Chris Poulin’s recent trip to St. Andrews, Scottland was more for work than pleasure, although he would probably claim both.
Chris has been consulting with Duffy Golf Fitness and helping them integrate the concepts of Postural Restoration in the training and reconditioning of their athletes. Staying competitive in professional golf means to be sure that your body is working correctly for you. Postural restoration is being utilized to do just that for these talented group of players.
Stephen Gallacher, Tommy Fleetwood, Danny Willet, Lee Slattery, Brett Rumford, Alejandro Canizares, Matt Baldwin, Paul Waring and Dave Horsey
Pitcher Burke Badenhop sought out Sandhills Sports Performance to properly train in the off-season. Years of wear and tear pitching in the major leagues had created movement pathologies that he wanted to address.
Chris and Jen Poulin worked through the 2013 off-season with Badenhop to correct his physical asymmetries, which ultimately corrected his posture and helped him feel better.
“Properly feeling certain muscles is an important step in executing good pitching mechanics. For a right handed pitcher this means feeling the arch of the right foot contacting the rubber and being able to push off with the right sequence can mean a big difference to any pitcher,” says Poulin.
“I felt that I needed a different approach to my off season training, one that emphasized restoring a better body position to allow me to throw the baseball
more efficiently,” Badenhop says. “Chris and Jen are a great Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist team and I would recommend any professional or amateur athlete looking for improved performance and longevity in their sport to check them out.”