Case Study: How the System Helped a Senior Golfer

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Join Jenna Gourlay PT, DPT, SCS as she walks through her approach to treating a senior-aged golfer after his patella surgery. This case study highlights how the system guided her decisions to get her patient feeling his best and back on the golf course. 

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Jenna Gourlay graduated from Rutgers University in May 2014. She went on to complete the ProRehab and University of Evansville Sports Residency Program, and continues her involvement in the residency program acting as a mentor for the current residents.

Jenna has continued her education through the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, the Functional Movement Systems, dry needling,neuroscience of pain education, and spinal manipulation. Jenna is also interested in teaching and acts as an adjunct professor at the University of Evansville.



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    Steven Gaano 9/11/2020 1:49:49 PM

    Great case study! What was the time frame on improvement for Roy's ankle mobility and Lower Body MCS?


    Jenna Gourlay 9/14/2020 1:46:56 PM

    Thanks and great question! Roy was a ~1x/week client. The ankle went from within to beyond in that first session that we started working on it. He was given the foam roll, triple flexion, step stretch, and balance beam or line walking for home and the next session he came back still maintaining that motion. In that first session that we changed the ankle motion, we did see the lower body MCS improve as well, but not to the point that it was symmetrical. He came back the next week improved, but still asymmetrical for the lower body MCS. We focused on that toe touch progression and some more balance beam for the next week. About 3 weeks total for the ankle and full MCS changes, but we did see progress each session that told us we were on the right track.