The physiotherapist has been involved in many sporting environments over the past 11 years. These have included Rugby union, Rugby league, Tag rugby, Touch rugby, Golf, Gaelic football, Soccer, Basketball, Netball, Tennis, Athletics, Motor Cross and Rowing to mention a few! This involvement in sport has driven him to become qualified as:
- Level One ASCA Strength and Conditioner (Australia)
- Level One Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Fitness Instructor (USA)
- Level One New Zealand Institute of Golf Physiotherapist (NZ)
- Certified Pitch Side Sports Trauma Management Medical Professional
- Certified Advanced Life Support and AED Trained professional
These qualifications mean that the client receives the best treatment in order to return to his/her competitive sport as soon as possible. Metta Physio is also pleased to offer individual body assessments in preparation for the sporting season. This service assesses the individual on a one on one basis, providing the information needed to gain that competitive edge on the opponent. This is done by identifying areas of the body that need to be addressed, and with that information provide a corrective and strengthening programme which helps the client to make real progress within their sporting field.
Physiotherapy for Golfers:
Over the past 20 years, physiotherapy for golfers has become a service not only open to those players on the professional tour. With the qualifications gained through the TPI and NZ Institute of Golf, the physiotherapist is able to assess, diagnose and treat areas of the body that allow the golfer achieve a more effective swing. A variety of assessment tools are used here ranging from Driving Range Ball Flight Assessment, Slow Motion Video Analysis, TPI Screening and a full musculoskeletal screen. Research in the past few years, shows time and time again that amateur golfers can make real improvements (up to 4 shots per round) by solely focussing on their body to become ‘golf fit’. So whether you are a fair weather player or a scratch handicapper, there are always areas of your body and game that can improve! The physiotherapist is lucky enough to have worked and to continue to work with professional golfers in the area, and as part of that package, he is able to periodise and plan the full golfing season with them. This service is available to the amateur golfer, which would help them to perform better at club and inter club level by having their body ready to perform better at their target tournaments and cups.