Golf and Health Symposium: An International Perspective

The Academy is the not-for-profit, educational arm of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). Since 1953, the Academy has strived to advance the ability of healthcare professionals through our continuing education programs. Whether you are a seasoned veteran in the field of rehabilitation or a new graduate, our faculty are committed to helping you learn and apply the latest research and therapeutic approaches. We are excited that you share our passion for improving patient outcomes and hope you will continue to invest in your career by joining us for this program.

Course Description

This course explores a fresh approach covering the wider aspects of health benefits and a more detailed observation and assessment of golf mechanics with a description of the swing and the problems that can be associated with it.  Our faculty, from the European Tour, PGA tour, The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab  and Northwestern University will provide the expertise in the management of golf related disorders. The emphasis of patient cases will focus on rehabilitation and training.  Laboratory examples and patient discussions in small and large groups will help participants refine their clinical decision-making skills.

Who Should Attend

Physiatrists, Sports Medicine Physicians, Residents, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors, and Coaches.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the spectrum of golf related disorders
  • Discuss medical and therapeutic decision-making in the golfer
  • Review a kinetic analysis of a golf swing
  • Assess performance via swing and putting mechanics in golfers
  • Evaluate pathology in upper, lower and spinal kinematics pertaining to golf
  • Identify the current literature related to golf and health benefits
  • Examine emerging research related to golf and new investigator findings