According to the National Golf Foundation, 25 million Americans play golf every year. Many of these people find their way into a rehabilitation facility, seeking guidance regarding an injury or improvement in the quality of their performance.
This single-day 8-hour course is for any rehab or training professional (physical therapist/PTA, occupational therapist/OTA, athletic trainer, or chiropractor) that is interested in working confidently with golfers of any skill level. The goal will not be for you to become a golf coach, but to stand alone as an expert in the evaluation of the capability of your patient or client’s body and how it functions as they enjoy the game of golf.
This course will provide value for practitioners of all experience levels, from those who have never touched a golf club or set foot on a golf course to the seasoned professional. It will include a thorough introduction to basic golf language and concepts, a review of the relevant anatomy and biomechanics, a novel approach to evaluation of the patient or client’s physical capabilities, and specific strategies to improve the neuromotor processes that promote recovery from injury and higher quality golf performance.
All participants will be individually responsible to ensure that the content included in this course is compliant with their state practice act.
Cost for Course: $325
Agenda for 1-day Golf Rehab & Performance
8:00-8:30: Introductions/Course Intro
8:30-9:00: Golf Basics: You Gotta Speak the Language
9:00-10:00: Relevant Anatomy: How Do We Work?
10:00-10:30: Subjective Exam: Who Are You Working With?
10:30-12:00: Objective Exam: Mental or Physical?
1:00-2:45: Swing Analysis: What Can Your Client Do? What Can’t They Do?
2:45-4:30: Interventions: How Do We Fix It?
4:30-5:00: Course Summary/Debrief/Questions
*There will not be any scheduled breaks outside the 60-minute break for lunch. Any additional breaks can be taken independently during lab time.
Dr. Benjamin D. Turner, PT, DPT, CSCS, FAFS graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2011. He earned his Nike Golf 360 Golf Performance Specialist certification from the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute in 2013. Ben has worked extensively with golfers of all levels; from those brand new to the game all the way up to the touring professional. His goal is to help develop competence and confidence to those who work with golfers and to bring the enjoyment of golf to anyone who wants to play.
Upon course completion, participants will: