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Virginia Sport & Spine Institute’s Dr. Jeffrey Lowes is a respected local clinician with significant experience in the Golf Health & Fitness realm. Dr. Lowes is a level 3 certified Medical professional with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) – the world’s leading authority on Golf Health & Fitness.
Virginia Sport & Spine Institute was founded in 2018 and is a state of the art sport specific health care facility that provides the most cutting-edge, scientifically proven golf screenings/assessments, soft-tissue and myofascial treatments, and exercise prescription for golfers of all ages and abilities.
Our facility aim is to work with our clients and their team (Golf Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Psychologist, Nutritionist etc.) to provide the highest quality care for their injury management, injury rehabilitation, and golf performance needs.
A Golf specific screening includes:
Golf Performance Evaluation
Most golfers are continually striving to improve their game. From changes in equipment to adjustments in the swing or short game, minor adjustments often go a long way. The Virginia Sport & Spine Institute team understands the most important piece of equipment in your golf game…your body.
Often times our clients have been experiencing frustrations with the lack of improvement in their game despite continual lessons and investments. The golf performance evaluation utilizes research based movement assessments to break the golfer’s body down in to areas of mobility and stability impairments. These impairments are the limiting factor in the athlete’s ability to improve performance. By identifying and correcting these impairments and restoring proper movement patterns the athlete is able to swing efficiently and effectively while reducing injury risk and improving the longevity of their golf game.
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf Fitness Screening
The TPI screen allows us to identify specific movements related to the golf swing that a player is unable to perform. This information often correlates to swing faults such as swaying, early extension, coming “over the top”, etc.
When physical restrictions in mobility and stability are driving forces in a swing deficiency it cannot be corrected with basic coaching as the physical impairment will not go away without specific intervention.
Call today to schedule your evaluation. Evaluations are typically performed in our performance loft within our clinic or special arrangements can be made to complete small group assessments at your home golf course/range.
Jeffrey Lowes, DC, CSCS, TPI-M3 has been qualified as a Certified Level 3 Medical Provider by Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). TPI is a PGA andLPGA approved, golf-specific training program that has developed a physical screen to identify physical limitations that may be contributing to swing flaws, injuries, and higher scores. Our Golf Fitness Program will evaluate upper/lower body flexibility, posture, core stability, balance, and golf specific mobility. Based on the results of the TPI screen, we can develop an individualized exercise program to address each client’s physical limitations that may be affecting the golf swing and/or risk for injury.
Benefits of a Golf Fitness Program:
Initial Evaluation (60 minutes)
Training Session (45 minutes)
Re-evaluation (45 minutes)
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
The SFMA is what helps make the Virginia Sport & Spine Institute team unique. TPI Certified Medical Professionals with years of experience in athletic performance will conduct your performance evaluation. Combining your player and/or medical history and the TPI screen with the SFMA allows us to identify very specific body impairments from mobility restrictions to motor control dysfunctions limiting your game.
Performance assessments help to determine an athlete’s baseline movement quality, and are typically performed before the start of a new sports season or to aid in evaluating potential injury risk levels. Additionally, a quality assessment can help identify challenge areas that may be holding back performance advancement, such as: range of motion limitations; lack of control or stability; motor control; and the ability to store and express kinetic energy. At the Virginia Sport & Spine Institute, we are always assessing our athletes and clients to assure or treatment and training is specifically geared towards the individual. A performance assessment is highly recommended prior to a new golf season or before you begin a new training program.