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Physical Therapy, Sports Physical Therapy, Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength Conditioning, Board Certified Athletic Trainer,

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Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL –
to be completed approximately in the fall of 2008

Duke University Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship, 2004-2005

Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI – 2001

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an Emphasis in Athletic Training, Grand
Valley State University, 1999

Occupation

Director of Physical Therapy/Center Coordinator for Clinical Education
February 2007-Present 

Physical Therapist/Assistant Athletic Trainer, Kansas City Chiefs – July 2005-February
2007

Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Specialist
December 2001-July 2004 ATI Physical Therapy, Naperville, IL

Relevant Experiences

  • Volunteer Athletic Trainer, U.S. Olympic Training Center July/August 2004
  • Athletic Training Internship, Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball team  Summer 1997

Presentations/Courses Taught

-“From Time Zero to Time to Play:  Lower Extremity Pathologies in the Athlete”, KPTA Spring
Conference, March 2007
-“Evaluation  and  Management  of  Mechanical  Low  Back  Pain,”  HealthSouth Continuing
Education, January 2006

-“Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Shoulder Complex,” HealthSouth Continuing Education,
February 2006

-“Chiropractors and the Athlete: Beyond Back Cracking,” Cleveland Chiropractic College,
February 2006

-“Immobilization of Acute Anterior Shoulder Dislocations: Have We Been Wrong all of These
Years?” Duke University Grand Rounds, June 2005

-“Management of Common Traumatic Sports Injuries,”Duke University Nursing Grand Rounds,
May 2005

-“Prevention of Injuries in Sports,” Duke University Physical Therapy program, April 2005

-“Functional Progression Following Lower Extremity Injury,” East Carolina University Physical
Therapy program, April 2005

-“Strength  and  Conditioning  Considerations  for  Young  Athletes”,  Teer  House  Community
Presentation, April 2005

-“Posterior HAGL Lesion with a Teres Minor Avulsion and Posterior Labral Tear in a Division I Football Player,” Duke University Orthopedic Rounds, March 2005

-“Modalities in Sports Medicine”, Duke University Fellow Conference, December 2004

-“ACL Injury Prevention Programs, Duke University Fellow Conference, August 2004

-Instructor  in  Human  Anatomy  Laboratory,  Grand  Valley  State  University,  August  2000- December 2001

Research

Master’s Thesis: “A Gender Comparison of a Golf Swing Using Electromyographic (EMG) and
Cinematographic Analysis of the External Abdominal Oblique and the Erector Spinae”

Case Study:  “Catastrophic knee injury with personal nerve palsy in a recreational softball player”

Publications

Available Upon Request

Licenses/Certifications

  • Licensed Physical Therapist – April 2002; Licensed in MO
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – February 2000
  • Board Certified Athletic Trainer – June 1999; Licensed in MO

Professional Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • National Athletic Trainer’s Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section, APTA

Community Involvement

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kansas City, “Big Brother” since April 2006

Groups