Golf

Author / Instructor: Robert A. Donatelli PT, Ph.D., OCS
Profession: Physical Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists
Jurisdiction: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
CEU Hours: 3.5
Course Method: Online
Provider: Educata
Amount: $105
Active: Yes

Recommended Lecture Sequence:

Conditioning the Hip / Trunk and Compensatory Swing Mechanics (2.00 hours)

Description

This lecture combines two topics. The first topic is that of strengthening the hip and trunk in the golfer. It identifies the anatomy of the ccore and the classification of the muscles as local and global. The three different stabilizing mechanisms within the spine will be defined and related to the golf swing. Evaluation, as well as strengthening and endurance training, of the core muscles will be addressed

The second section looks at compensatory swing mechanics in the golfer and identifies possible physical limitations related to the swing, such as restricted mobility and muscle weakness. This lecture interprets these physical limitations during the golf swing and discusses how to evaluate and treat the limitations.

Goals & Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Have a greater appreciation and understanding of the anatomy of the CORE.
  2. Apply the concepts of a CORE evaluation as it pertains to the identifying low back pain in golfers.
  3. Identify muscle testing for the CORE muscles.
  4. Identify the subsystems of stability and differentiate the local and global muscles.
  5. Perform special tests for the CORE subsystems.
  6. Identify the exercises to enhance performance and prevent injuries in golf.
  7. Apply the concepts of perturbation training to turn on the local muscles.
  8. Define muscle stiffness.
  9. Define stabilization exercises.

Balance as a Function of Vision and Proprioception (1.50 hours)

Description

This course reviews the four systems that make up balance, vestibular, vision, proprioceptors and muscle strength. Evaluation of the four systems will be presented and evidence based treatment approaches will be reviewed.

Goals & Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Have a greater appreciation and understanding of the four systems that make up balance.
  2. Apply the concepts of a balance evaluation as it pertains to the performance in golf.
  3. Identify specific testing for the vestibular system hypo-function.
  4. Identify the different functions of the vestibular system as they relate to golf.
  5. Perform special tests to determine deficits in balance.
  6. Identify the exercises to enhance performance and prevent injuries in golf.
  7. Apply the concepts of eccentric training to to protect and enhance muscle strength of the lower leg.
  8. Define the following vestibular functions, saccades, visual pursuit, and vestibular ocular reflex.
  9. Define the use perturbation training to improve balance.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs.
 

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