About the Instructor
Adam Anz, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Adam W. Anz is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist dedicated to serving patients at the world-class Andrews Institute. Using a treatment philosophy that includes a tailored approach, he offers both conservative and surgical treatments for sports-related and trauma-induced injuries, as well as degenerative conditions. Dr. Anz is a fellowship trained sports orthopedic surgeon who specializes in care of the knee, shoulder, and hip as well as all sports injuries and the application of innovative biologic treatments.
Dr. Anz has an expanded focus on autologous stem cell research and joint preservation surgery. His specialties include novel treatment techniques to repair cartilage injuries, treat multi-ligament knee injuries, acetabular labral tears, complex joint injuries, tendon ruptures, and innovative approaches for managing osteoarthritis. His focus is on pushing orthopaedic techniques forward with biologics while following the regulations set forth by the FDA. Current we are underway with the first clinical trial in the United States using a patient’s own peripheral blood stem cells to improve cartilage repair in Gulf Breeze, Florida at the Andrews Institute.
Dr. Anz has served athletes since the beginning of his orthopaedic career. Starting as a resident, Dr. Anz assisted with sideline coverage for the Forsythe Country Day School and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. During fellowship, he became involved with medical coverage for the United States Ski Team and has covered training and competitive events in New Zealand, Canada, Chile, Germany, and the United States. Since returning to the south, Dr. Anz is the covering physican for Escambia High School, Fort Walton Beach High School and assists with the care of the Auburn University Tigers.
Regardless if you are a high-level athlete, youth athlete, a sports enthusiast, or everyday active individual, Dr. Anz will strive to understand your exact condition and recommend treatment that will offer the most optimal outcome. Using the latest surgical procedures, clinical research, and evidence-based medicine to diagnose and treat your injury, his number one focus is to welcome you back to a pain-free, active lifestyle.
Allen Sills, MD, FACS, Neurosurgeon
Allen Sills, MD, FACS, FAANS is a neurosurgeon who in March 2017 was named the first ever Chief Medical Officer for the National Football League. He is also currently a Professor of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee and is a founder and co-director of the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center. For over two decades Dr. Sills has had a specialty interest in the treatment of athletes with neurological problems. Dr. Sills has previously served as a neurological consultant to the National Football League (NFL), the NCAA, the International Equestrian Foundation (FEI) and is a member of the Concussion In Sport Group which creates and publishes the worldwide standards for concussion care. He has served as consulting neurosurgeon to a number of college and professional sports teams and currently serves this role for the Nashville Predators (NHL), the Nashville Sounds (AAA baseball), and all Vanderbilt University and Mississippi State University athletic teams. He has also previously worked as consulting neurosurgeon in the NBA (Memphis Grizzlies), the XFL (Memphis Maniax), minor league hockey, steeplechase equestrian events and for the US Equestrian Foundation teams. He has cared for and operated on collegiate and professional athletes from every major sport including those from many major D1 universities. Dr. Sills was previously section editor for sports and rehab for the journal Neurosurgery and has previously served as a neurological consultant for ABC News and Men's Health magazine. He is actively engaged in research on new methods of concussion assessment and treatment, along with minimally invasive spine surgery in athletes.
Dr. Sills is a fellow of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American College of Surgeons and is extensively involved in concussion education outreach events throughout the US and abroad. He has also been named as one of the "America's Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly for each of the last twelve years as well as one of "Nashville's Top Doctors" by Nashville magazine. In 2013 Dr. Sills was awarded the "Distinguished Alumni Award" from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Neurosurgery. He is an author of over 150 scientific articles and presentations in neurosurgery, including over 50 research articles on concussion in sport published over the past 5 years.
Dr. Sills is a native of Starkville, Mississippi. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate in Engineering from Mississippi State University (where he was also Student Body President and is in the Hall of Fame) and received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University (Alpha Omega Alpha honoree). He did a general surgery internship, neurosurgical residency and NIH-funded fellowship in neuro-oncology all at Johns Hopkins where he also served on the neurosurgical faculty. Prior to joining Vanderbilt he was on the neurosurgery faculty of the University of Tennessee in Memphis and part of the Semmes-Murphey Clinic for twelve years. While in Memphis he founded and served as director of the Memphis Regional Brain Tumor Center and was also director of the Methodist Neuroscience Institute and on the Senior Leadership Council for Methodist Healthcare.
Dr. Sills is married to Shawne Sills and together they have four children. He is involved in a number of community activities including serving as a youth baseball coach for over 20 years and currently coaches for the nationally known Knights Baseball organization. He is also on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County Tennessee, Franklin Baseball Club, and the Friends of Franklin Parks. His hobbies include coaching youth sports, trail running, triathlon, cycling, fly fishing, and Alpine and Nordic skiing. He is a frequent guest speaker and instructor for youth baseball coaching events in middle Tennessee.
Beau Lowery, PT, DPT, ATC, SCS,
Beau Lowery, PT, DPT, ATC, SCS, has been with the New Orleans Saints since 2012. He currently is the Director of Sports Medicine.
Lowery, who earned a degree in physical therapy from Mississippi Medical Center in 1998 and a master's in kinesiology from LSU, spent his first four seasons with the Saints as an assistant athletic trainer/physical therapist. He later earned his doctorate in physical therapy through the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2013.
