TPI Certified Golf Chiropractor

New Zealand’s only active TPI Certified Golf Chiropractor

18 of the last 20 Major Championships

Were won by players advised by a TPI Certified Expert.

20 of the Top 25 Players

In the official World Golf rankings are advised by a TPI Certified Expert.

Our very own Dr. Josh is a trained chiropractor who has achieved certification by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). He uses this to help golfers’ bodies move freely and perform at their best so that they can improve their game and ultimately LOWER YOUR SCORE!

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TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) is the world’s leading educational organisation dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. There are an infinite number of ways to swing a golf club. However, there is one most efficient way for each player to swing a club and it is based on what they can physically do. This is why we screen each player so that we know exactly what they are capable of and how to get the most from their body. If you don’t assess, it’s just a guess.

To achieve an efficient swing, a golfer must first be screened. A proper screen involves an assessment of swing mechanics, biomechanics, physical fitness, movement quality, current health, and injury history.

The TPI movement screen is a simple test to quickly evaluate a player’s physical capabilities. The results of that assessment are used to determine how technical elements of the player’s swing could be related to what their body can or cannot do. Once this screen is finished, the results are used to create a plan unique for that golfer.

This unique plan is focused on how to optimise the player’s:

  1. Movement
  2. Nervous System Communication
  3. Injury Prevention


Golf requires a significant amount of rotational movement, particularly in the spine to ensure that it is optimised for maximum range of motion and power generation within your body’s own limitations. Players may need to see a chiropractor for golfers elbow and related issues. As a Titleist certified chiropractor, Dr Josh is trained to assess the movement and function of the spine and can perform adjustments to correct any of these problems that may be hindering the golfer’s performance.

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Golf Putting

Nervous System Communication

When our nervous system isn’t functioning optimally this reduces our body’s proprioception (our body’s ability to sense movement, action and position). This means that it is harder to have control over where your individual joints are in your swing, making it harder to have a consistent swing, and harder to exactly control your body in the movement. Our nervous system is also how our brain talks to our muscles to tell them to contract (tense) and how hard to contract. When we have an optimally functioning nervous system it can help us get more power in our swing. That’s because your muscles can contract more powerfully, accurately and efficiently. There is a very positive association between chiropractic and golf that is VITAL to improving your game!

Injury Prevention

With the repetitiveness of the golf swing in the game, whether you are a pro or just getting into golf it is important to ensure you can continue to play for as long as you want. Most injuries we see in the clinic are not from a car crash, or a big accident but instead are people’s bodies that have pushed a little too hard in one moment or people’s bodies repetitively doing small movements that wear them down and cause major problems down the line. Hence the common requests for “golfers elbow chiropractic treatment.

Male Golfer Putting

If you want to improve your game, lower your score, lengthen your drive and have a body that lets you do what you love, then give us a call!

Call Us: 09 489 3380