Golf Lab

The LIPP Institute Sports’ Golf Lab is used by golfers of every level from the amateur looking to shave some strokes off of their handicap to the PGA Tour Professional looking to correct the slightest inefficient movement. 

Better Body, Better GolfThe LIPP Institute Sports Golf Lab mission is to identify any biomechanical dysfunctions that cause you to either have pain or unwanted swing characteristics. To be clear…We focus on the golf body which helps your golf swing. We have helped golfers who play on every level from the Americas through Europe. We understand the golf body.

We like to have a team approach building relationships with teaching professionals. We have a common goal in getting your body doing what your teaching pro is asking of it. Way too often, you cannot physically do what the pro asks of you. We can free your body allowing you to move how your coach wants you to!

Improving your Golf BodyWe use K-Vest technology that shows us your kinematic sequence (what part of your body that fires first, second, third and last). It also shows how fast those body parts are firing and what angle in comparison to PGA & LPGA Tour professionals. 

You can also hit off of a pressure sensing mat that shows how you distribute your body weight through your feet and train you more efficient movements using biofeedback. 

This can all be done while being recorded with high speed cameras to show video from the front, back, down-the-line or overhead with V1 Golf Swing Analysis Software.

We also have a GC2-HMT launch monitor, the best indoor launch monitor, with a golf simulator to allow you to see your ball flight, any important numbers and where it actually hits on your club face. 

Working with Golf InjuriesAlthough golf has a reputation as a low-impact sport, the fact is that golfers may spend hundreds or thousands of hours a year engaged in rapid, powerful and potentially damaging rotations affecting their entire body. With the entire body at risk, repetitive stress injuries are extremely common with inefficient biomechanics.

We are no stranger to seeing players of all levels come in with golf-related injuries. Not only can we help you get back on the links quickly, but we will work with you to identify poor mechanics that cause several golf related issues like lower back pain or “golfer’s elbow” in the first place. You will feel better and you will score better!

Baseball Lab

We use K-Vest Baseball to measure, evaluate, coach & train. We can quickly measure and capture lab quality 3D data anywhere. We evaluate by using this data to understand how a player moves in 3D space to create their swing. Possibly for the first time, you’ll really see what each player does with their body to hit their way. 

Powered by your new knowledge gained from the evaluation, use the patented biofeedback coaching and training tools with your player to communicate and implement the changes you want to make.

It’s currently being utilized by 23 MLB teams to evaluate:

Peak Speed Sequence is the order in which the pelvis, torso, lead arm and hand/bat reach their peak angular velocities. Good sequencing generally leads to better energy transfer, which leads to later committal to the ball and better decision making. This allows adjustability in the swing. Poor sequencing leads to early comital to the ball and limited adjustability in the swing. It also limits the amount of energy a player transfers to the ball.

Peak Speeds indicate the maximum amount of speed created by each body segment. If a segment earlier in the chain underworks, other segments later in the chain generally overwork to compensate. For example, if the pelvis is slow, then the torso or lead arm or hands have to work to catch up or generate bat speed.

Time to Contact measures the amount of time from the first move of the hands in a positive direction (towards the plate) to contact. It is measured in milliseconds. Milliseconds are everything. 30 milliseconds is approximately 5 feet of ball flight on a 90mph fastball. Becoming more efficient allows for better decision making, reduces chase rate and swing miss, and increases the hard hit average.

Rotation is the number of degrees that the pelvis and upper body rotate around the player. Separation is created by rotating the upper body more than the pelvis. This creates a stretch that is a source of speed.

Bend Posture is the amount of forward bend of the pelvis and upper body. Holding correct bend posture is a major key to excellent bat path and important for maintaining the arc of the swing

Side-Bend Posture is the amount of tilt of the pelvis and upper body to the left or the right of the player. Proper side- bend is important for maintaining the arc of the swing.

OptoGait Labs

OptoGait is an optical measurement system consisting of a transmitting and receiving bar. Each of these contains 100 LEDs. The LEDs on the transmitting bar communicate continuously with those on the receiving bar. The system detects any interruptions in communication between the bars and calculates their duration.

This makes it possible to consult them at any moment and, as with numerical data, make comparisons between the performances of different patients and/or the same patient at different moments. Starting from this fundamental data, the dedicated software makes it possible to obtain a series of parameters connected to the subject’s performance with the maximum accuracy and in real time. The absence of moving mechanical parts ensures accuracy and great reliability.

OptoGait goes beyond the acquisition of numerical data: thanks to small cameras that can be positioned as desired, it allows recording of the images of the tests performed, synchronising them perfectly with the events measured. This makes it possible to enjoy the advantages of cross-checking between data and images and also those deriving from more detailed video analysis through the exploitation of the possibilities offered by the dedicated utility.

