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dc.contributor.authorMiles, Joshua Ian William
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-12T22:24:30Z
dc.date.available2017-03-12T22:24:30Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3657
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The clinical approach used in the following case series is a newly emergent treatment concept (Performance Therapy) in manual therapy that combines active exercise with passive manual therapy in sporting participants. Performance therapy fits into the coach, athlete and practitioner triad whereby the practitioner attempts to address dysfunctional movements in an attempt to improve athletic performance and prevent injury. Golfers may receive benefit in this new clinical approach by being guided through tailored intervention programs that are targeting dysfunctional movements affecting golf specific physiological characteristics. AIM: To demonstrate the use of combining active therapy (corrective exercise) with passive therapy approaches (osteopathic manual therapy/management) for the purpose of improving golfing performance (club head speed and Driving distance (DD)) over an 8-week period. METHODS: Five prospective case studies were undertaken. Each participant underwent a needs assessment in order to develop a tailored intervention program combining corrective exercise and osteopathic manual therapy for the purpose of improving club head speed and DD. A Selective Functional Movement Assessment was measured every week. FlightScope® analysis of golfing performance was assessed for both 5- iron and driver pre and post-intervention (club head speed, ball speed, carry distance, total distance, launch angle, flight time and SMASH factor). RESULTS: One participant withdrew from the study. Two participants showed improvement for club head speed for 5-iron (Cohen’s d= 3.52, d= 1.43). One participant showed significant improvements in total DD for 5-iron (d = 1.2) and Driver (d = 2.1), while one showed improvements in carry distance for driver only (d = 1.09) and one showed improvements in total DD (d = 0.52). One participant showed no changes in DD for the 5-iron (d = -0.43) and driver (d = 0.11). No golf related injuries occurred during the course of the study. CONCLUSION: The clinical approach demonstrated in this study (combined osteopathic manual therapy and corrective exercise) has shown potential for improving golfing performance. Golfers who are searching for improvements in golfing performance should assess their balance abilities and squat biomechanics. Golfers can receive benefits from receiving tailored management programs from a manual therapist in order to improve dysfunctional movements that may be restricting their golf swing. Further clinical and research development of the Performance Therapy concept in golf is necessary.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectgolfersen_NZ
dc.subjectperformance therapyen_NZ
dc.subjectsports performanceen_NZ
dc.subjectosteopathy and sportsen_NZ
dc.subjectosteopathic medicineen_NZ
dc.titleThe effect of osteopathic intervention and corrective exercise on golf performance : a prospective case seriesen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Dissertationen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Osteopathyen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden110604 Sports Medicineen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMiles, J. I. W. (2016).The effect of osteopathic intervention and corrective exercise on golf performance : a prospective case series. An unpublished thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Osteopathy, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.en_NZ
unitec.pages161en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalMoran, Robert
unitec.advisor.associatedMcEwen, Megan
unitec.institution.studyareaOsteopathy


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