So, immediately, it might not make much sense to go to a physical therapy clinic to improve your golf game. But it’s true. Whether you’re already a good golfer or you’re recovering from an injury, our golf performance program can help you reach your best golf – fully complementing the golf instruction you’re getting from your golf pro – any time of the year using our indoor golf simulator.
Watch this video with personal trainer, Aaron Andrus, to learn if you’re an ideal for our golf performance program:
The golf performance program is going to be good for everybody, every type of golfer. Male, female, young, or old. Now, we’ve had a good variety of all those. I’ve had patients that are in high school that have only been playing golf for a brief time. And I’ve had patients that are recovering from injuries that are into their early 70s or late 70s, so you have a good blend of young and old and male and female. I think that they all have benefits for coming in and using the program.
Now, as far as how can you get better or what are the things we see the most improved and as far as the performance aspect – so working with me, the biggest thing I think is for body awareness, mostly. And you can be young and still lack the ability to have body awareness or spatial awareness of objects. Those are kind of key in golf because for one, you have to understand where your body is in space throughout this big swing. And then you have to be aware of where’s the golf ball and then where’s the club? Body awareness and spatial awareness – those things are going to improved naturally from exercise and multi-planes.
Linear plane, horizontal plane, those types of exercises in every plane is going to increase the amount of body awareness and spatial awareness and the med-balls are going to help with that spatial aspect – catching, throwing, and those aspects.
Now, personally, I’ve had golfers say that that’s one aspect they feel. They feel stronger and they feel more aware in their golf swing. They are aware of where am I – how did I just slice it 30 yards. They’re aware of how that’s happening in their golf swing, and that’s huge. Not to mention, you see a huge increase in strength and that can develop with preventing injury throughout the round of golf, or it can add distance to your shots.
The ten patients I’ve had in the last couple months that have come in for our performance program, I’ve seen about a 10% increase. So, about 10-15 yards on the driver and then the short irons, just about there. Maybe not as much, but you know how everyone is. If you can hit the long stick further, then that was awesome. So, 10-15 yards there.
We’ve had guys and girls reduce their handicap by a couple strokes. Now, we can’t take credit for the green work. We haven’t worked with the putting stroke at all, but the other aspects of the game are improving and so, that’s what it takes to get to that level. But, it definitely can improve your game from a skill standpoint. But like I said, it’s more about psychologically where you are, body awareness, spatial awareness. Those are huge things and when you’re not exercising and you’re not practicing those things, then how do you expect to improve them and that is a big piece to golf.
In any sport, spatial awareness and body awareness. So, I think that’s a pretty good idea of what we do here and what it can do for old, young, female, male, and what you expect to get better at. So, those are just some examples.