Golf Physiotherapy and TPI

What is TPI?
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. TPI was founded in 2003 and over the last 12 years it has studied thousands of golfers of all abilities. From these studies, TPI has collected an enormous amount of data on golfers such as size, shape, age, and fitness level. From this data, TPI has learned how a correctly functioning body can allow a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible.

TPI has also examined how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury. The group at TPI do not believe that there is only one correct way to swing a club, rather they believe in an infinite number of swing styles. However, they do believe that there is one efficient way for every player to swing and this depends on the physical capabilities of the player.

What is TPI screening?
Physical capabilities will differ for each golfer and therefore the most efficient swing is not the same for every golfer. To determine physical capabilities, a golfer must first be screened. This screen will begin with a client history and a discussion about current health. Then the golfer’s swing will be recorded using a high speed camera. Following this, the player will be assessed on 12 tests which focus on movement quality, physical fitness, and strength. Once the screen is completed, the results are used to develop a plan for this player. This plan may include fitness training, physiotherapy treatment, and coaching of swing mechanics and biomechanics.

Golfers whose game is limited by pain
Players who present with pain will undergo physiotherapy assessment and treatment. Once the pain has resolved the player will then undergo TPI screening. This screening will help in the development of an exercise plan for the player which will make their swing more efficient, improve their game, and reduce golf-related injuries.

Golfers who wish to improve their game
Players who wish to improve their game will undergo TPI screening. From this screening an exercise program will be developed. This exercise program will help the player develop a correctly functioning body which will lead to a more efficient swing and lower scores. Hands-on treatment may or may not be appropriate depending on the findings of the screen. Hands-on treatment can be very effective at increasing shoulder turn, spinal mobility, and hip mobility.

Do I have to be a Professional Golfer?
No. Golfers of all abilities will benefit from TPI screening. Everyone from professionals to weekend golfers can develop a more efficient swing and lower their scores.

Where does the screening take place?
The screening will take place within IONA Physiotherapy, Cian House, 1 Cian Pk, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.