A typical initial appointment is one hour in duration and involves undertaking a golf-specific biomechanical assessment. This assessment is a modified version of the Golf screen from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and is used to identify key limitations that often form the basis of the client’s current swing characteristics (swing faults or habits). In addition the assessment is also designed to identify injury or dysfunction to key areas of the body that should be addressed to prevent further injury. Each test is scored, the total of which will give the client a body handicap (like a golf handicap). Those tests that score the highest or any current injuries will be addressed first using a range of physiotherapy treatment tools and rehabilitation exercises (in the form of a daily exercise programme) which are utilized to correct or improve these limitations.
Barring injury, the client is usually seen on a four-weekly basis for an update session to reassess the tests that they have been given exercises to work on. At that stage the client will be issued with a provisional body handicap and their exercises corrected and progressed. After two update sessions the client will undertake a full assessment again and get a full body handicap.
The goal is to get the client’s body handicap as low as possible - the lower the body handicap, the lower the risk of developing golf-related injuries. Furthermore, as the body is an integral part of the golf swing, the lower the body handicap, the less likely that undesirable swing characteristics will continue to frustrate the client and their golf coach.
Communication with the clients’ golf coach is an integral part of the process. It is preferable (but not essential) that the client bring their coach with them to the initial session. Undesirable swing characteristics or swing faults that may be causing pain or dysfunction are often due to poor body mechanics which can be discussed in-depth with the client's golf coach within the session.
Golf Works Ltd is proud to be closely associated with a range of health and training professionals who we consider industry leaders in their respective fields. These people provide services that are integral to the ongoing development of skill sets vital to players whose goal is to achieve success both on and off the golf course.
Who Will it Benefit?
Golfers of all ages and levels who want to improve their game
Touring professionals that need to perform weekly on tour without breaking down
Golfers with injuries that affect their game
Golfers with old injuries who need rehabilitation
Golfers who are interested in injury prevention and improving fitness levels
Golfers who want to minimize swing error and maximise swing repeatability
I first met Trevor Montgomery in 2005 whilst in rehabilitation from lower back surgery. At the time I was receiving treatment from one of NZ’s most respected Physiotherapists and although my prognosis was good, progress was not as rapid as I wanted...
I believe Trevor is a world class physiotherapist! I have played on 6 different professional golf tours around the world for over 12 years as a tournament player and have worked with a number of leading experts in the golf rehab area...
I have worked with Trevor for the past 8 years and he has provided me with second to none treatment whether traditional or alternative to get my body functioning as efficiently as possible for me to perform at my best...