Rehab Your Golf Swing

Acute and chronic injuries, an aging population, and participation in golf: What do these topics all have in common?  Using the old blueprint or traditional blueprint of the biomechanics of a golf swing may no longer be possible or might even aggravate a medical or musculoskeletal condition for those returning to golf after an illness, injury, or period of time in Physical Therapy. Special population golfers (recovering golfers) should receive programming in an entirely different manner.  The injury may have been “fixed”, but the golf swing may still be quite “broken”.  The central stroke pattern used in the past may be hazardous to use now.  Or, the stroke needed now requires:
  • Recovery of skills once used but presently experiencing a disruption in physical sensory “feel”.
  • Recovery of synchronization, effectiveness, and efficiency that is tailored to the current “after rehab” level of function.
  • Recovery of stability, rhythm, and fluidity.

In addition to recovery, this type of golfer requires new routes or pathways of engagement to offset aberrant or altered biomechanics (personal body hubs or zones of dysfunction) created by injury, joint replacement, sensory-motor loss, or vestibular (equilibrium and spatial orientation) changes.  

The approach taken requires a “team approach” or “shared responsibility” between the Health Provider, Exercise Specialist, Golf Professional, and of course golfer.  A golfer should participate in a TGM-BIA™ Fusion complementary programming which focuses on:
  • Amended and reconfigured but lawfully correct technique pathways of motion selected by the golf professional and customized to the current functional capacity of the golfer.
  • Associated anchor sense impressions and spatial recognition for these new pathways represented by specific performance patterns of choreographed poses complying with these carefully selected amended technique pathways.
  • Specific steps, drills, and entrainment methods that refine the goal-oriented patterns of motions to the concept blueprint map and selected technique pathways.
  • A plan of progression which always takes into consideration the altered post-rehab state of the golfer.

Golfers should express to their health care provider the desire to return to golf when medically advisable. Inquires about referral to a teaching professional who specializes in providing Swing Rehab and Skill Recovery™ programming is an integral part of successfully returning this category of golfer back to participation.   With the proper focus and with the full support of the health care provider and all associated professionals there are better options than ever for the post rehab golfer in need of “swing rehab.”

To review, the TGM-BIA™ Fusion Program SRSR™ analyzes the history and current functional status of the golfer participant and then carefully integrates the golf history and current golf competency post condition to identify the “hot spots” that are sabotaging the cascading flow of motion causing aberrant disruptions in the execution of harmonic choreography needed for fluent Pathway-Pattern consistency and reliability.  This is a true technique and performance partnership between TGM and BIA™.

Biomechanical pattern aberrations are diagnostically identified so that adaptive modifications via performance pattern instruction may be designed and implemented.  The BIA™ System Concept-Pathway-Pattern™ process harnesses the power of coordinated kinematic sequencing in a manner that complies with the laws of G.O.L.F. (see BIA™ L1 Text).

Why Fusion?

Fusion refers to the incorporation of golf science as researched and established by Mr. Homer Kelley and espoused in the seven editions of his published material (The Golfing Machine) with the science of the human machine as represented through Biomechanical Integration Approach™.  The BIA™ System integrates with Mr. Kelley’s G.O.L.F. Star System.

The main feature of the Golfing Machine-Human Machine Partnership is the customization of the golfer’s specified programming design blended with a varying “ratio” of TGM G.O.L.F. technique skill concepts and pathways with BIA™ performance patterning.   The image of “fusion” should be viewed as a “see-saw” which can lean or dip more in the TGM direction or BIA™ direction or perhaps be a 50-50 split.  

Thus, a SRSR™ golfer might be a 70 or 80% BIA™ performance patterning instruction with a blend of 30 or 20% TGM G.O.L.F. technique skill concepts.  Regardless, because of the necessity to develop a pattern that must conform to a pathway blueprint even a SRSR™ program must be infused with a hefty blend of G.O.L.F. science information.  

The shared responsibility approach where SRSR™ programming is  “partnered” with TGM-AI technique instruction and  supported by physiologic conditioning and targeted conditioning provided by a certified post rehab exercise professional exemplifies the ideal type of “fusion”.   The guidelines and post rehab prescriptions provided by the health professional are integral to framing the overall design of the TGM-BIA™ Fusion program.          

For more information about this subject or any other information presented by, please address inquires to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Thank you.