Titleist Performance Institute Certified


Dr. Douglas Krebs and Dr. Thomas Donahue are now Titleist Performance Institute Certified.

Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is the world's leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions concerning 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. Additionally, TPI has analyzed how physical limitations in a player's body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury.

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. This program was developed by founders Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips along with a 52 member advisory staff of industry-leading experts.

What does this mean for patients of Chicago Spine and Sports?

This is further evidence of Chicago Spine and Sports commitment to help you perform at your best.

If you are a golfer and you want to improve your game, or at least have an excuse for why you aren't playing well. We can perform the TPI movement screen and swing characteristics assessment to guide you in ways to improve the way you move of golf.

If you have any questions or you would like more information, please contact us at golfperformance@chicagospineandsports.com

Dr. Donahue joins Dr. Krebs and Krefman with Obtaining Certification in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

On September 15, 2018, Dr. Donahue of Chicago Spine + Sports successfully passed the credentialing exam for McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. 

Dr. Donahue joins Dr. Krebs and Dr. Krefman as being among a small number of Chiropractic Physicians who have been credentialed by the McKenzie Institute.

Chicago Spine and Sports is now the first Chiropractic Clinic in the Chicagoland area to have three credentialed McKenzie providers.

McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is a systematic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of spinal related conditions.  Research has shown the initial McKenzie assessment procedures to be as reliable as costly diagnostic imaging (i.e., x-rays, MRIs) to determine the source of the problem and quickly identify responders and non-responders.  Unique to the McKenzie Method is a comprehensive and logical step-by-step process to evaluate the patient's problem quickly. This mechanical examination can "classify" most patient conditions by the level of pain or limitation that results from certain movements or positions. A McKenzie assessment can eliminate the need for expensive and invasive procedures. McKenzie treatment prescribes a series of individualized exercises. The emphasis is on active patient involvement, which minimizes the number of visits to the clinic.

Ultimately, most patients can successfully treat themselves when provided with the necessary knowledge and tools. For patients with more difficult mechanical problems, a hands-on approach is needed. By learning how to self-treat the current issue, patients gain hands-on knowledge on how to minimize the risk of recurrence and to rapidly deal with a recurrence if it occurs. The likelihood of problems persisting can more likely be prevented through self-maintenance.