Rush Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer is State’s First Level 2 TPI Golf Fitness Professional

Rush Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer is State’s First Level 2 TPI Golf Fitness Professional

New Golf Fitness Program to be Showcased at Lunch and Learn Hosted by Rush on July 25

Christopher Haralson, MS, ATC/L, an athletic trainer with the Rush Sports Medicine Team has recently received certification from the world’s leading educational organization and research facility for golf, the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Haralson is now the State’s first and only TPI Certified Level 2 Fitness Professional.

Since its inception in 2003, TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from top professional tour players to weekend enthusiasts.  Using this data, TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible.  Additionally, TPI has analyzed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury.

“The benefits of TPI training for golfers include improved core stability, better balance, decreased joint pain and stiffness, reduced risk of injury, improved endurance, increased power in the swing, drive the ball further, improving score and handicap and best of all, more fun and enjoyment of the game,” said Haralson.   “Golfers who really desire to take their games to the next level can greatly benefit from this training,  and, for those who are already taking golf lessons, or thinking about doing so, a golf fitness program can be coordinated with your lessons to maximize your learning and fitness potential,” added Haralson.

“Christopher’s TPI certification is a great enhancement to the scope of care and services offered under the auspices of the Rush Sports Medicine Team.  The sport of golf has grown tremendously in the last few decades and we are pleased to help bring this new level of fitness training to our community and our State.  Golf fitness can benefit junior golfers who are just getting started, experienced golfers who want to improve  their game and make the most of their physical abilities and those who have physical limitations and need to learn to play their best game within those limitations,” said Chuck Reece, EVP and Chief Operations Officer of Rush Health Systems.

“We will provide a great introduction to the Rush Sports Medicine Team TPI Golf Fitness program in a community education Golf Fitness Lunch and Learn program to be held at Northwood Country Club on Friday, July 25.  At this event, Rush will also sponsor head and neck skin cancer screening and emergency medicine tips for golfers while they are on the course,” added Reece.

To register for the Rush Golf Fitness Lunch and Learn on Friday, July 25 contact the Rush Marketing Department at 601-703-4429 or register onlineThe event is presented free of charge as a community service of Rush, however seating is limited and registration is required.

For more information regarding the Rush TPI Golf Fitness program, Christopher Haralson can be contacted directly via email at or on the following social media sites:


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