RehabWebinars.com has the best speakers in sports medicine and fitness. Combining decades of experience in orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, sport performance, and fitness training, the RehabWebinars.com faculty is the most prestigious group of sports medicine educators on the web.
American Sports Medicine Institute
The American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) is the premier research and educational group dedicated to improve the understanding, prevention, and treatment in sports related injuries. ASMI was founded by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, AL.
ASMI holds and annual Injuries in Baseball seminar presenting cutting edge information and featuring the leaders in baseball sports medicine. Also, as part of the orthopedic sports medicine, primary care sports medicine, and sport physical therapy fellowship programs, ASMI conducts weekly sports medicine lectures.
RehabWebinars.com is the exclusive home of content from the ASMI Injuries in Baseball course and the ASMI Sports Medicine Lectures. Several of the presentations here are from these events and feature the ASMI faculty.
View ASMI webinars.
James R. Andrews, MD
Dr. James Andrews is one of the founding members of Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also a founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) a non-profit institute dedicated to injury prevention, education and research in orthopaedics and sports medicine. This foundation is recognized as one of the worlds leaders in this field. Doctor Andrews continues to serve as Chairman and Medical Director of ASMI. He has mentored more than 275 orthopaedic/sports medicine Fellows and more than 55 primary care sports medicine Fellows who have trained under him through the ASMI Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Doctor Andrews is also a founding partner and the Medical Director of the Andrews Institute and the Andrews-Paulos Research and Education Institute also dedicated to prevention, education and research which is located in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Doctor Andrews is internationally known and recognized for his skills as an orthopaedic surgeon as well as his scientific and clinic research contributions in knee, shoulder and elbow injury prevention and treatment. In addition, he has made major presentations around the world, and has authored numerous scientific articles and books.
Doctor Andrews is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is the past President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and also served on that board as its Treasurer and its Secretary. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Arthroscopy Association of North America as well as the International Knee Society. He is Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics Surgery at the University Alabama Birmingham Medical School, the University of Virginia School of Medicine, the University of Kentucky Medical Center, University of South Carolina Medical School and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of South Alabama. He has been awarded a Doctor of Laws Degree from Livingston University, Doctor of Science Degree from Troy University and a Doctor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University.
At present, Doctor Andrews serves as Medical Director for Intercollegiate Sports at Auburn University; Senior Orthopaedic Consultant at the University of Alabama; and Orthopaedic Consultant for the athletic teams of Troy University, University of West Alabama, Tuskegee University and Samford University. Doctor Andrews serves on the Medical and Safety Advisory Committee of USA Baseball and on the Board of Little League Baseball, Inc.
In the professional sports arena, Doctor Andrews is Senior Consultant for the Washington Redskins Professional Football team; Medical Director for the Tampa Bay Rays Professional Baseball Team; and team physician for the Birmingham Barons Double A Professional Baseball Team, an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Doctor Andrews is the Medical Director of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
See more James Andrews webinars.
Lyle Cain, MD
E. Lyle Cain, Jr., M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Cain has presented papers and instructional courses for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and The International Society for Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery on knee ligament injuries. He has published articles on the treatment of cartilage injuries in the knee and the open repair of shoulder injuries in throwing athletes. Dr. Cain’s orthopaedic research extends to biomechanical testing of the golf swing, the evaluation of exercise programs to decrease the incidence of injuries in golf and the treatment of ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the elbow in baseball players.
A 1990 graduate of the University of Alabama, Dr. Cain earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1994 and completed a general surgery internship at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, followed by a position as chief resident at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic in Memphis, in 1999. He then completed a one-year orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship with James R. Andrews, M.D., and William G. Clancy, Jr., M.D., at the American Sports Medicine Institute. He was then invited to become a member of Alabama Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. After the dissolution of Alabama Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center he founded Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. He is also on the Board of Directors of the American Sports Medicine Institute.
Dr. Cain has a subspecialty certificate in Sports Medicine. Dr. Cains professional affiliations include memberships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Medical Association, Alabama State Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, International Cartilage Repair Society and the International Society for Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery.
Dr. Cain is a team physician for University of Alabama, University of West Alabama, Jacksonville State University and several local high schools. He also participates in spring training activities with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Cincinnati Reds and Birmingham Barons professional baseball teams.
See more Lyle Cain webinars.
