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Golf Fitness Assessments Now Available at Piedmont Physical Therapy


Today’s approach to player development has evolved beyond the basics of instruction and equipment to now include fitness.  Physical conditioning includes improving aspects of the body that can affect performance.  Perhaps you have already obtained some new equipment or received instruction to improve your shot making skills.  But have you taken steps to make sure your body, the most important element in the game, is ready?  Have you attempted to play with an injury in the past and hope that it won’t again become an issue?  Golfing with a healthy and efficient swing will help decrease the possibility of injury. 

The Golf Fitness Screen
Designed to identify deficits in a golfer’s biomechanics which have been linked to injury and poor performance, the session lasts approximately one hour.  It consists of mobility, stability and balance tests specific to the demands of golf.  Once completed, a series of exercises are prescribed which are designed to address the assessment findings


The golf fitness screen is performed at Piedmont Physical Therapy by Dr. David Ebbecke, DPT, MBA, OCS, TPI-CGFI MP-2.  Dr. Ebbecke has been a practicing physical therapist specializing in orthopedics and sports rehabilitation since 1996.  In addition to his interests in treating golfers, Dr. Ebbecke also enjoys working with lower extremity biomechanics to assist athletes and runners of all skill levels.  He is also the owner of Piedmont Physical Therapy.


More About ‘The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)'
The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is the world’s leading educational organization and research facility dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.  Containing a 52 member advisory staff of industry leading experts, there are few if any that understand the risks associated with the golf swing better than TPI.  TPI’s mission is to educate golf industry professionals on the body/swing connection through it’s one of a kind ‘TPI Certified’ educational program.

 TPI Philosophy 

  • TPI believes golfers will benefit from a healthy and efficient body
  • TPI does not believe in one way to swing a club, rather in an infinite number of swing styles.  TPI does however believe there is one efficient way for every player to swing and it is based on what the player can physically do.
  • The most efficient swing is not the same for every golfer because efficiency is unique to their body.  To achieve an efficient swing, a golfer must first be screened.  This screen involves an assessment of swing mechanics and biomechanics, physical fitness, movement quality, current health and a client history.

Piedmont Physical Therapy is pleased to offer private fitness training sessions with Diane Cowan.


Diane is a Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Pilates Instructor (both mat and equipment).   She has accumulated 27 years of patient care experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting.  Diane holds both group TRX© and Total Gym Gravity© instructor certificates. She has also received training in the Barre.  

As a vital team member of Piedmont Physical Therapy (formerly Mizener, Ebbecke & Associates) for 11 years now, Diane has rehabilitated patients through all stages of recovery.  Much of her enthusiasm is generated from witnessing her patients & clients meet their goals by incorporating fitness into their rehabilitation.  She has devoted her career to physical activity, and she continues to share her knowledge with those who seek to improve their quality of life through the pursuit of fitness.