Golf season may be ending for the year, but it’s never too early to get a jump on your off-season training.
Ryan Klapper PT, DPT, team lead for WPI’s PAR For The Course Program, focuses on Performance, Analysis, and Rehabilitation for golfers looking to improve their game or are recovering after an injury.
In addition to being a skilled physical therapist, Ryan is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), so he knows a thing or two about the golf swing and is able to put this knowledge to work year-round.
What should I expect during a golf swing analysis?
When you schedule your golf swing analysis, Ryan will conduct a comprehensive body movement exam. This exam will identify if you have any physical flexibility limitations, movement restrictions, or if any past injuries are impacting how you swing a club.
Along with the movement exam, he can also conduct a TPI screen. This screen will determine your golfer fitness handicap and help him identify some likely compensations with your swing.
After preliminary testing, he will then utilize our state-of-the-art Noraxon motion analysis technology to conduct the golf swing analysis. This world-class technology is comprised of 2 high-speed cameras and 14 individual sensors, which will be placed on your body, to aid the system in constructing your own personal avatar.
The technology in the sensors will allow him to look at your individual joint angles and specific body mobility. This ultimately helps him determine if your swing is efficient for your body.
How will you benefit from this analysis?
After your evaluation, Ryan will look at the sequence of your back swing, transition and downswing. By correctly sequencing your body segments, based on the way you move at these phases of your golf swing, he will be able to help you increase your consistency, ball striking, and distance. And keep you playing longer next season, without pain!
The avatar will show any limitations or faults you may have in real-time, while the TPI screen will provide you with your golf fitness handicap. With this technology, you will be able to see first-hand how we can improve your swing efficiency and maximize it individually to you.
What do you need to bring to a golf specific analysis?
- Golf Shoes
- Golf Clubs (glove if wanted)
- Athletic Shorts
- T-shirt or tank top/sleeveless shirt if possible
- Come without a prior warm up or stretching
How long will the golf analysis take?
It takes 90 minutes to complete a Golf Swing Analysis and 45 minutes for the TPI Screen. Follow up sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes each. If you’re serious about improving your game, contact us today to schedule your 90-minute analysis and get a jump on your off-season training.