Jarod Carter, PT, DPT, MTC
Jarod Carter is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Manual Therapist. A native of Austin, Texas, Dr. Carter attended The University of Texas where he was a Diver on the National Champion UT Swimming and Diving Team. After graduating with High Honors in Kinesiology, he attended The University of St. Augustine, due to its reputation as a leader in Manual Therapy training. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and graduated Valedictorian of his class.
Since becoming a PT, he has continuously sought out skilled mentors and learning opportunities in manual therapy and business alike. In Spring 2010, Dr Carter founded Carter Physiotherapy, a cash-based physical therapy clinic where he provides an hour of one-on-one care in every treatment session, focusing on manual therapy. Via creative marketing and his reputation for giving fast results, his patient schedule was full within 6 months of opening his cash-based practice.
With 3rd Party Payor reimbursements on the decline, many insurance-based PT clinics are struggling to maintain profit margins along with quality care. Dr Carter sees cash-based services as an important part of surviving the coming changes in the health care industry, as well as maintaining high quality treatment options for consumers. For this reason, he is now helping other physical therapists add and convert to cash-based services, and avoid having the insurance industry dictate how they treat patients and remain profitable.
Stan Conte, PT, DPT, ATC
Stan Conte is the Vice President, Medical Services of the Los Angeles Dodgers, after serving after spending the last six seasons as the Director of medical services, physical therapist and head athletic trainer. Conte manages the Major and minor league medical departments and also handle medical risk assessment and injury management. Conte, regarded as one of the top experts in physical therapy and conditioning in professional sports, joined the Dodgers in October 2006 following 15 seasons with the San Francisco Giants, including seven as head athletic trainer and physical therapist. Prior to his promotion in 2000, he served as the team’s assistant athletic trainer and coordinator of strength and rehabilitation for the previous eight years.
Conte, received his B .S in physical therapy at California State University, Northridge in 1978 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Boston University in 2010. He lectures locally and nationally on the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries, and authored and co-authored articles in Sports Medicine journal and books. He has served on several MLB committees including the co-chairman of the Analytic Committee and member of the Injury Surveillance System as well as on the expert panel of the MLB Research Committee.
Bret Contreras, MS, CSCS
Bret Contreras received a master’s degree from Arizona State University (ASU) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certificate from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Known in the fitness industry as “The Glute Guy,” Contreras maintains a popular blog. Contreras is currently pursuing his PhD in Sports Science at AUT University in New Zealand where he interacts with many of the country’s top researchers, strength coaches, physios and athletes.
Ken Crenshaw, ATC
Ken Crenshaw is currently the head athletic trainer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Crenshaw was the head athletic trainer for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 2003 to 2005 and served as the assistant athletic trainer for the Devil Rays from 1998-2002. While with the Devil Rays, Crenshaw shared “Major League Baseball Athletic Training Staff of the Year” honors in 2005 with Ron Porterfield. He also served as the organization’s Minor League athletic training and conditioning coordinator for the 1996 and 1997 seasons.
Prior to joining Tampa Bay, Crenshaw worked for seven years as a professional athletic trainer, including four years as Minor League conditioning coordinator for the Atlanta Braves from 1992 to 1995. He also served as an athletic trainer in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from 1989 to 1991, working with affiliates in Princeton, W.Va., and Welland, Ontario. A native of Carrizozo, N.M., Crenshaw received an undergraduate degree in sports medicine from New Mexico State University in 1990. He is a certified member of the NATA and the (NSCA) National Strength & Conditioning Association.
View Ken Crenshaw webinars.
Jeffrey R. Dugas, MD
Dr. Dugas has contributed significantly to the research of sports medicine. He has published articles and textbook chapters related to injuries of the shoulder and elbow in throwing athletes, vascular injuries in throwers and rotator cuff injuries. He has also published manuscripts on the treatment of knee ligament injuries and the treatment of cartilaginous defects of the knee.
Following his orthopedic training, Dr. Dugas accepted a fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Alabama, under the direction of James R. Andrews, M.D., and William G. Clancy, Jr., M.D. He was then invited to become a member of the Alabama Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. After its dissolution he became a partner in the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees at ASMI and the American Baseball Foundation (ABF). As a Fellowship Director at ASMI he takes part in clinical and basic research and assists in the instruction of the ASMI sports medicine fellows.
