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Physical Therapy Examination for Golf Performance Fitness

  1. Golf stance
  2. Standing, sitting

Range of Motion (ROM)
(joint limitation vs. soft tissue limitation)

  1. Trunk
  2. Upper Extremities
  3. Lower Extremities

Muscle Testing

  1. Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar ROM
  2. Upper Extremity: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Fingers
  3. Lower Extremity: Hips, Knees, Ankles
  4. Golf swing


  1. Eyes opened / close
  2. Stable vs. unstable surfaces
  3. Balance during golf swing

Golf Specific Movements

  1. Coordinate physical deficits with golf swing / striking faults

Dean Kapatanakis

Dean has been trained by two of the leading golf rehabilitation and performance companies. He has over ten years of clinical experience with sports and orthopedic injuries.

Owner and operator of ProCare Rehabilitation in Clark, New Jersey, Dean has a masters degree in PT, with certifications from the Mckenzie institute for mechanical diagnosis and treatments of spinal injuries and from the American Physical Therapy Association for Clinical Instruction. Dean is also an adjunct professor at the College of Staten Island.