Functional Golf System
What is the Functional Golf System?
The Gray Institute is the leader in functional movement for rehabilitation and training. This is a system that looks like and feels like golf and gives the body the resources it needs to make the swing. Range of motion, balance, stability, strength and power are the resources you need to execute a golf swing. Movements are authentic and are custom for full-swing training as well as positional training. Address, back swing, impact and follow through are looked at and broken down.
Functional golf system specialists can help you shoot lower scores, hit the ball further, and have more success on the golf course. The functional golf specialist works with your swing coach and other team members to help you perform at your best.
What is Applied Functional Science?
Applied Functional Science (AFS) is a unique approach that uses the collaboration of the physical, biological, and behavioral science used to treat patients as a whole. AFS uses biomechanics affected by the everyday forces of life to identify and treat the underlying cause of an injury.
Physical: Functional mechanics of the joints and muscles as they respond to everyday activities
Biological: Functional application of neuromuscular properties in everyday activities
Behavioral: Why are you here? incorporating personal driving factors and goals for betterment in your individualized treatment plan
Our Golf Specialists
Jeff Sirabian PT, MHS, OCS, FAFS, Cert. MDT, CSCS, TPI Certified
Jeff is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Physical therapy. He went on to obtain his Masters of Science in Orthopedics from the University of Indianapolis. Jeff is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist with over 23 years of experience.
Jeff has attended many educational conferences on orthopedic and sports related injuries. In 2015 he completed a fellowship program in AFS through the Gray Institute. He is also TPI certified and works with golfers of all ages and abilities. He has in-depth knowledge and experience with osteopathic manual therapy, joint mobilization techniques, McKenzie treatment techniques, as well as other manual therapies. In addition to manual therapy, patient education is utilized as an important part of treatment. Jeff is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Jeff is a member of the American Physical Therapy association (APTA) and the Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA). He is also a member of the Sports Medicine section of the APTA and the American college of Sports Medicine. He is active in the sports medicine community working with athletes of all ages, including collegiate and professional. He served as the head PT of Detroit Rockers soccer team for the 23000-2001 season. Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists are currently providing sports medicine to are high schools.
Phil Schuyten PT, DPT, EMR, TPI Certified
Phil has a Doctorate of Physical therapy which he earned at the University of Michigan – Flint. He has over 10 years of experience in the field of Physical therapy with an emphasis on sports and athletics.
Phil regularly attends continuing education conferences and meetings on sport related injury, prevention, and performance. He works with local high schools in various capacities including preventative care and rehab after injury to athletes of all sports. Phil also trains many other athletes at the collegiate and professional level. He regularly works with golfers of all abilities to help improve their game. Phil has working knowledge of manual therapy techniques and joint mobilizations, but also utilizes patient education as part of his practice. He also utilizes McKenzie treatment techniques. Phil has been an emergency Medical Responder for over 5 years and helps with sideline coverage at local sporting events.