The Body and Golf


The Body and Golf CD is a comprehensive, user-friendly and practical manual designed for the Australian Institute of Sport golf program, Women's Golf Australia, the PGA of Great Britain and Australia and many tour players throughout the world.

The information provided for The Body and Golf CD has been intensively researched and taken from a large database of over 4000 golfers. The database has been taken from the patients who attended the Melbourne Golf Injury Clinic. The clinic has treated and screened players of all levels - professional and amateur.

The Body and Golf Information has been presented to PGA and Tour PGA Professionals from all the World's tours to ensure that the information is relevant to the PGA Professional. Many amateur golfers at elite level have also attended from Sweden, Scotland, England, New Zealand, Japan, USA, Pakistan and Australia.

The Golf CD is designed for the following golf groups:

  • Serious Golfers of all levels who want to improve their handicap.
    Golfers who want to know how their body should work in the golf swing giving them a strong understanding of how to improve their score by improving their body. There is an easy to understand full description in worksheet form of what is required in regards to golf specific physiology. The serious golfer can take the CD or worksheets to their local personal trainer or physiotherapist and follow the guidelines ensuring that the program being given to him or her is golf specific.
  • Sports Science and Sports Medicine Professionals.
    To give them an understanding of the biomechanics in the golf swing and gives them a "golf specific physiological model". This CD outlines important areas such as proprioception, posture, core stability, muscle imbalances, body types, body segments, kinetic chain and much more. It also highlights specific exercises recommended for golfers, eg: postural, stabilizing and stretching exercises, and outlines specific muscles that should not be used.
  • PGA Professionals, Tour Players and PGA Trainees.
    This will give the golf professionals a strong understanding of golf specific muscle groups / postural tone within the golfer. It will give them systems and practical guidelines to use within their own lesson plan or golf infrastructure. The CD is in workshop form and therefore can be printed off for client use or for corporate or junior programs.


  • To give the reader a strong understanding of golf specific physiology.
  • To sophisticate a golfer's program to the needs of the individual sport of golf.
  • To give "teachers" a logical curriculum to work from.
  • To give golf specific exercises to dysfunctional Areas of the golfers body.
  • To provide a golf specific system that is easy to understand.
  • To provide a problem solving practical system


People who purchase the CD ROM can print out exercise sheets or chapters and give them to their clients, patients etc to promote good duty of care and golf specific exercise regimes. The program is golf specific, outlining the benefits of each area to the golfers themselves.


Please read the instructions prior to using the software.

International Physiotherapy Systems have checked with sources believed to be reliable in their efforts to provide information that is complete and generally in accord with the standards accepted at the time of publication.

However, in view of the possibility of human error or changes in medical sciences, no party who has been involved in the preparation or publication of this work warrants that the information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete, and they are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from use of such information.

Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other sources.

Posture bar safety precaution

  1. Prior to commencing the Golf Specific Functional Tests and Drill have an assessment with your Physiotherapist to ensure correct exercise prescription is given.
  2. Maintain correct body positioning and posture whilst doing the drills.
  3. Only proceed to next level when you are able to do the exercises easily.
  4. Ensure that the rubber tubing is securely attached to the bar (3 secure knots either side).
  5. Make sure the tubing is in good condition and not worn -
    Replace as necessary.
  6. If using a door or on a hook whilst doing the posture bar drill ensure that the tubing is securely attached and will not slip off.
  7. Check that the clips, nuts and tubing are secure before commencing the drills.
  8. All golfers / patients must be screened / assessed prior to using the posture bar.
  9. If you experience intense pain stop.
  10. Please read the precautions relevant to each exercise prior to commencing.
  11. Before participating in the exercises the golfer should grip and swing the posture bar as though carrying out a practice golf swing.
  12. After using the posture bar check positions, grip and swing patterns - if possible use mirrors.

Spikey Ball Precautions

  1. Have assessment with your Physiotherapist to ensure correct exercise prescription is given.
  2. If you experience intense pain stop.
  3. Please read the precautions relevant to each exercise prior to commencing.
  4. Do not use the ball if you have acute inflammation, spinal injury, cardiac problem or arthritic condition;
  5. Always use a firm surface either floor or wall


  • Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part can be reproduced by any process without written permission.
  • Inquiries should be made to the publisher.
  • No part of the publication can be stored in a retrieval system or transmitted by any means electronic, mechanical or photocopying for advertising or promotional purposes without written permission of the publisher.

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