Biomechanics of Sport – Golf Movement for Functionality Practitioners Live Online
- Course Details
Early bird price held until September 27, 2021 at 8PM EDT!
The golf swing presents unique physical challenges for players of all ability and fitness levels. Golf requires a constantly changing menu of forces and torques across a changing landscape over multiple hours. For the first time, three of the leaders in the academic research and practical application of optimized functional mobility will come together to help practitioners understand the physical demands of the swing, to maximize movement efficiency and minimize injury. A visually rich multimedia livestream blends insights from Anatomy Trains founder and manual and movement therapy innovator Thomas Myers, sport movement research pioneer Dr. Steven Nesbit and Top 50 golf teacher in America Michael Jacobs on the intersection between the body and the swing.
Tom Myers has charted a new map of human movement stability through the fascial system—the system that shapes postural patterns in structure and function. Tom will show how the flow of interconnected myofascial chains either contribute or hinder the action of the swing for diverse individuals—and how practitioners can more accurately assess, treat and support players in ways that improve mobility and reduce injury.
Dr. Steven Nesbit and Michael Jacobs will present on the integration of a Newtonian biomechanics model on diverse human form, they will discuss their new study that quantifies and analyzes the rotational aspects of the human body in the swing. Bodies move and function differently, and practitioners will start the process of understanding how a suite of diagnostic rubrics can help produce more positive outcomes with clients in a shorter time frame. By identifying the key movements that contribute to a successful, repeatable swing, Nesbit and Jacobs will help practitioners learn how to help clients improve their ability to perform those movements.
This course will be provided over zoom webinar with live chat and Q&A. Recordings will be provided via password protected streaming access for 45 days. You do not need to attend live to receive the recording.
About Thomas Myers:
Thomas Myers has practiced integrative manual therapy for more than 45 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. He is the author of Anatomy Trains (2020, 4th ed.), co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (2012, 2017), co-author of the Anatomy Trains in Motion Study Guide (2019), author of Body3, The Anatomist’s Corner, Structural Integration: Collected Articles and BodyReading: Visual Assessment and The Body Trains. He has written extensively for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies and wide variety of other trade journals, and has produced more than 20 digital learning courses for Anatomy Trains and other collaborations. Tom lives and sails on the coast of Maine, and he and his team deliver professional development courses and certification in Structural Integration worldwide.
About Dr. Steven Nesbit:
Dr. Steven Nesbit is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College, where he has spent 30 years devoted to the study of human sports movement. He was the designer of the United States Golf Association’s original golf swing study that determined the contributions of the player and club to driving distance, and has served as the Chief Technology Officer of Jacobs 3D for the past seven years. His paper “Work and Power Analysis of the Golf Swing” is considered to be the foundational study of golf biomechanics, and he regularly consults as an expert technical contributor on cases as diverse as technological patent infringement between sporting goods manufacturers and research into the gait profile of dinosaurs. He is based in Pennsylvania and Florida.
About Michael Jacobs:
Michael Jacobs is a golf instructor, peak performance coach and sport movement researcher. In addition to his work with players ranging from beginner to the highest-level professional tours, he conceived and built with Dr. Steven Nesbit the Jacobs 3D sport movement analysis system—which measures and evaluates the forces and torques in athletes and the tools they use. He has been named one of the 50 Best Teachers in America by Golf Digest and one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Instructors, was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Professional Golf Association Teaching and Coaching Summit and has received multiple regional teaching and coaching honors from the PGA of America. He is based on Long Island, New York.
|Dates||Oct 6 – 6, 2021|
Session 1: 10:00 AM – 12:00PM EDT
Session 2: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
|Teacher(s)||Tom Myers, Dr Stephen Nesbit, Michael Jacobs|
|Tuition||$250 until Sept. 27 / $295 thereafter|
|Credits Earned||4 PGA Required MSRs|
|Cancellation Fee||For cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the course, full tuition credit to applied towards a future workshop or product. Cancellations within 24 hours before the start of the course, no refunds.|
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