A native of Schenectady, New York, Dr. Dugas graduated from North Carolina State University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He continued his education at Duke University School of Medicine, graduating in 1994. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Dr. Dugas holds memberships in numerous medical societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine American Medical Association, Medical Association of Alabama and the Jefferson County Medical Society. He also participates as a team physician for Troy University and Vestavia Hills High School, Hoover High School, Calera High School, Cordova High School and Bessemer Academy. Dr. Dugas also provides sports medicine assistance for the Birmingham Barons, the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox and the Alabama Ballet.
See more Jeff Dugas webinars.
Xavier Duralde, MD
Dr. Duralde is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as assistant clinical instructor at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Duralde has served as an orthopaedic surgeon to the Atlanta Braves since 1998 and became the Lead Orthopaedist in 2006.
Dr. Duralde earned his AB from Harvard University in 1979 and his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1983. He remained at Columbia University for his orthopaedic training and fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Duralde served his country as a Major in the United States Air Force from 1988 to 1992. While in the Air Force, he served as Chief of Surgical Services and Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics at the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing Hospital at RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England.
He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association and the Major League Baseball Physicians Association. Dr. Duralde has authored many publications regarding the shoulder, including primary research papers and book chapters.
Koco Eaton, MD
Dr. Eaton’s interest in sports injuries stems from his own athletic career. While at Columbia University, he lettered in basketball. Upon graduating from Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Eaton began an orthopaedic residency at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. After completing his orthopaedic training, Dr. Eaton completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship in Birmingham, Alabama under the direction of Dr. James Andrews. Following his fellowship, Dr. Eaton moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where he set up his private practice.
He is the Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Tampa Bay Rays and a faculty member at the University of South Florida. Dr. Eaton has been awarded a patent for knee surgery. He utilizes the latest surgical techniques including minimally invasive incisions.
View Koco Eaton webinars.
Neal ElAttrache, MD
Neal S. ElAttrache, M.D., is a Sports Medicine Surgeon and is member of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic board of directors. Dr. ElAttrache is Chairman of the Board of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation and Program Director for the Kerlan-Jobe Fellowship. After completing his studies at the University of Notre Dame, he earned his medical doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also completed his orthopaedic surgery residency before becoming a Sports Medicine Fellow at Kerlan-Jobe. Dr. ElAttrache is the team physician for the LA Dodgers and is an orthopaedic consultant to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, St. Louis Rams, LA Lakers, LA Kings and the PGA Tour.
He is frequently recognized as a Sports Medicine specialist, having been listed among 2006 – 2011 “Best Doctors in America,” named a “Super Surgeon” by Baseball Prospectus, selected 2011 “Super Doctor of Southern California” by SuperDoctors.com and voted a 2010 “Super Doctor” by Los Angeles Magazine. He is active in a number of professional organizations, including American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, NFL Physicians Society, National Orthopaedic Education Society, Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society, Herdicus Sports Medicine Honor Society, American Orthopedic Association and AOSSM. Dr. ElAttrache is a prolific author of professional literature and is a frequent lecturer at industry conferences.
View Neal ElAttrache webinars.
Todd Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS
Todd Ellenbecker is a physical therapist and clinic director of Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic inScottsdale, AZ. He received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1985 and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Arizona State University in 1989. He completed his doctorate in physical therapy fromMassachusetts General Hospital–Institute of Health Professions in 2006. In addition, he is a certified sports clinical specialist, and orthopaedic clinical specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and was awarded the Sports Medicine Professional of the Year in 2003 by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is a certified USPTA tennis teaching professional, and is Chairman of the USTA National Sport Science Committee. Todd is also the National Director of Clinical Research for Physiotherapy Associates.
He has conducted and published research primarily on upper extremity athletes, shoulder and elbow rehabilitation as well as on open and closed chain rehabilitation for the upper and lower extremities. He has conducted research and lectured internationally on shoulder and elbow rehabilitation as well as isokinetic exercise application and musculoskeletal adaptations in elite level tennis players. He is the author of several books, “The Elbow in Sport”, “Complete Conditioning for Tennis”, “Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise”, “Strength Band Training” and “Clinical Examination of the Shoulder”. He is the editor of the second edition of “Knee Ligament Rehabilitation” and “Shoulder Rehabilitation: Non-Operative Treatment” and is co-editor of the book “The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance”.
Benton Emblom, MD
Dr. Benton Emblom specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy, including open and arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle disorders. In addition to subspecialized training in sports medicine, Dr. Emblom also received focused training in arthroscopic and mini-open surgery for non-arthritic hip disorders. Pediatric sports injuries are also of particular interest, including but not limited to ACL injuries of the knee and throwing injuries to the elbow.
