Ep 99 Chaser–Golf PT over Coors Light with Lindsay Becker


Episode 99 Chaser

In this episode, Jimmy interviews Lindsay Becker, owner of Buckeye Performance Golf in Columbus, Ohio. Lindsay keeps it simple enjoying a Coors Light while Jimmy tries out the DC Brau Public Pale Ale. Lindsay elaborates on her role in the golf world as a practicing physical therapist and the use of 3D motion analysis and the SFMA.

Bio: Lindsay Becker, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, CGFI-M3

Dr. Lindsay Becker is the Owner of Buckeye Performance Golf in Columbus, Ohio. She works with golfers of all ages- junior through senior- and all abilities including PGA Tour professionals. She performs 3D motion analysis of the golf swing, physical performance training, as well as rehabilitation services to golfers to help them play their best golf pain-free. She also works at the prestigious Muirfield Village Golf Club, providing golf performance services to the membership as well as during the annual Memorial Tournament.

She is an instructor with Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and Theraband Performance Health, and speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of golf, movement assessment and correction.

Contact Information
Website: http://www.buckeyeperformancegolf.com
Twitter: @BuckeyeLinds
Email: buckeyeperformancegolf@gmail.com
Episode 99 Shoutouts
Spark Physiotherapy: http://sparkphysio.com/
Sue Falsone, PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, Owner of Structure and Function: http://suefalsone.com/
Dave Kohlrieser, DPT, SCS, OSC, CSCS, Specializes in Hip Pathology

Episode 99 Highlights
(2:10) What got you into golf?
(3:00) Did you play before that at all?
(3:10) “I find that working with runners is annoying, they don’t listen to what you say and I can say that because I personally am a runner and I know that I don’t listen to what anyone tells me.”
(4:00) Lindsay talks about 3D motion analysis with the golf swing and how it works.
(6:15) “The same efficiency and energy transfer applies to hockey, like a slap-shot, it applies to a baseball throw, it applies to a place kick, all these rotational sports have the same kind of concept.”
(6:30) Do you see the same issues pop up from person to person, is it pretty consistent, or is it as varied as it is with a golf swing?
(7:35) “Every time we do a 3D analysis we’re also doing a physical assessment of seeing what they can and cannot do.”
(8:30) What drew you to [SFMA] enough to use it and then become an instructor with it?
(10:40) Lindsay explains why the SFMA is a good tool to use for new grads and practicing PTs.
(11:35) What are some typical limitations that you’re seeing over and over again that affect the golf swing specifically?
(12:10) “The number 1 injury for golf is low back.”
(12:50) “If you don’t know where your glutes are or how to use your glutes, it’s definitely a problem.”
(13:22) “A common thing we see for golfers is tennis elbow, particularly your lead arm tennis elbow.”
(14:45) Talk a little bit about regional interdependence.
(18:15) Rider cup is coming up…does the US have a chance this year?
(19:05) If you could work anywhere else in the US where would it be?
(19:42) What is the last thing you read or are currently reading?
(20:22) Who else in the physical therapy world do we need to pay attention to?
(20:40) How do PTs get more involved with golf?
(26:43) What’s your lowest round?
(27:02) What’s your favorite shot to take?
(27:20) What are the pros doing that the average person could do but they’re not?

“Learn the terminology. Golfers are smart…they want people who understand golf.”
“You kind of have to have that balance of understanding their needs but then also kind of having some firmness of I get that you’re sitting in meetings or on planes 13 hours a day. You’re going to have to do something.”

Author: Caitlin Cederholm is a Marymount University student. 

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