March 28, 2014: Natalie Gulbis is one of the most recognizable players on the LPGA Tour. But several years ago her golf career was almost stopped short by back pain.
In this episode, Gulbis and her primary physical therapist, Al Casini, discuss how she and other players handle the physical demands of a sport that includes a rigorous travel schedule and countless repetitive, high-velocity swings.
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Natalie Gulbis is a 12-year veteran of the LPGA Tour. Her career highlights include 36 top-ten finishes, including 3 in 2012. In 2007 she recorded her first Tour victory at the Evian Masters.
Al Casini, PT, is a physical therapist with Physiotherapy Associates in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was part of the medical team for the PGA and LPGA from 2004-2009. He has also worked locally in Las Vegas on the men's ATP tour (pro tennis) as well as numerous college all-star events.