A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama, Dr. Emblom earned a bachelors degree in chemistry and mathematics. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UAB Hospital. He then completed a one-year orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship with Dr. James Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute, followed by a mini-fellowship in hip arthroscopy with Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Emblom presents research and delivers instructional lectures at numerous orthopaedic and specialty related conferences. He also authors research and book chapters in topics related to orthopaedics and sports medicine. Dr. Emblom currently performs clinical and biomechanical research at the American Sports Medicine Institute. He is team physician for Samford University, the University of Alabama, and Hoover High School. He also assists with the care of the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team.
Glenn Fleisig, PhD
Glenn Fleisig is the research director of the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham Alabama. Dr. Fleisig leads the team at ASMI that has conducted biomechanical pitching analyses on some of today’s most successful MLB pitchers. For two decades, ASMI has been studying the biomechanics of baseball pitching. The initial focus of these studies was to understand injury mechanisms and provide knowledge to the medical community for improving pitching injury treatment. During the last few years, their purpose has been broadened to include injury prevention. More than 2,000 baseball pitchers from all levels have been tested at ASMI. The wealth of data has led to numerous scientific publications for physicians and others.
As one of the foremost authorities on pitching biomechanics, Dr. Fleisig has authored over 150 publications on the subject of pitching, preventing pitching injuries, overhand throwing implications of injuries, conditioning the shoulder and arm for pitching, how biomechanics can reduce pitching injuries, motion analysis and pitching mechanics.
Dr. Fleisig holds many appointments including Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Affiliate Faculty Member in Sports Medicine, University of Alabama; Committee Member, USA Baseball Medical & Safety Committee and Pitching Safety Consultant, Little League Baseball & Softball
Dr. Fleisig is a member of many prestigious organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine, American Society of Biomechanics, American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society, International Society of Biomechanics, International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, International Sports Engineering Association, the MIT Educational Council, the Editorial Review Board for The American Journal of Orthopedics and Sports Biomechanics.
See more Glenn Fleisig webinars.
David Fortenbaugh, PhD
Dave Fortenbaugh is a biomechanist at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Fortenbaugh has a PhD in ergonomics from the University of Miami, a MS in biomechanics from Barry University, and a BS in biomedical engineering from Yale University.
In addition to Dr. Fortenbaugh’s research studies and publications, he is a frequent presenter at the annual ASMI Injuries in Baseball course.
Tony Gentilcore, CSCS
Tony Gentilcore is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) holding a degree in Health Education with a concentration in Health/Wellness Promotion from the State University of New York at Cortland. Tony has established an outstanding reputation due to his no-nonsense approach to training, unique perspective on program design, and corrective exercise experience.
Tony is also one of the co-founders of Cressey Performance, located in Hudson, MA. Tony is a regular contributor to many reputable fitness publications such as Testosterone Magazine (T-nation.com), BodyBuilding.com, Stack.com, Men’s Health Magazine, and Women’s Health Magazine. He writes an excellent blog at TonyGentilcore.com.
Pete Holman, PT, CSCS
Pete is a physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist and the creator of the TRX Rip Trainer. He is currently the Director Rip Training at TRX and has extensive experience in the rehab, fitness, and athletic environments as a former TaeKwon-Do National Champion. He has designed several fitness related products and can be seen traveling the world sharing his research and experience.
His Rip Trainer has been used by many athletes, physical therapists, and fitness professionals as a great tool for functional activities in multiple planes of motion.
View Pete Holman webinars.
Robert Mangine, MEd, PT, ATC
Bob Mangine has an extensive background in education and research over his 29 years of practice. From 2002 to 2005 Bob served as the Director of Rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati Athletic Department and in 2005 was appointed to the Head Football Trainer position. He also is on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in the department of Health Education and the Department of Orthopedics. Bob has a faculty position at the College of Mount St. Joseph School of Physical Therapy. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1977, he completed his M.Ed. from the University of Cincinnati in 1980. Bob taught at the Medical College of Virginia from 1980 to 1983 before returning to Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center till starting his own practice Kentucky Rehabilitation Services and eventually joining NovaCare in 1998.
