Golf Program Info

About the Golf Program

As the popularity of golf has risen, the perception of golf as a passive sport has fallen.  The current perception is that a golfer needs to be physically fit and proactive about training to     perform at his/her highest level, just as in any other sport.  The goal of this program is to     design a fitness/wellness program specific to the individual to improve performance and decrease risk of injury.  Other benefits include:

  • Pain free golf
  • Improve flexibility
  • Learn proper body mechanics
  • Increase the longevity of your game


Program Overview


You will receive analysis of the following:
    • Strength:  Increased strength will decrease risk of injury, improve performance, and  help maintain proper biomechanics


    • Flexibility: A golfer must have a certain amount of flexibility to maintain proper mechanics/efficiency and again to minimize risk of injury.

    • Posture/Mechanics (Video): Poor posture and  mechanics can greatly decrease swing efficiency and      increase risk of injury.  Good posture and mechanics is  imperative for a good golf swing.




There are two major  categories of injuries seen in golfers:  overuse (ie: tendonitis) which is more common in a professional or amateurs who play frequently and poor swing mechanics, more common in  amateurs or “weekend warrior” golfers.

  • Approximately 2 million new golfers each year
  • 80% of all professionals will have an injury
  • 65% of all amateurs will have an injury
  • 75% of all golfers will have back pain


About the Specialist

Chris Fountain is a physical therapist at Birmingham Physical Therapy in Birmingham, AL.  He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of spine and golf related injuries.  In 2003, he worked part-time as a physical therapist on the PGA Tour.


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