Fitness and Wellness
Golf is a sport and you are indeed an athlete. So why is fitness such a dirty word amongst so many of you?
In order to make significant improvement in your golf skills your fitness level needs to be assessed at the same time. Otherwise you may be attempting to put a square peg in a round hole. For example…you covet a draw yet your right shoulder has some significant restrictions. This will limit your ability to get into the proper positions required to produce that draw. You will either need to make changes to your fitness or adapt more comfortably to the power fade, which by the way is the ball flight of choice by most tour professionals.
The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) has dedicated itself to understanding how the body predicts the shape of your swing and the swing challenges (flaws) that you may have. If you work on only the flaws and not the functionality of the body your progress will be slow or non-existent.
The TPI website, MyTPI.com, is a fabulous resource for understanding the body / swing connection. When you are ready to really take your game (and fitness) to the next level then you will want to see Briana Lackenby, Physical Therapist extraordinaire at Cape Cod Rehabilitation in Hyannis. She is not only an outstanding PT; she is also certified by TPI to evaluate your golf fitness and prescribe an exercise program specific to your golfing needs. Couple that with a Video and K-Vest 3D technology evaluation with Jane Frost, TPI Certified GP3, and you are well on your way to making significant improvements in your golf game. Make your appointments today!
Other Wellness Resources
Fazio Therapy Ashiatsu
Jen Fazio – Licenced Massage Therapist
400 Nathan Ellis Highway
Mashpee, MA 02649
Myofascial Release / CranioSacral Therapy:
David Young – C.M.T.
Dr. Karen Ralston
46 Parkway Place