Bob has published over 59 articles in peered reviewed journals including a series of articles in the early 1990’s outlining the Evaluation Based Rehabilitation concept which defined the evidence based approach to treatment intervention. Of particular interest is the ACL, which he has published over 15 articles in the literature and books with the most recent in 2006. Bob has presented nationally and internationally over 2000 lectures over the last 26 years and has presented at National conferences on an annual basis in the area of Sports Injury Management and Rehabilitation. Bob was elected into the APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section Hall of Fame in February 2006 and was inducted at the Combined Section meeting in San Diego. He also was elected as Head Trainer for Aquatic Sports at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, and served as the Aquatic Head Trainer for the first Goodwill Games in Moscow in 1986.
View Bob Mangine webinars.
Michael J. Mullin, ATC, LAT, PRC
Michael is a clinical athletic trainer and physical therapy assistant with more than 20 years of experience. He is on the adjunct faculty at the University of New England. He is also a Certified clinician through the Postural Restoration Institute.
Michael served as Coordinator of Rehabilitation Services and Head Athletic Trainer at The Stone Clinic in San Francisco in the 90’s. While there, he also served as Head Athletic Therapist for Lawrence Pech Dance Company, Smuin Ballets of San Francisco, and The Marin Ballet. He has provided athletic training services for the national champion Old Blues Rugby Club, the U.S. Windsurfing Association National Championships, the US Ski Team, and the World Pro Ski Tour.
Michael has co-authored a book titled “Comprehensive Approach to Sports Injury Management” as well as a chapter in “Knee Ligament Rehabilitation” called “New Techniques in Cartilage Repair and Replacement”. As a sports medicine specialist, he has been a consultant for numerous publications such as Shape, Women’s Sports & Fitness, Women’s Sports Connection, Men’s Fitness, Skiing, and Windsurfing magazines. He has lectured extensively nationally on topics related to sports medicine and rehabilitation, most recently at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science in Washington D.C. in October of 2011.
Thomas Myers studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller. He has also studied less extensively with movement teachers Judith Aston, Emilie Conrad, and in the martial arts. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies he made with European schools of osteopathy.
An inveterate traveler, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for over 30 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings, including 10 years in London, and traveling practices in Hamburg, Rome, Nairobi, and Sydney, as well as a dozen locales in the US. He is a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI).
Author of Anatomy Trains (Elsevier 2001) and a set of supporting videos, Tom has also penned over 60 articles for trade magazines and journals on anatomy, soft tissue manipulation, and the social scourge of somatic alienation and loss of reliance on kinesthetic intelligence.
A certified Touch-in-Parenting instructor, Tom retains a strong interest in peri-natal issues relating to movement.
Living on the coast of Maine, Tom directs Kinesis, which conducts professional certification and continuing education courses worldwide.
View Tom Myers Webinars.
Perry Nickelston, DC, NKT, SFMA
Perry Nickelston, DC, NKT, FMS, SFMA, is a Chiropractic Physician with primary focus on Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, and Metabolic Fitness Nutrition and trained from The American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. He is an expert in myofascial, orthopedic, medical and trigger point soft tissue therapy.
Dr. Perry is an expert in movement assessment and diagnosis. Certified and trained as a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment Specialist (SFMA). He uses programs designed to find your source of painful dysfunction and correct it the site of pain improves. He is a regular columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic, Practice Insights, Chiropractic Economics, To Your Health Magazine, Advance Physical Therapy, PT on the Net, LiveStrong, StrengthCoach, and other industry publications for health and fitness.
Stephen O’Brien, MD, MBA
Dr. Stephen J. O’Brien is an Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He also serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and as the Vice Chairman for the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at HSS. Dr. O’Brien specializes in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and completed his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He did his Internship at Yale University and his Residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He also did his fellowship in Sports Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery. Since starting his practice in 1987, he has been involved in teaching, research, and team coverage for organizations such as the New York Football Giants and St. John’s University Athletic Department. Dr. O’Brien has also taken active leadership roles on national societies such as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, where he has served on the board of directors.
Dr. O’Brien has also been actively involved in research throughout his career. He has authored 20 book chapters and 85 peer-reviewed or review articles on numerous topics within sports medicine and orthopaedics. Currently, his research interests have focused on an algorithm he developed for the diagnosis and treatment of biceps-labral disorders.
View Stephen O’Brien webinars.
