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This means that

  • He will get you back to play faster

  • He will be able to increase your performance i.e. longer drives & more consistent swing

  • You will decrease your risk of future injuries

  • Check out the golf specific exercises on MYTPI.COM

Over view of golf injuries

  • Golf wrist injuries: 23.9%

  • Golf Low back injuries: 25-30%

  • Golf shoulder injuries 7.7%

The Following injuries are significant but statistics are limited

  • Golfer’s hip

  • Golfer’s elbow

  • Head Injury; Golfers are also struck in the head from another golfers club and this is more likely in children

  • Skin Cancer We also have to be concerned with sun exposure

Golf injuries are attributed to
  • Overuse injuries

  • Repetitive faulty swing mechanics

  • Fitness/conditioning level

  • Forcing the body into positions it cannot naturally achieve

  • Improperly fitted equipment i.e. ill fitting clubs

  • Previous Injury at that site

  • Previous injury or active injury at another site the golf swing moves the stress to an adjacent area

  • Lack of flexibility

  • Imbalance of muscles in strength and flexibility.  I.e. You can move the right hip more then the left

  • Adbesions/Scar Tissue


Common causes of all injuries
  • Improper movement abnormal biomechanics

  • Imbalance muscles

  • Previous trauma injury

  • Repetitive micro trauma

  • Adhesions/scar tissue

  • Spinal misalignment/subluxation

  • Tight muscles

  • Acute trauma

  • Overuse injury

  • Poor posture

  • Arthritis



Golf and Pilates

They share the same basic principles, requiring flexibility, rotation and core and buttock strength. For golfers looking to stay healthy on the greens, Pilates is the ideal golfing partner. While the golf-pro may help correct swings and take strokes off a player’s game, the Pilates specialist can improve a golfer’s performance, stamina and stability. These changes can help clients drive the ball farther and avoid the sand-trap of fatigue and injury.

Golf demands a delicate balance of mental and physical skill and Pilates enables you to focus on both through mind-body awareness by gaining insight into the inseparable connection between the physical and psychological components of athletic performance. Golfers can take their physical performance to a higher level by training their minds in addition to their bodies. In the last five years fitness has become a huge part of various athletes’ daily routine. From the NFL to the NHL, athletes of all levels are realizing the benefits of “alternative” methods of exercise to increase power, align the body, and work the ‘core’. Not to mention golf pros such as Tiger Woods and David Duval – two top-dollar stars who are known to incorporate Pilates into their regular training regimen. Elite athletes are still training daily, but the focus on conventional weight training has been complemented with the need to work on balance, flexibility, core stability and mental focus.


In golf, players compete against gravity in a three-dimensional, unstable environment. In order to prevent injuries and improve swings, the exercises in a well-designed fitness program must directly enhance the golfers’ ability to keep their center of gravity (upper body) aligned over their base of support (feet and legs). Machine-based fitness programs — which function by strengthening muscles in isolation — do not contribute significantly to improved athletic function. When you swing a club, the brain recruits groups of muscles, coordinating them in unique sequences like a conductor leading an orchestra. Integrated Pilates training parallels how the body functions when playing a sport.


Local Golf courses


Coyote Moon Golf Course
Ed McGargill
10685 Northwoods Blvd.
Truckee, CA 96161
PHONE: (530) 587-0886

Lahontan Golf Club
Jeff Cobain
12700 Lodgetrail Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161
PHONE: (530) 550-2400

Old Greenwood
13152 Fairway Dr. Townhome 3A
Truckee, CA 96161
PHONE: (530) 587-1054

Incline Village Championship Golf Course
Location: 955 Fairway Blvd., Incline Village, NV
Phone: (866) 925-GOLF

Incline Village Mountain Golf Course
Location: 690 Wilson Way, Incline Village, NV
Phone: (866) 925-GOLF

Northstar-at-Tahoe(tm) Resort Golf Course
Location: Basque Dr. Off Northstar Dr., Truckee, CA
Phone: 530-562-2490

Old Brockway Golf Course
Location: Junction of Hwys. 28 & 267, Kings Beach, CA
Phone: (530) 546-9909

Old Greenwood Golf Course
Location: 12915 Fairway Dr., Truckee, CA
Phone: (530) 550-7010

Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course
Location: 400 Squaw Creek Road, Squaw Valley, CA
Phone: (800) 327-3353

Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Location: 12850 Northwoods Blvd., <>Truckee, CA
Phone: (530) 587-9443

Tahoe City Golf Course
Location: Behind Bank of America, Tahoe City, CA
Phone: (530) 583-1516

Golf injuries in Truckee & tahoe

Dr Triestman is now Titleist Performance Certified

Dr. Micheal Leahy, Dr. Barry Triestman and Dr. Greg Rose at the TPI Stage

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