The film sequences and all the other data are saved in the database. This makes it possible to consult them at any moment and, as with numerical data, to make comparisons between the performances of different patients or of the same patient at different moments.

Run LabThe LIPP Institute Sports’ Run Lab is used by runners of every level from the professional to the avid player to someone just looking to impress their boss at the corporate 5K. Running is one of the most injury prone sports there is — by one estimate nearly 80% of runners suffer some form of injury every year. When you are conditioning yourself for a big race, the last thing you need is yet another injury slowing you down.

LIPP Institute Sports has developed proven techniques that can get runners back on the road for problems from hamstrings to shin splints to plantar fasciitis and beyond. Through years of working with runners, we have a refined process that is fast and effective at getting you back running, faster and with less effort. We also have our own proprietary running technique that can protect your body and shave minutes off the times of even the most seasoned long-distance runners.

We evaluate utilizing two bars which contain 100 LED sensors which track time and breakdown how much time is being spent on each leg in each of the six walking gait phases. We also utilize two real-time, high-speed cameras, so you can actually see how you look running. After we have completed our evaluation, we’ll provide biofeedback training(s) to correct the inefficiencies that can cost you time and/or cause you pain. These performance labs are how we break the “pain cycle”! We can get you functional and pain-free, but the pain will return if you go back doing what you were doing how you were doing it. We must break the “pain cycle”!

Walk Lab – The LIPP Institute Sports’ Walk Lab is used by walkers of every level from the competitive marathon walkers to the professional travelers to those who just like to enjoy an evening stroll with less effort. Our golfers who either have to walk or want to walk can also greatly benefit from learning how to walk more efficiently and save their energy for their golf. 

We evaluate utilizing two bars which contain 100 LED sensors which track time and breakdown how much time is being spent on each leg in each of the six walking gait phases. We also utilize two real-time, high-speed cameras, so you can actually see how you look walking. After we have completed our evaluation, we’ll provide biofeedback training(s) to correct the inefficiencies that can cost you time and/or cause you pain. These performance labs are how we break the “pain cycle”! We can get you functional and pain-free, but the pain will return if you go back doing what you were doing how you were doing it. We must break the “pain cycle”!

Athlete Lab The LIPP Institute Sports’ Athlete Lab is used by athletes of every level from the professionals to the juniors to anyone just looking to be more athletic and efficient. It helps retrain efficient biomechanics for athletes who need to be more versatile with lateral and vertical movements while reducing risk of injury.

We evaluate utilizing two bars which contain 100 LED sensors which track time and breakdown how much time is being spent on each leg in each of the six walking gait phases. We also utilize two real-time, high-speed cameras, so you can actually see how you look moving. After we have completed our evaluation, we’ll provide biofeedback training(s) to correct the inefficiencies that can cost you time and/or cause you pain. These performance labs are how we break the “pain cycle”! We can get you functional and pain-free, but the pain will return if you go back doing what you were doing how you were doing it. We must break the “pain cycle”!

Balance/Vestibular LabThe LIPP Institute Sports’ Balance Lab component also helps those athletes with sports that require a lot of balance and proprioception. It also can help our older community who are experiencing falls due to a lack of stability.

We evaluate utilizing two bars which contain 100 LED sensors which track time and breakdown how much time is being spent on each leg in each of the six walking gait phases. We also utilize two real-time, high-speed cameras, so you can actually see how you look balancing. After we have completed our evaluation, we’ll provide biofeedback training(s) to correct the inefficiencies that can cost you time and/or cause you pain. These performance labs are how we break the “pain cycle”! We can get you functional and pain-free, but the pain will return if you go back doing what you were doing how you were doing it. We must break the “pain cycle”!

SIPS

Our Sports Injury Prevention Screen (SIPS) is the most comprehensive function screen in existence using the latest and greatest technology combined with our philosophy. Parents, coaches and agents love this screen as it identifies any dysfunction, weakness or potential injury before it happens. This keeps unnecessary stress off of any vulnerable joint susceptible to injury. Essentially, this will help keep the body in balance helping to prevent non-contact injuries. Why wait for an injury to realize that you could have been maximizing your potential while preventing injury?

SIPP

Our Sports Injury Prevention Program (SIPP) packages allow us to address all of your specific personalized needs. Whatever your personal goals are, we will build a program utilizing all of our performance labs that are relevant and essential to helping you meet and exceed your goals.

Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)

We greatly appreciate TPI as the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.

Since its inception in 2003, TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from the top professional Tour players to weekend enthusiasts. An incredible amount of data on players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels has been gathered during this time. Using this data, TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. TPI’s mission is to educate golfers and industry professionals on the Body-Swing Connection™ through its one of a kind ‘TPI Certified’ educational program. 

TPI has analyzed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury. These physical limitations are what we address at Active Health.