Russ Paine, PT
Russ Paine, PT is currently Director of Rehabilitation and Research Memorial Hermann Sportsmedicine Institute in Houston Texas. He is also the Team Physical Therapist for the Houston Rockets and has been involved in sportsmedicine rehabilitation in the Houston area since moving to Houston in 1991. Russ has been a rehabilitation consultant to NASA and the Houston Astros.
Originally from Lubbock Texas, Russ is an avid golfer with a 5 handicap and has worked with golfer’s of all ages and abilities. Steve Elkington, Mark O’Meara, Scotty McCarron are a few of the recent PGA tour golfers that Paine has helped recover from injuries. Russ has published and lectured on many sportsmedicine topics including golf injuries and performance in his 27 years as a sports physical therapist and a founding member of both the ICCUS and The Society for Golf Medicine and Performance.
View Russ Paine webinars.
Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Michael M. Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is considered a leader in the field of sports medicine, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. As a physical therapist, strength coach, and performance enhancement specialist, Mike uses his background in sport biomechanics, movement quality, and muscles imbalances to specialize in all aspects of human performance. He has worked extensively with a variety of professional athletes with emphasis on the care of throwing injuries in baseball players.
Mike Reinold is currently the Head Physical Therapist of the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club, where he focuses on keeping pitchers healthy and rehabilitating players back to peak performance. He had previously spent the last several years in various roles including Head Athletic Trainer and Rehabilitation Coordinator. Prior to the Red Sox, Mike was the Facility Director of Champion Sports Medicine and the Coordinator of Rehabilitative Research & Clinical Education at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL.
Mike received his B.S. in physical therapy from Northeastern University and his Doctorate in physical therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, both in Boston, MA. He is board certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He also graduated from the postprofessional sports physical therapy fellowship program of the American Sports Medicine Institute, in Birmingham, AL, under the direction of Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, James R. Andrews, MD, and Glenn S. Fleisig, PhD.
In addition to his clinical work, he has made significant academic contributions in the form of laboratory research, biomechanical research, and clinical education, teaching thousands of individuals worldwide.
See more Mike Reinold webinars.
Michael Ryan, ATC, CSCS
Michael is originally from Bristol, CT. He received his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training and a minor in Teaching from Central Connecticut State University in 1993. He worked as the Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist for Bristol Eastern and Bristol Central High School in Connecticut from 1994-2001. During this time he also ran his own sports performance business where he trained high school, college, and professional athletes.
From 2002-2006 he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Specialist for the PGA and Champions Tour. He traveled with the “Fitness Trailers” and worked 30 weeks a year at the Tournament stops. Since 2006 Michael has been the Director of Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance for Champion Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy Associates in Birmingham, AL. He works closely with Dr. James Andrews and Andrews Sports Medicine in Birmingham, AL.
See more Mike Ryan webinars.
Nate Shaw, ATC, CSCS
Nathan Shaw has been the Diamondbacks’ Strength and Conditioning Coordinator since 2006. Nate is responsible for designing and implementing the Strength and Conditioning programs for the Major League team as well as supervising the design and implementation for all seven Minor League teams. Prior to his arrival with the Diamondbacks, Nathan worked with the Devil Rays from 2003-2005 as the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Nathan was also a Certified Athletic Trainer with the Devil Rays in the New York Penn League. A transplant Floridian, Nathan attended the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Health and Performance with an Athletic Training Specialization. He is a certified member of the NATA and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
View Nate Shaw webinars.
Nick Tumminello, CPT
Nick Tumminello, CPT, is the owner of Performance University International, which provides hybrid strength training & conditioning for athletes and professional educational programs for fitness professionals all over the world.
As an educator, Coach Nick has become known as the “Trainer of trainers” for his innovative, hybrid fitness training concepts and for his ability to provide simple, honest and immediately applicable solutions to common problems fitness professionals face. He has presented at international fitness conferences in Iceland, China and Canada. And, he’s also a regular featured presenter at events and fitness clubs throughout the US. Nick also holds live workshops and mentorship programs in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale Fl. Additionally, Nick has produced 12+ instructional DVDs, which have sold worldwide – 6 Workshop DVDs with Healthy Learning, and is a CEC/ CEU provider for ACE & NASM.
As a Coach/Trainer, Nick works with a select group of clients from Bodybuilders and Figure Models, to professional Fighters and NFL players, to weekend warriors and exercise enthusiasts of all ages. Nick also serves as the conditioning coach for the Ground Control MMA Fight Team and as the Hybrid Fitness training expert for Team Jaco Clothing. Additionally, Coach Nick is a master instructor for PowerMax 360, RedCord & The Core Bar.
