Our golf performance enhancement programs offer two levels of evaluation.
Our Golf Fitness screen is completed by a trained practitioner to identify strength and flexibility imbalances throughout your body and provide you with a customized exercise program that will identify how changing your body's ability will improve your golf swing and minimize injury.
Our Golf Performance evaluation is a comprehensive, sixty minute physical evaluation. The evaluation is performed by a licensed professional physical therapist whose training is a synthesis of information gathered from seminars including Kinetic Golf©, Body Balance for Performance© and Back to Golf©. Our therapists are experienced in functional stabilization, conditioning, sports-specific training programs and kinesiology. Our therapists also have experience in rehabilitating athletes and sports-related injuries. Tests performed during the evaluation include measurements of:
- Trunk, pelvis, shoulder stability
- Conditioning level
The program will maximize the benefit of lessons as you are working with your golf professional. Individual performance data is recorded to identify your current skill level and to enable the professional instructor to help each golfer set realistic physical and performance goals within the program design.
Here's 5 tips from Justin Cooper, NRH Physical Therapist who works in NRH's Golf Enhancement Program in Lutherville, MD:
5. Change your old gym routine.
4. The core is key.
3. Better balance = better consistency.
2. Work on flexibility all year.
1. Warm-up before the 1st tee to stay injury free.