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Golf Specific

Physical Therapy

Unlock your full swing potential with tailored physical therapy for golfers with our TPI Certified physical therapist. From enhancing flexibility to preventing injuries, our specialized approach ensures you stay on top of your game. Let us help you drive farther, swing smoother, and conquer the course with confidence.

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Why Golf Physical Therapy?

  • Improve your golf swing and enhance performance

  • Identify and address the cause of pain

  • Establish and develop an individualized golf-specific exercise program


Unlock results with our TPI Certified physical therapist!

What is TPI?

The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is the world's leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing…. Over  more than twenty years, TPI has assembled a technical database of 3D motion capture, force, pressure, launch monitor, strength, power, and movement data.. Using this data, TPI has demonstrated that a properly functioning body better allows an individual to swing a golf club with improved efficiency. Further, TPI recognizes that an individual’s physical limitations can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury. This relationship is what TPI calls The Body-Swing Connection.  It is the foundation of TPI’s program.

TPI's Assessment Screen

If you don’t assess, it’s just a guess.

To achieve an efficient swing, a golfer must first be screened. A proper screen involves an assessment of swing mechanics, biomechanics, physical fitness, movement quality, current health, and injury history.

The TPI movement screen is a simple test to quickly evaluate a player’s physical capabilities. The results of that assessment are used to determine how technical elements of the player’s swing could be related to what their body can or cannot do. Once this screen is finished, the results are used to create a plan unique for that golfer. The plan may include fitness training, physical therapy and treatment, coaching of swing mechanics and biomechanics, nutrition, mental strategy or all of the above.


Plan A


TPI Movement Screen, Trackman Video Analysis & 1 follow-up Clinic Visit

  • 1 hour personal TPI Movement Screen evaluation & Trackman Video Analysis

  • An individualized HEP

  • A 45 minute follow up SMSMPT clinic visit to review the progression of HEP exercises

  • Access to the MyTPl app

Plan B


TPI Movement Screen & 1 follow-up Clinic Visit

  • A 45 minute personal TPI Movement Screen evaluation 

  • An individualized HEP

  • A 45 minute follow up SMSMPT clinic visit to review the progression of HEP exercises

  • Access to the MyTPl app

Additional Follow-up Options

One 45 minute follow up training/treatment session


One hour TPI Movement Screen and Video Swing Analysis re-


Video Swing Analysis re-evaluation +3 SMSMPT clinic follow ups 


Movement Screen re-evaluation + 3 SMSMPT clinic follow ups

Your Golf Physical Therapist

Mary Curtis McCracken


TPI Certified Physical Therapist

Mary Curtis lives in a golf community, which sparked her interest in gaining the TPI certification in order to assist golfers in gaining strength, preventing injury, and improving their overall game. Her son and husband are avid golfers, and she loves to be on or around the golf course!

  • When should I arrive?
    Please arrive 15 minutes before your first appointment in order to complete all necessary paperwork.
  • What should I bring?
    Photo identification* (Valid Driver’s License, Valid State ID, School ID Card, or Valid Passport) Prescription/doctor referral Insurance card
  • What should I wear?
    You should wear loose fitting clothing so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating and treating. For example, if you have a knee problem, it is best to wear shorts. For a shoulder problem, a tank top is a good choice, and for low back problems, wear a loose fitting shirt and pants, again so we can perform a thorough examination.
  • When my doctor recommends therapy, do I have a choice in providers?
    Yes, if you need physical therapy, YOU DO HAVE A CHOICE when selecting your provider. We encourage you to explore all your options, and when you do, we're confident that you'll find that Smoky Mountain Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy will exceed your expectations.
  • How long will each treatment last?
    Treatment sessions typically last around 45 minutes per visit.
  • Do you communicate my progress to my doctor?
    Yes, on a regular basis we send your referring physician an update on the progress you have made in physical therapy. If you wish a copy of this update be sent to any other physician please inform your therapist and we will be glad to do so.
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