18SP 031: Lindsay Becker | How to Prevent Over-Use Injuries for the Golfer

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Lindsay Becker shares her expertise in the world of golf performance and gives us an inside look at her experiences working as a physical therapist with PGA tour players, college golfers and juniors.

Lindsay Becker is an expert in the realm of therapeutic and functional rehab as well as golf performance.  Her work with tour players like Jason Day, the golf teams at Ohio State, and her junior program at Muirfield Village Golf club put Lindsay in a class of elite professionals in the golf fitness performance field.

She is also an educator working with TPI and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) helping other fitness and medical professionals become better clinicians to improve the world of golf

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Lindsay’s Background

  • Was the head of Golf Performance at Ohio State University (OSU)
  • Recently started her own company Buckeye Performance Golf
  • Still works with the OSU Golf Teams
  • TPI Medical 2 & Junior 2 certified
  • Works with Muirfield Village Golf Club junior program and ladies golf
  • Presents with TPI Medical and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Grew up playing golf but did not play competitively in high school or college
  • Worked in Gainsville Florida as a PT and started a TPI program there.
  • Has worked a lot with Jason Day, as well as many mini tour players

Highlights from this Episode

  • We discuss the correlation between individuals that played a lot of other sports and golf performance (like Jason Day)
  •  Overuse injuries
  • How going back to your fundamentals can prevent many overuse injuries (eg. posture, stance, grip)
  • The importance of balance in your swing, your workouts, and practice.
  • Common postural faults and injuries related to each
    • Neutral Posture
    • C-Posture
    • S-Posture

golf postures

  • What is the SFMA and why is it such a useful tool in helping you move better and figure out your pain?
  • The cause of your pain is often not the same as the location of your pain
  • How do you find the balance between taking time to fix your functional issues/injuries and continuing to progress performance?
  • How do you get around permanent limitations like a joint replacement, previous injury, etc?
  • Lindsay goes over some of the biggest mistakes she sees in the gym

Most Frustrating Moments on the Course?

Inconsistancy.  Hitting a perfect drive, then a shank into the woods.

Most Memorable Moment on the Course?

When her students/players

Caddyshack or Happy Gilmore?

Happy Gilmore

Where to Find Lindsay

website: Buckeye Performance Golf

Facebook: Buckeye Performance Golf

Twitter: @BuckeyeLinds

Last Piece of Advice

Get evaluated by a professional to help prevent possible issue

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