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TPI Certified

Your recovery is our goal

What it Means to be a TPI Certified Instructor

Scerbo PT is proud to have a certified TPI Golf Fitness Instructor, Dr. Michael Pomykala, on our staff. Golf is an enjoyable yet physically challenging sport, and research suggests that over half of all serious golfers have had physical issues that impact the amount of golf they play. As a golf medical specialist, Dr. Pomykala is specifically trained to help golfers recover from injury and maximize both performance and durability in this unique sport.

As TPI instructors we don’t believe in one way to swing a golf club, rather in an infinite number of swing styles. But, we do believe there is one efficient way for every player to swing and it is based on what the player can physically do.

The most efficient swing is not the same for every golfer because efficiency is unique to their body. To achieve an efficient swing, a golfer must first be screened. This screen involves an assessment of swing mechanics and biomechanics, physical fitness, movement quality, current health, and patient medical history.

How the Performance Screen Works

The golfer is thoroughly screened to assess both mobility and stability of spine, pelvis, shoulders, wrists, hips, and ankles. Dysfunctional movement patterns at one or multiple joints could lead to dysfunctional swing patterns resulting in different types of golf injuries.

The TPI Screen Examines:

  • Bridge with Leg Extension
  • Cervical Rotation
  • Forearm Rotation (Pronation/Supination)
  • Lower Quarter Rotation
  • Overhead Deep Squat
  • Pelvic Rotation
  • Pelvic Tilt
  • Seated Trunk Rotation
  • Single Leg Balance
  • Toe Touch
  • Torso Rotation
  • Wrist Extension
  • Wrist Flexion
  • Wrist Hinge (Radial-Ulnar Deviation)
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Once this screen is finished, the results are used to create a plan unique for that golfer.

The Plan May Inlude

  • Fitness Training
  • Physical Therapy Treatment
  • Correction of Imprecise Biomechanics
  • Mental Strategy
  • Nutrition Plan
  • All of the Above
Once identified and corrected, golfers are able to realize a more consistent and powerful swing.

Swing the club with your dominant hand. Then place your other hand behind your dominant wrist, pulling that arm back and forth across your chest in pendulum fashion.

Stand and practice lifting your wrists up and down and really feel the wrists hinge. Once you have that movement down pat, put the swing and the hinge together at the same time.

Rotate with your hips and dominant forearm, and not at the shoulder. This gives your club and your dominant arm the degree that they need n order to get all the way around the body.

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