The Nervous Systems Impact On The Golf Swing

On Episode 131 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Brian McLaughlin, a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Perfect Stride Physical Therapy in NYC.

When it comes to movement, the nervous system dictates everything. On this podcast, we talk mostly about fitness and the somatosensory system, but there is a visual and vestibular component to movement as well.

If one of these systems has a deficit, it can impact motor learning, decrease performance, and even increase your risk for injury.

What you’ll learn from this episode.

  • Cortical smudging and its impact on movement
  • The 3 systems that impact balance
  • How your visual system and vestibular system can impact your golf game
  • Factors that can impact posture

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  • Best strategies for learning a new movement such as a grip change in golf

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