As an Author, Nick’s articles have appeared in over 30 major health & Fitness magazines and he’s a regular contributor to: Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Oxygen, Maximum Fitness, REPS, Muscle Mag, Status, Train Hard-Fight Easy, Fighters Only and FIGHT! Coach Nick is also a featured contributor to several popular fitness training websites including: LiveStrong.com, Bodybuilding.com, WannaBeBig.com and T-nation.com. He has been featured in two New York Times best selling exercise books, on the front page of Yahoo.com and Youtube.com, as well as in the ACE Personal Trainer Manual: Fourth edition. Nick also writes a very popular hybrid fitness training blog here at NickTumminello.com.
View Nick Tumminello Webinars.
Tim Tyler, PT, MS, ATC
Tim Tyler is currently a Clinical Research Associate and Education Coordinator for the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine & Athletic Trauma at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York. He is also a physical therapist at PRO Sports Physical Therapy in New York. Tim has researched, published, and taught a wide variety of rehabilitation and sports medicine topics with specific interest in the shoulder. Tim is currently the president of the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
View Tim Tyler webinars.
Gary Waslewski, MD
Dr. Gary Waslewski is an orthopedic surgeon at Arizona Sports Medicine Center. Dr. Waslewski is the Orthopedic Surgeon for the NHL Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Team, the Arizona Cardinals Football team, and a traveling team physician for USA Hockey as well as spring training and minor league orthopedic surgeon for the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants.
David Weinstock has been practicing and teaching manual therapy techniques since 1973. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University as a pre-med student. David then traveled extensively in Central and South America learning from native healers and a variety of practitioners. He graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 1979. In 1985 David cofounded the Institute of Conscious Bodywork in Marin County California. NeuroKinetic Therapy was developed in 1985 in collaboration with several peers. He taught many different classes at the Institute, including advanced anatomy, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, and NeuroKinetic Therapy until 2005.
David’s book, “NeuroKinetic Therapy, an Innovative Approach to Manual Muscle Testing,” was published in 2010. Since then it has been translated into Japanese and Korean, and is now in its second edition. David now travels nationally and internationally teaching chiropractors, physical therapists, personal trainers, massage therapists, and Pilates instructors.
David maintains a busy private practice in Marin County California, using NeuroKinetic Therapy to treat athletes and weekend warriors alike. Acute and chronic injuries and conditions are assessed and rehabilitated, and the client is sent home with an individualized exercise program.
Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA
Dr. Kevin Wilk has lead a distinguished career as a clinical physical therapist, researcher and educator for over 29 years, as a leading authority in rehabilitation of sports injuries and orthopaedic lesions. He has significant contributions to laboratory research, bio-mechanical research and clinical outcome studies.
Kevin is currently Associate Clinical Director for Champion Sports Medicine (a Physiotherapy Facility) in Birmingham, AL. In addition, he is the Director of Rehabilitative Research at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham and is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Kevin is also a Rehabilitation Consultant for the Tampa Bay Rays’ Baseball Team. Dr Wilk received his physical therapy from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL., and his DPT from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of HealthCare Professions in Boston, MA.
Dr. Wilk has published over 125 journal articles, over 75 book chapters and has lectured at over 400 professional and scientific meetings. Kevin is on the review boards of 7 journals. Dr Wilk has received numerous professional awards. In 2004, Kevin received the prestigious Ron Peyton Award for career achievement from the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA. He has received the James Andrews Award for achievement in the area of Baseball science. Kevin has given Grand Rounds at several medical facilities and has lectured internationally. He has edited 6 textbooks, The Athletes’ Shoulder, Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete (2nd Ed.), Injuries in Baseball, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (2nd Ed.) Handbook of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (2nd Ed.) , and The Orthopaedic Toolbox (2nd Ed.).
Kevin is currently the President of the Sports Section of the APTA, and has served as Vice-President, Education Program Chairman and Editor of the Home Study Course for the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA for 7 years and has served on numerous committees for the APTA. Kevin was the first non-physician named to a committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).
Kevin is a clinician, researcher, and educator and is generally regarded as one of the leading sports physical therapists experts in the evaluation and treatment of shoulder, knee, and elbow joint injuries. He is active daily with patient care, research & educational activities.
See all Kevin Wilk webinars.