With the Ryder Cup happening this weekend, we thought it was a good time to have a conversation about the world’s most insufferable game, golf. We love golf. We are terrible at playing it, but we still love to get out there and play, even if we have to curse our way through 18 holes. All that joy and frustration got us thinking: Will Tiger Woods win another major? What are the most common injuries that plague golfers? What can the casual golfer do to keep from getting injured? 

The answers to our questions were graciously answered by our guest this week, Golf Physical Therapist, Ian Manning.  Ian is the owner of Orthocore Physical Therapy in North Kingstown, Rhode Island and is certified through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) to treat golf related injuries and to improve golf performance. He also is certified to use Dry Needling in his practice and during this episode, Ian gives us a little history about Dry Needling as well as the process he goes through to determine if someone would benefit from this type of treatment. 

Here is some of Ian’s background and training, taken from his Orthocore Physical Therapy wesbite:

Ian Manning graduated with his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2004. Ian has always worked with orthopedic based injuries. Starting in school with his co-op/clinical rotations leading into his professional career as a PT. He is constantly working to continue his education through course work and staying current with research. Ian is certified through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) to treat golf related injuries and to improve golf performance. Please visit our Golf Performance and Rehabilitation section for more information.

Ian has a blog that is incredibly useful for golfers looking to stay healthy and prevent injuries, which we highly recommend. Check out his blog here: Orthocore Physical Therapy Blog

Follow Ian on his various social media platforms:

Twitter: @ManningGolfPT

Facebook: Orthocore Physical Therapy

LinkedIn: Ian Manning, PT

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