The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
SFMA instructors Gray Cook, Greg Rose and Kyle Kiesel will teach you 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 was 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 will 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:
Upper Extremity Breakouts
Single Leg Stance Breakouts
Overhead Deep Squat Breakouts
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.