Medical 2 Certification

TPI’s Medical 2 course is designed to give the healthcare provider all the information and tools needed to navigate the complex world of golf-specific injuries and golf-specific rehabilitation.

The course focuses on improving the provider’s diagnostic skills by introducing the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). The SFMA is intended to pinpoint the exact cause of a player’s musculoskeletal dysfunction and differentiate between mobility and stability problems. Once the diagnosis is made, the course shifts into injury rehabilitation and proper motor control restoration with the SFMA 4X4 Matrix.

Additionally, the course dives into the world of injury inducing golf swing mechanics. Dr. Greg Rose covers the most common swing mechanics that lead to injury or inhibit injury recovery.



Special Note regarding TPI Medical 2 and SFMA Certification

TPI has partnered with SFMA ( to allow current SFMA certified individuals a substantial discount to the TPI Medical 2 course and a path for non-SFMA certified individuals to attain SFMA certification by attending TPI’s Medical 3 seminar.

For SFMA Certified Individuals

  • Receive a 50% discount ($497.50) off the TPI Medical 2 online course. Call TPI customer service at 888-874-2004 to receive your discount and register for the online course.

For Non-SFMA Certified Individuals

  • By purchasing the TPI Medical 2 online course and passing the TPI Medical 2 certification exam, students become TPI Medical 2 certified and complete Step 1 of SFMA certification - the SFMA online prerequisite.
  • To complete Step 2 of SFMA certification (the 2-day, hands-on live seminar), students can either attend any SFMA Level 1 seminar at the discounted price of $300 ( or attend any TPI Medical 3 seminar.
  • These students will then have access to Step 3 of SFMA certification, the certification exam, complimentary at

For questions regarding TPI Medical 2 certification and SFMA certification, please call TPI customer service at 888-874-2004.


The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

SFMA instructors Gray Cook, Dr. Greg Rose and Kyle Kiesel teach students a detailed assessment protocol that accurately identifies any altered motor control in the body that is creating, or has the potential to create, pain. This system is called the SFMA and is designed for the healthcare practitioner to improve their diagnostic skills and find the cause of most musculoskeletal dysfunctions.

The Top Tier Screen

The starting point of the SFMA is a series of seven screens, called the Top Tier. These seven tests quickly determine which patterns of movement are contributing to a player’s dysfunction.

The Breakouts – Logic and Language

Once a pattern is identified as a problem, practitioners must now breakdown that pattern to find the root cause of the dysfunction. These strategies are called the SFMA Breakouts. There is at least one breakout for each of the Top Tier tests. Breakout patterns include:

  • Cervical Breakouts
  • Upper Extremity Breakouts
  • Flexion Breakouts
  • Rotation Breakouts
  • Single Leg Stance Breakouts
  • Overhead Deep Squat Breakouts
  • Rolling

Building Motor Control

Dr. Rose discusses the science of motor learning and how proper motor learning techniques are incorporated into rehabilitation protocols.

The 4X4 Matrix

Learn the SFMA’s 4X4 matrix for properly sequencing rehabilitation exercises.

Common Golf Injuries

Dr. Rose discusses the most common injuries seen with avid golfers. Statistics regarding golf swing injuries and associated pain are discussed in detail. Learn the most common injuries observed and the mechanism of injury followed by swing modifications to prevent or minimize these problems. The specific injuries that are discussed include:

  • Inducing Mechanics – Lower Back
  • Inducing Mechanics – Hip
  • Injury Inducing Mechanics – Wrist & Hand
  • Injury Inducing Mechanics – Elbow
  • Injury Inducing Mechanics – Knee
  • Injury Inducing Mechanics – Neck
  • Injury Inducing Mechanics – Ribs

Visual System Evaluation

Based on a three-year pilot study done at TPI, the mystery of vision and its role in golf is discussed. Students will learn how to assess the visual system and how it relates to common golf swing characteristics.

Advanced Golf Terminology

Finally, PGA professional Dave Phillips will discuss the golf swing terminology that all medical professionals should be familiar with. This language is critical in building a two-way communication system with the golf professional.

Online Class Language Translations (Closed Captions)


Live Q+A

Active TPI Medical 2 and Medical 3 Certified members (or individuals who have purchased the Medical 2 online class) can participate in live Q+A sessions with TPI Medical instructors.

Live Q+A sessions give participants the opportunity to submit questions to TPI instructors in advance or during the live session directly. TPI’s Medical instructors are available to answer any questions on Medical/Golf instruction, the Medical 2 online class, the business of running a Medical clinic or any other Medical/Golf related topic.


LPGA Members may claim a total of 8 Non-LPGA Continuing Education Units for participating in this approved program. CEU submissions must be accompanied with a Certificate of Completion.

PGA Professionals (Great Britain & Ireland)
PGA Professionals (Great Britain & Ireland) will be credited with 60 CPD points as part of the PGA’s Member Education Programme (50 CPD points for the online course and 10 CPD points for successfully passing the test). A Certificate of Completion and confirmation of assessment must accompany any application for CPD points.
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To receive Medical 2 Certification as a Major designation:

  • Any Healthcare Professional degree: (MD, DC, PT, ATC, etc.).
  • Level 1 Certification
  • Successfully pass the Medical 2 online examination

To Declare Medical as a Minor:

  • Level 1 Certification
  • Successfully pass the Medical 2 examination

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