Your body is the vehicle by which you take action in this world. If you’re an athlete, you demand a “little” more from your body than the rest of us. In fact it’s like you’re driving a race car instead of a commuter car. The demand alone often necessitates support and we understand this thoroughly. We understand the mechanisms and modifications that will help you prevent and overcome injury. Our experience includes but is not limited to:
- Endurance athlete pain and injury
- Golf Injuries (all levels)
- Recreational and Amauture
- Weightlifting and Gym Injuries
- Olympic lifting
- Strength and Conditioning
- Performing Artist and Dance Injuries
- Hip and lower back pain
- Knee pain
- Foot and ankle pain
- Wrist, hand and elbow pain
- Neck pain
- Overhead Athletes
- Baseball injuries
- Volleyball injuries
- Tennis injuries
Dr. Yinh also holds a Master of Sports Science and Rehabilitation degree, and understands injury care and recovery so that you can get back in the game!
Sports Injury Care
The majority of sports injuries that we see, happen because repetitive stress/overuse associated with athletic activity. Other injuries happen traumatically or acutely, for example, an ankle sprain. In the initial exam, we will determine the nature of your injury so that we can fit you into the appropriate course of treatment.
Fuctional Movement Assesment
The biomechanics of your body (how your body moves, balances, and stabilizes) can work for you or against you. Clean and ideal movement decreases the load on your joints, the wear on the soft-tissues, and the energy expenditure to accomplish a task. On the other hand, pain and movement dysfunction increases the load on your joints, wear on the soft-tissues, and energy expenditure. The functional movement assessment allows us to see your body’s pattern of mobility and stability, and how it relates to your specific pain complaint. It guides our treatment plan and allows us to track improvement over time. If you’re an active person and/or an athlete, the functional movement assessment serves as a foundation for:
- Injury Care
- Injury Prevention
- Performance Care
Golf Movement Assesment
In the past, the golf swing was taught to be initiated from the shoulders and upper body, down to the golf club contacting the ball. Now, because of the advantages of greater speed, power, and consistency, it is a bottom-up approach. This means that the golfer is taught to generate force from the ground up, making the legs and hips the greatest force generators. The shoulders and club are driven more passively, rapidly picking up speed like the end of a whip, making its approach towards the ball. For this reason, the golf swing has become a highly athletic and complex movement, requiring proper biomechanics from head to toe.
We needed a fast and efficient way to break the golf swing down to its component parts. Hence, the golf movement assessment. This assessment is specifically designed to identify the biomechanical deficiencies that you may have (some of which you may be unaware). These deficiencies impede your golf swing and can possibly cause injury. You must first be able to move like a pro to swing like a pro!
During the golf movement assessment, you’ll be observed performing a 16-point assessment specific to the golf swing. The assessment will quickly shed light on how you move, balance, and stabilize your body. Based on the different data points collected, you will be given a treatment and exercise plan to best achieve the movement norms which most professional golfers commonly share.
Dr. Yinh is TPI Certified