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DB Power Snatch

POWER = More Distance Off the Tee

There is a misconception that golfers don’t need to be strong or powerful.  In actuality, golfers require significant functional strength and power to perform at high levels and prevent injuries.   Although you aren’t carrying heavy loads on the course, very high and demanding forces are present due to the speed and multiplanar demands of […]

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hip joint

Hip Mechanics 101

The hip is a classic ball and socket joint formed by the femur, or thigh bone, and pelvis. The femur’s top end is shaped like a ball called the femoral head. It fits into a round socket found on the side of the pelvis called the acetabulum. Where the bones come together, or articulate, is […]

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scapular movement

The Shoulder is Like a Golf Ball?

What is the shoulder? The shoulder, or glenohumeral joint, is simply a ball and socket. This is similar to a golf ball sitting on a tee with a ball being the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) and the tee being the glenoid fossa (a socket formed from the shoulder blade).   Only about […]

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achilles tendon & plantar fascia

Foot and Ankle Pain in the Golfer

Ankle and foot pain in golf, while not the most common injuries, still affect a large number of people, so it’s important we address these issues and explain exactly what’s happening, why it’s happening and what it means. To start, we need to understand the basic anatomy of the foot and ankle. There are a […]

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Fixing Hip Pain for the Golfer

Hip pain is one of the less discussed types of pain when it comes to golf. Back pain, wrist pain, and elbow pain tend to get more media attention and are seen more in major events like the PGA Tour. Hip pain is simply less common, and often, issues in the hip muscles refer up […]

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doctor checking the time

Make the Most of Your Medical Appointment

One step the wrong way and that all too familiar pain shot through my hip. I knew my face to face time with the hip specialist would be very limited. With a complex illness, my experience has taught me how to get the most out of my time with the doctor. Insurance based medical practices […]

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active release technique

Active Release Technique for the Golfer

There are many different methods to the madness when it comes to a golfer taking care of their body during before, during, and after (is there such a thing?) the golf season. Swing after swing, you are taking your body through a motion that it is not normally accustomed to in everyday life. When you […]

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trigger points in muscle fibers

The Broken Bridge No One Talks About: The Knee

Knee pain is a problem that we see very commonly in golfers here at Par4Success. It’s an interesting problem because usually, the knee is not the real root of the problem, but the symptom that the golfer notices. Today, we’re  going to educate you on the causes of knee pain and how they affect your […]

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manual therapy

Stop Pushing on Your Total Knee Replacement!

I have been working with total joint replacement clients for a decade at this point and it has always baffled me at why total knee replacement rehab is always so much more difficult than total hip replacement. How come after 3 months total hip replacement patients are back playing golf while so many total knee […]

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manual therapy

Better In One Physical Therapy Visit or It’s Free

The fact of the matter is that in Physical Therapy if the Physical Therapist is not able to improve how you are feeling even slightly in one session, the Physical Therapist should give you that session for FREE. Yes, FREE Why? Because if you spend your time and put your trust in someone who says […]

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My son, Ryan, has gained 20 lbs of lean muscle in 6 months. He started working with Par4Success when he was 14, and immediately increased swing speed, improved balance and gained distance without modifying his swing fundamentals. Par4Success understands child development and they work well with juniors. He has increased his swing speed by almost 15 MPH without loss of accuracy, gained flexibility, is physically stronger and eats healthier because he had seen positive results. If your child want to play college golf, you want them to be involved in a golf specific training program. Every coach that we have met with has asked about physical conditioning and training specific to golf. Par4Success is TPI Certified and Chris is a Licensed Physical Therapist as well. If your child is motivated to play better golf, the Par4Success guys will help them take leaps forward.

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