technique can result in injury. If a player lacks particular stability or mobility components, their body will compensate according to these deficiencies. These patterns of dysfunction may ultimately create an inefficient golf swing that will lack power and consistency and potentially injure.
Specific golf-related injuries can include:
- Spine Injuries
- Back Pain
- Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) of the hip
- Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand injuries
- Knee, Ankle, and Foot Injuries
- Muscle strain and sprains
- Overuse injuries
Our Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)-certified professionals assess a total picture of an athlete’s body and swing. By doing so, they identify everything from limitations to strength training opportunities for golf stability, mobility, balance, coordination and cardio-fitness. Our focus is on improving efficiency in the golf swing and helping you create a repeatable swing approach, so you know where the ball is going every time you swing based on how your body allows movement.
Tools to Help Every Golfer
Golf Fitness Combine
Using 3-D swing analysis, Physical Golf Screen and Power Screen Analysis, our experts provide you with a program to improve consistency, increase power and limit injuries. Cost is $349 and includes a 6 week online program.
3-D Swing Analysis (K-Vest)
The K-Vest will illustrate how efficient each golf swing is. It will identify sequencing issues in each swing that may be causing poor ball striking AND lack of distance.
Golf Physical Screen
The Golf Screen consists of multiple physical tests to identify any limitations in mobility, motor control (stability), balance and coordination that may be negatively impacting the golf swing.
The Power Screen involves physical tests to evaluate each individual’s ability to create power specific to the golf swing. Results will show areas needed for improvement.
SuperSpeed Training is a speed-based development system used to increase the reaction speed of your muscles when swinging the club. Also known as Over Speed Training, SuperSpeed training protocols are designed to maximize speed and reduce dynamic resistance associated with your golf swing, creating a faster swing experience.