Welcome to GolfMATchanics!
GolfMATchanics is the only full service Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Performance Facility in Chicago who main focus is on the golf community. Our goal is to help golfers Move Better. To Play Better.
Are you new to golf and you question the capability of your body being able to handle the golf swing or tolerate a round of golf? Do you find, when you get specific golf swing instruction, you don’t have a clue on how to reach that required rotation or be able to feel that “pocket” created between your spine, during the takeaway, and the stable trail hip and their abilities to store the necessary elastic energy that is required for the initial transition into the downswing, like wringing water out of sponge.
OR are you a golf veteran who have spent years working with golf instructors? You know your golf swing mechanics are solid, but you are still struggling with one of the 16 swing characteristics (see below)? Is your body keeping you from reaching that momentous landmark of finally breaking into the 70's or 80's, but instead, you get hindered with residual back, hip, or knee pain during during or after your round? Are you plagued with continual muscular tightness before or after your swing?
Guess what? It may not be your fault. It may be a body mechanical issue. Your body may be having problems folding up, turning, or holding the specific positions and/or unable to generate the muscular force or torque to counter the demands golf will put on your body. Let Muscular System Solutions help. It's simple. If you move better. You'll golf better.
How Muscle Activation Techniques™ cAN Help you Golf Better
We have uniquely blended the Titleist Performance Institute Screen (TPI) and Greg Roskophf's Muscle Activation Techniques™ to create GolfMATchanics. At GolfMATchanics we strictly focus on the medical and fitness side of golf. Our ability to specialize in understanding the biomechanics of the golf swing, through the body swing connection. We are able to break down the joint kinematics of each position needed for the golf swing. The areas that are hindered with the necessary range of motion can help us create a plan to help increase flexibility, through neuromuscular re-education, which in-turn will improve strength in the areas that lack motor control alleviating the areas of compensation, pain, and breakdown during your round, then integrate the golfer into a strength program to keep his or her body golf fit.
Have you achieved GOLF Fitness – WHAT IS IT?
Golf fitness isn’t about looking like a bodybuilder or the best player on the Tour. It’s about being fit to play the game at an individual’s highest level and doing so without causing injury. It’s about understanding how a body’s limitations can influence the golf swing and how to address those limitations through the proper channels; whether it’s through swing instruction, physical rehabilitation or strength and conditioning exercise.
What is the titlelist Performance Instition (TPI)?
TPI is the world's leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. Since its inception in 2003, TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from the top professional Tour players to weekend enthusiasts. An incredible amount of data on players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels has been gathered during this time. Using this data, TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, TPI has analyzed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury.
TPI’s mission is to educate golfers and industry professionals on the Body-Swing Connection™ through its one of a kind ‘TPI Certified’ educational program. This program was developed by founders Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips along with a 52 member advisory staff of industry leading experts. Five unique fields of study are offered for TPI Certification: Golf, Medical, Fitness, Power and Junior Development. Currently, there are over 19,000 TPI Certified professionals in 63 countries assisting players of all skill levels.
Do you have one of these 16 Swing Characteristics?
S-Posture: A posture that can put excessive stress on your lower back and limit rotation in the golf swing.
C-Posture: A posture that can limit your spinal rotation and make it extremely difficult to maintain your posture in your golf swing.
Loss of Posture: Significant alteration from your body's original set up angles during your golf swing.
Flat Swing Plane: Standing up in the backswing and a flattening of the shoulder plane.
Flying Elbow: An elevated trail elbow during the backswing.
Early Extension: Movement towards the golf ball during the swing.
Over the top: A leading cause of slicing the ball and causes a major steepening of the downswing plane.
Sway: Excessive lower body lateral movement away from the target during your backswing.
Slide: Excessive lower body lateral movement towards the target during your downswing.
Late Buckle: Same as a slide but it happens after impact.
Reverse Spine Angle: The number one cause of lower back pain in golf.
Forward Lunge: Aggressive lunge towards the target with the upper body during transition.
Hanging back: Absence of forward weight shift in the downswing.
Casting: An early release of the club.
Scooping: Lifting the ball or adding loft to the club.
Chicken Wing: This characteristic involves a breakdown of the lead arm through impact and can limit the player's ability to develop speed or power.