Injury Prevention, Physical Preparedness, and On-Range Warm-up Sequencing Join us for some ON-RANGE hands-on instruction and learn about current concepts from golf, medical and fitness professionals in pre-round preparation to get your body ready for the rigors of a 4-5 hour round of golf. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR FLYER (PDF) > Topics Will Include: On-range instruction in pre-round movement warm-up drills Specific injury prevention exercises Foam roller usage and technique Pre-round practice drills When: Tuesday, September 24th / 6:00pm - 7:00pm Where: Tetherow Golf Academy Where: 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd Where: Bend, OR 97702 Cost: FREE! What To Bring: Golf clubs, alignment sticks, and attitude for improvement RSVP: Chris Cooper PT, DPT, CSCS ... read more »
Physical Therapy at The Athletic Club of Bend
About the Clinic
TAI Physical Therapy is located inside the Athletic Club of Bend in Bend, Oregon and provides exceptional orthopedic physical therapy for patients of all ages. Our goal is to get you better faster so that you can get back to enjoying the activities Central Oregon has to offer. Our specialities include aquatic physical therapy, golf fitness/performance/rehabilitation, therapeutic yoga, women’s health, pediatic orthopedic physical therapy, and ASTYM™. We focus on manual therapy and functional strength and conditioning that is specific to you in order to enhance your recovery and experience.
Physical Therapist Chris Cooper, PT, DPT, CSCS is a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor – Level 3 Fitness Professional through The Titleist Performance Institute. This certification allows Chris to develop a golf-specific fitness program to address imbalances in mobility and stability as they relate to an efficient and powerful golf swing. Chris works with numerous local PGA Golf Professionals to create body-specific programs.
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Anti-gravity treadmill uses air pressure to reduce body weight By: Anne Aurand / The Bulletin Published: August 8, 2013 :: 4:00AM PST Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to run if you didn't have to carry all your weight? “It's kind of fun," said Billie Cartwright, a runner and physician assistant at Mosaic Medical, who used an anti-gravity treadmill to aid in her recovery from surgery on her Achilles tendon. The AlterG anti-gravity treadmill “unweights" a body to reduce the impact of running or walking. Therapists at Therapeutic Associates Bend Physical Therapy use what's believed to be the only such treadmill in ... read more »
Injury Prevention, Nutrition, and Performance Join us for an interactive seminar and learn about current concepts in pre-round preparation to get your body ready for the rigors of a 4-5 hour round of golf. Topics Will Include: Exercises for injury prevention Exercises to prepare your body for the functional movements needed for golf Nutrition to maximize your body’s performance Proper hydration Proper range warm-up strategies Mental preparation for the 1st tee and beyond When: Tuesday, August 20th / 5:30pm - 6:30pm Where: Tetherow Golf Academy Where: 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd Where: Bend, OR 97702 Cost: FREE! Featuring: Strategies to maximize golf performance with proper pre-round preparation, raffles prizes and complimentary beverages. RSVP: Chris Cooper PT, ... read more »
Experts say Stretching Moves may be Better for Athletes than Static Poses By: Anne Aurand / The Bulletin Published: July 25, 2013 :: 4:00AM PST Common thought has long been that a good stretch before a hard workout was the right thing to do. Stretching before any rigorous activity was supposed to reduce injury and improve performance. However, some research suggests that stretching does neither. According to a 2011 position paper from the American College of Sports Medicine, stretching does not prevent injuries, back pain or muscle soreness. And, according to the ACSM paper and local experts, stretching prior to activity can diminish muscle strength, ... read more »
TO EASE LOW BACK PAIN, BUILD FLEXIBILITY IN MID BACK By: Anne Aurand / The Bulletin Published: June 20th. 2013 / 4:00AM PST At this point in the season, a lot of golfers are beginning to complain about low-back pain. (Tendonitis and other overuse injuries in the elbows, shoulders and wrists typically show up later in the season.) Low-back pain in golfers is often related to a lack of flexibility in the hip sockets and thoracic (midback) spine, said Chris Cooper, a physical therapist at Therapeutic Associates at the Athletic Club of Bend and Titleist Performance Institute-certified golf fitness instructor. The lumbar spine (lower ... read more »