Learn more about our highly qualified and well trained physical therapists at Southern Bone and Joint Specialists.

Austin Smithers, DPT, TPI certified

Austin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Delta State University where he was a member of the golf team. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is a member of American Physical Therapy Association and a member of the Orthopedic and Sports Sections of the APTA.

Smithers also completed level one of Titleist Performance Institute Certification. Designed for golf teaching professionals, medical practitioners and fitness trainers, the TPI Certification program is an evidence based, educational pathway designed to teach industry professionals how to increase player performance through a deep understanding of the of how the body functions during the golf swing.  This class has been credited to changing the trajectory of the golf fitness industry.

In the next two years, Smithers will pursue Level 2 and Level 3 medical specialty TPI certification which will be more specific for injury rehabilitation and prevention, as well as increasing performance and efficiency of the golf swing.