Golf Fitness & Evaluation Programs and Golf Specific Rehab

This Podcast Segment features Joe Estes-PT, DPT, CGFIC, CMTPT from Athletico Physical Therapy in Oakbrook Illinois to discuss Golf Fitness & Evaluation Programs and Golf Specific Rehab.

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The Athletico Golf Performance Center

The Golf Performance Center is a year-round training facility with 3D technology, golf fitness equipment and golf biomechanics evaluations. Athletico’s Golf Performance Center takes an expert and tested approach to helping you improve your golf game and well-being.

Since opening in 1991 Athletico has worked very hard at becoming the best provider of outpatient rehabilitation in Chicagoland. Our reputation for providing individualized care has lead to the expansion of rehabilitative services as well as fitness and performance programs to various professional, semiprofessional, college, club athletes and most importantly our patient population.

In the winter of 2004 Athletico opened the Golf Performance Center at their Oak Brook location. The golf performance center was built to have fitness and golf rehabilitation under one roof where a highly trained Teaching Professional and Golf Fitness Specialist/Physical Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach can work together to create the most efficient learning environment for our clients.

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Joe Estes is a physical therapist and Certified Golf Fitness Instructor who oversees the golf performance services and golf rehabilitation at our Oak Brook facility. He began his current role in 2014. In this time, Joe has worked with golfers of all skill levels and ages, from PGA Tour players to beginners, and from kids to seniors. He has treated a variety of golf-related injuries in the physical therapy setting as well as performed numerous golf biomechanical evaluations and fitness sessions with clients looking to improved their game as well as their health.

Through Athletico’s affiliation with the Chicago District Golf Association, Joe has conducted golf-specific lectures with renowned orthopedic physicians and teaching professionals, as well as performed pre-round stretching and injury screening at multiple local tournaments. You can also find articles in the Chicago District Golfer Magazine titled, “Fit for Golf” that Joe frequently writes regarding golf fitness and injury prevention.

Joe’s passion is with keeping people on the golf course to enjoy the game they love. As an avid golfer himself, Joe understands a golfers mindset and the physical skills needed to play at a healthy and higher level. Here is a little more info on Joe’s background:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from California State University of Fullerton in 2010
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in 2013
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Fitness Instructor in 2014
  • Coordinator of Athletico’s Golf Performance Center in Oak Brook since 2014
  • Appearances on ESPN Radio’s Sports Medicine Weekly and 670 TheScore
  • Joe Estes is a Physical Therapist, TPI Level 1 Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist and Dry Needling Certified

Please contact Joe Estes at our Oak Brook location so he can assist in getting you set up with an expert closer to your location.

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