Meet Axis Physical Therapist, Sean Juarez! Sean is a Colorado native, who has been with Axis since 2015 and works at both our Eagle and Avon locations. One of Sean’s biggest passions is Golf, and he has brought his passion and skill to our patients here at Axis with a specialty evaluation program, specifically for golfers.
Sean learned to play when he was 11, but at the time, he thought it was just a fun way to spend a day. Once he got to college, he started to take the game more seriously. He and his classmates would play a round to celebrate and blow off steam after every major exam. Of course, that got his competitive streak going and led to a focus on improving his game.
After he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Sean worked in every golfer’s paradise: Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix has over 200 golf courses, many professional tours and events, and of course, beautiful, sunny weather through most of the year. He played frequently and it inspired him to incorporate his golf knowledge into his physical therapy practice.
Now back in Colorado, Sean tries to golf at least once (or twice… or really just as much as possible!) a week, and loves to compete in local tournaments. His all-time favorite course is Arrowhead in Denver, but he spends most of his time playing locally at Eagle Ranch.
He has worked to obtain a unique certification, which allows him to provide specialized treatment and training to the golf community. Sean is Titlist Performance Institute (TPI) Medical 2 Certified.
TPI is an education and research organization dedicated to studying how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. They have courses, seminars, and educational resources for golf professionals, Fitness professionals and junior coaches.
TPI also trains Healthcare providers to evaluate and pinpoint issues with golf swing mechanics, musculoskeletal dysfunction, and golf-specific injuries, as well as to effectively rehabilitate and prevent those injuries.
If you frequently golf, you may have experienced one of the more common golf injuries: back pain. This is generally the result of a muscle imbalance and incorrect motion involving the hips, back, and abdominal muscles. Other common issues that arise for golfers include problems with the shoulders, wrists, and knees.
By evaluating your biomechanics, you can work to optimize your technique, strengthen various areas of muscle imbalance, and increase mobility. That will help you gain yardage on your shots, improve your fitness, and help prevent future injuries.
Because golf is a sport for everyone, our Golf Assessment program is for everyone, too! There are two different assessments: a full version and a quick one.
The quick assessment is for everyone who is healthy and loves to play golf. It can be done almost anywhere, and only takes a few minutes. Sean will evaluate your golf swing, and will give you feedback on your mechanics and some ways change your body to improve your swing and prevent injury.
The full assessment is aimed at performance enhancement, helping players of all levels hone their skills and find their optimal physical form for hitting the golf ball. This thorough evaluation is done at Axis, where Sean will provide a video analysis of your swing and break down your physical mechanics on-screen. He will identify which areas of your body aren’t moving correctly, as well as pinpoint weak muscles and areas of imbalance. You will learn how to enhance your body in order to optimize your golf swing, and will come away with a program to strengthen your problem areas.
If you are already struggling with a golfing injury, you can see Sean for that, too! He will do a quick assessment as part of your regular physical therapy treatment, to identify what mechanics are leading to your injury and help you return to playing as quickly as possible.
Sean was inspired to bring the TPI Golf Assessment program to Axis because he loves working with the golf community. He even plays regularly with some of his former patients.
He is a firm beliver in the TPI philosophy, that there are a million ways to swing a club and no single “correct” way. Instead, for every individual, there IS one perfect way to swing, based on their abilities.