The TPI Movement Screen
Swing Mechanics & Biomechanics
Current Health & Health History
The Titleist Performance Institute, known as TPI, developed a series of screens that are compromised of both physical movement analysis and video analysis of the golf swing. A TPI certified clinician can uncover how limitations or asymmetries in a golfer’s physical movement screen can be directly correlated to certain characteristics that may be present in their golf swing. These potentially undesirable swing traits can rob the golf swing of efficiency and power, which increases injury risk. Certain swing faults may be easily corrected if the golfer possesses the essential movement to change the swing characteristic, however many times this is not the case and verbally coaching a golfer through these issues will not be enough to improve their swing. These golfers suffer from deficits in improve joint mobility, tissue extensibility and muscle length which require hands on treatment to improve flexibility.`` They may even require physical conditioning drills to improve strength, power and balance. Every golfer’s needs are unique to that individual. Our TPI certified clinician has golfers of all ages and levels of competition covered. Whether you are recovering from an injury and trying to get back on the course, or you are struggling to improve your game and have not been able to uncover any route causes to your lack of progress, a TPI movement screen and video analysis will guide the direction of treatment to help you improve your game and lower your risk of injury.
Athletic Movement Screen
Current Health & Health History
Recreational and competitive athletes who participate in contact sports are at risk for sustaining contact related injuries which are mostly unavoidable due to nature of these sports. Regardless of how well an individual is trained or how well they move, a contact injury is generally something that happens spontaneously and cannot be prevented in many instances.
On the contrary, non contact injuries that occur in sports are many times avoidable and can be attributed to faulty mechanics or underlying movement deficiencies. If an individual who does not move well to begin with participates in sport, they are much more prone to sustaining an overuse injury than an individual who has adequate baseline movement patterns.
Many sports involve motions or actions that are duplicated many times throughout the course of their game; a golf swing, a pitcher throwing a baseball, a swimmer’s stroke or a runner’s stride to name a few. When someone who has an underlying muscle imbalance performs an activity such as these their body will break down quicker and will develop an injury/pain quicker than a peer who has adequate mobility and stability.
The reason for this is that in order to perform the activity their body will compensate in some way for the missing component and over time they could cause themselves an overuse injury that would otherwise be avoidable if they were screened beforehand and given the necessary corrective exercises to avoid these compensations. For example, in sports that require a swinging motion (golf, hockey, baseball, softball) a prerequisite amount of rotation is needed in a person’s torso and hips to generate enough torque to optimize their power output into the swing. However, if these individuals do not possess enough rotation in their torso or hips than they may compensate by twisting their lower backs more than is needed. Over time they could cause lower back pain which could sideline them from participation in their sport.
If the underlying cause of the problem is not rectified and the person attempts to return to sport they are at risk of creating chronic problems. For this reason pre-season, mid-season and post-season movement screening in sports, both contact and non contact alike, is critical at keeping players healthy and in the game.
By detecting faulty movement patterns early and correcting them, our therapists can help athletes avoid overuse injuries that many times are not detected until the injury has already set in. The Functional Movement Screen will be used to detect individuals who are below a threshold which could place them at greater risk of injury regardless of what sport they play. Using customized corrective exercises aimed at normalizing their baseline movement quality, the risk of developing overuse and non contact injuries is greatly reduced.
Active Release Technique
Selected Functional Movement Assessments
Functional Movement Screens
Mckenzie (MDT) Spine Certified
Monday - 10am-1pm & 5:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday - 10am-1pm & 5:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday - 10am-1pm & 5:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday - 10am-1pm & 5:30pm-8:30pm
Friday - 10am-1pm & 5:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday - 9am-12pm
Sunday - closed
Mon - Fri - 7 am to 8 pm
Saturday - 8am to 1pm
Sunday - closed
Impact Physical Therapy
Located in the Galleria at Twin Rivers
680 Route 33 East, Suite 14
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Phone (877) 752 9637
Fax (732) 605 5963