At the forefront of functional movement for both habilitation and training, The Gray Institute sets the standard. our innovation system seamlessly merges the essence of golf with the body’s intrinsic capabilities, ensuring and optimizing swing. The essential components of proficient golf swing – range of motion, balance, stability, strength, and power – are harnessed through this approach. Authentically tailored movements cater to comprehensive full-swing training and specialized positional exercises encompassing address, backswing, impact, and follow-through.
Our team of functional golf system experts is posed to enhance your performance, enabling you to achieve lower scores, increased driving distance, and heightened success of the golf course. Collaborating closely with your swing coach and other integral team members, our specialists ensure you excel and reach your utmost potential. Elevate your game, achieve your goals, and thrive on the golf course like never before.
What is Applied Functional Science?
Applied Functional Science (AFS) presents a distinct paradigm that synthesizes that realms of physical, biological, and behavioral sciences, harmoniously working together to treat patients holistically. This interdisciplinary approach leverages biomechanics influenced by the everyday dynamics of life to pinpoint and address the root causes of injuries.
Incorporating Physical Science, AFS scrutinizes the functional mechanics of joints and muscles, their responses intricately woven into the fabric of daily activities. Biological Science seamlessly applies neuromuscular properties within these activities, uncovering deeper functional insights. On the behavioral front, AFS takes a personalized route, integrating individual motivations and aspirations into bespoke treatment plans.
The Scientific Truth About Movement embodies the convergence of physical, biological, and behavioral sciences. This comprehensive perspective illuminates the mechanics of human motion, guided by the principles, strategies and techniques of PST. This scientific approach to movement extends its application to the golf swing, acting as both a preventative measure against injuries and safeguard against detrimental impacts on the swing itself.
Step into the realm of Applied Functional Science, where the synergy of sciences amplifies the understanding of human movement and propel personalized treatment towards comprehensive wellness. From rehabilitation to enhancing performance, AFS transcends boundaries to foster optimal movement patterns and overall well-being.
Jeffrey Sibabian, PT, MHS, OCS, CERT, MDT, CSCS, FAFS
Jeff is accomplished alumnus of the University of Michigan School of Physical Therapy. Where he cultivated the foundation of his expertise. Continuing his pursuit of excellence, he furthered his education with a Masters of Science in Orthopedics from the esteemed University of Indianapolis. With a disguised career spanning over 34 years, Jeff is a seasoned practitioner of a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.
His unwavering dedication to staying at the forefront of his field is evident though his participation in numerous educational conferences focused on orthopedic and sports-related injuries. In 2015, Jeff completed a AFS Fellowship program under the Gray Institute, a testament to his commitment to advanced training. Jeff’s aptitude extends to golfers of all ages and abilities as a TPI-Certified expert. Armed with profound knowledge, he offers Osteopathic Manual Therapy, Joint Mobilization Techniques, Mckenzie Treatment Methods, and various manual therapies. Delivering a holistic approach to care. Recognizing the significance of patient education, he seamlessly integrates it into his treatments.
A certified strength and conditioning specialist, Jeff’s dedication to comprehensive wellness is evident. His professional affiliations include memberships in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), The Medical Physical Therapy Association (MPTA, The Sports Medicine Section of the APTA, and The American College of Sports Medicine. Deeply embedded in sports medicine community, Jeff’s influence spans across all age groups, from aspiring athletes to collegiate and professional competitors. His legacy includes serving as the Head PT for the Detroit Rockers soccer team during the 2000-2001 season, underlining his commitment to athletic care.
Phillip Schuyten, PT, DPT, FAFS, FGS
Phil is a distinguished professional with a doctorate in Physical Therapy from the esteemed University of Michigan – Flint. Boasting over a decade of experience, Phil has joined his expertise in the fusion of sports and athleticism. Dedicated to staying at the forefront of his field, Phil regularly engages in continuing education conferences, specializing in sports-related injury prevention and performance enhancement. His commitment to ongoing learning ensures he delivers cutting edge care to his clients.
Phil’s impact extends beyond the clinic. He plays an essential role in local high schools, providing valuable preventative care and rehabilitation services to athletes across a spectrum of sports. Moreover, his influence reaches collegiate and professional athletes, guiding them towards optimal performance levels. A functional golf system specialist, Phil brings a unique touch to golfers of all skill levels. His approach intertwines manual therapy techniques, joint mobilizations, and patient education. Creating tailored experiences for each individual. His expertise in Mckenzie techniques further enriches his practice.
Outside the clinic walls, Phil’s dedication as an emergency medical responder for over five years shines on the sidelines of local sporting events. His presence ensures the well-being of athletes during crucial moments.