Welcome to episode #15 of the Princeton Spine and Joint Center Podcast. In this episode Dr. Scott Curtis, Sports Medicine Director at Princeton Spine and Joint Center, sat down with Barbara Kutch, Physical Therapist at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. Barbara is an orthopedic physical therapist who specializes in golf rehabilitation and has trained with Titlest.

Barbara and Scott had an informative conversation about golf medicine, golf physical therapy, and golf injuries. If you are a golfer, this is definitely a podcast episode you will find helpful. They discussed a variety of topics to help reduce injury, proper ways to warm up with your swing, proper kinematics within your swing to help recover from injury or might actually pre-dispose you to injury. They also talked about some professional athletes and why are they develop injuries over time and various ways that to go about preventing injuries from recurring again.

Barbara Kutch DPT
Physical Therapist at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, Princeton New Jersey

Extra Innings Mt. Laurel Softball/Baseball Instructor
Certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS)
Titleist Performance Institute Medical Level3
Certified Running Gait Analyst Level 1
(Association of Clinical Excellence)

Spring Conference 2019
Don’t be thrown for a curve, assessing the throwing athlete in physical therapy
District Meetings Fall 2018
Sport Specific Outpatient Physical Therapy for the Golfer

The Implementation of a Golf Rehabilitation and Fitness Program in Outpatient Physical Therapy
National Strength and Conditioning Association: Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
Neumann University
December 1-2, 2017

3 Drills to Enhance the Rhythm of the Baseball Swing
Elite Baseball Performance
Feb 12, 2018
Have a plan to improve offensive success
March 2018, 23,(3)
Good baserunning isn’t reliant on speed
April 2018, 23,(4)
Keeping outfield miscues to a minimum
May 2018,23, (5)
Hover the lead leg for a quick timing fix
June 2018, 23,(6)
Drills to optimize hitter’s weight transfer
July 2018, 23, (7)
Putting time on your side on the diamond
August 2018, 23, (8)
Hitting Problems? tape together a swing
September 2018 23,(9)
Take a leap into the science of power hitting
November 2018, 23,(11)
Little details matter in outfield throwing
December 2018, 23, (12)
Help your players see the ball better
February 2019, 24, (2)
Baseball drills can aid softball players
March 2019, 24, (3)

ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American 2008 (softball)
NJ All-State 2003 (softball)

Scott Curtis, DO
Director of Sports Medicine at Princeton Spine and Joint Center

Dr. Scott Curtis is a board certified, fellowship trained physician who specializes in the care of sports related injuries and general musculoskeletal care. After attending Penn State University, Dr. Curtis received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his residency at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident.

Dr. Curtis completed the renowned Sports Medicine Fellowship at Atlantic Sports Health where he worked with the New York Jets, Seton Hall University Athletics, College of St. Elizabeth Athletics and various high school teams. From weekend warriors to professional athletes, high school athletes to 90+ year old tennis players, Dr. Curtis has a singular focus to treat each patient as an individual, identify their concerns as well as their specific goals and help them reach their aspirations using the most effective non-surgical care options.

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