Lowery spent two years as a physical therapist at the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic before landing with the Saints and served as an associate athletic trainer/physical therapist at LSU from 2004-2010, working primarily with the baseball team. He also worked with the men's golf and cheerleading programs.
Prior to working with LSU, he spent three summers with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Benton Emblom, MD,
Benton Emblom, MD, specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee.
A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama, Dr. Emblom earned a bachelor's 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. Following that, he completed additional training in hip arthroscopy with Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville, which provided focused training in arthroscopic and mini-open surgery for non-arthritic hip disorders.
Dr. Emblom presents research and delivers instructional lectures at numerous orthopaedic and specialty related conferences. He has also authored research and book chapters on topics related to orthopaedics and sports medicine. Dr. Emblom currently performs clinical and biomechanical research at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI).
Bob Calvin, MS, RD, CSSB, LD/N, CSCS,
Bob Calvin works as the Director of Performance Nutritionist for EXOS in Gulf Breeze, Florida, on the campus of the Andrew’s Institute. During his tenure at EXOS, he has had the opportunity to coach, educate & motivate tactical, professional, collegiate, and high school athletes from a variety of sports, on 5 continents, through all aspects of performance nutrition. Prior to joining Athletes’ Performance, Bob worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Texas A&M University where he also worked with a variety of athletes ranging from male football players to female equestrian riders.
Brett Kindle, MD, CAQSM, RMSK,
Brett Kindle, M.D., CAQSM, is a highly skilled primary care sports medicine physician who provides care for patients with musculoskeletal, orthopaedic conditions including professional and recreational athletes. He takes the time to get to know his patients and works with them individually to develop a care plan that best meets their condition and needs.
Dr. Kindle received his medical degree at East Tennessee State University – Quillen College of Medicine and did his residency at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic – Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Brian Capogna, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Brian Capogna, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon at Orthopaedic Associates of Manhasset, P.C. Dr. Capogna, received his degree in medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and did his residency at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases. He recently completed a sports medicine fellowship at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center.
Casey Pierce, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Casey Pierce, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon at New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute in Wayne, NJ. Dr. Pierce received his degree in medicine at St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies and did his residency at Seton Hall university/St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. He recently completed a sports medicine fellowship at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center.
Daniel Maxwell, MD,
Daniel Maxwell, MD, received his degree in Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine and did his residency at Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University. Dr. Maxwell completed a Foot & Ankle Sports Medicine Fellowship at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He currently practices at Carrollton Orthopaedic Clinic in Carrollton, GA.
Daniel Murawski, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Daniel E. Murawski, M.D., is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Murawski has clinical interests in musculoskeletal disorders of the foot and ankle, sports injuries, overuse conditions, deformities and arthritic conditions. Dr. Murawski obtained his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and did his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Atlanta medical Center. He went on to do a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Baylor University Medical Center.
Darren Johnson, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Johnson is a nationally recognized physician in the field of sports medicine, particularly in complex knee surgery. Currently he serves as the Professor and Chief of Sports Medicine at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Kentucky. He serves as head team orthopedic surgeon to the UK Wildcats as well as a busy clinical practice in treating patients throughout the commonwealth and surrounding states. He has a particular interest in the prevention, treatment of ACL injuries in the athletically active. His true passion is surgeon education of his profession. He travels to multiple national meetings around the country and internationally as an invited guest speaker expert on complex topics as it relates to knee injuries. He was born and raised in Torrance, California: received his BS degree from the UCR-UCLA program in Biomedical Sciences and MD degree at UCLA. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Southern California followed by a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the University of Pittsburgh under director Freddie H Fu MD. He joined the UK faculty in 1993. He was one of four national applicants selected in 1995 by the AOA as a John Fahey North American traveling Fellow. He was selected as one of three sports medicine orthopedic surgeons by the AOSSM to travel to Europe in 1997 for an exchange fellowship, a highlight of his career. He has served on the Board of Directors of the AAOS, AOSSM , and Southern Orthopedic Association(past president) . The first president of the SOA from the state of Kentucky. He was selected as SEC Team physician of the year in 2013 by the 14 member institutions. In 2013 he was recognized as one of the top 19 US sports medicine specialists by Orthopedics this week. In 2016 he was recognized as on the of the top 16 North American sports medicine knee surgeons by Orthopedics this week. From 2000 to 2018, He served as the chief/chair of UK orthopedic surgery: successfully transitioning from division to department and tripling the size of the department (clinical volume/faculty). In 2018 the department was recognized as top 50 in the US News rankings. Resident fellow compliment doubled in size.
He has published over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts as well as over 30 book chapters, and edited 2 text books entitled “Clinical Sports Medicine” and “Reconstructive knee Surgery”. He has presented at multiple national and international meetings on varied complex topics related to knee and shoulder problems in the athletically active. He is annually selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” by Castle Connelly as well as “Top Doctors” in America. He resides in Lexington, Kentucky, Thoroughbred race horse capitol of the world and home to the National Champion UK Wildcats with his family, wife Nancy, son Brandon 26 and daughters Kelsey 24 and Lauren 22. His outside interests including all outdoor activities particularly spending time with the family fly fishing, hunting, skiing, and golf.
David Treen, Jr. MD, FACS, FASMBS,
Dr. Treen received his medical degree with honors from Tulane University School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency training in General Surgery at Alton Ochsner Foundation Hospital and Clinic, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and serves on their Candidate Interview Committee. He holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Tulane School of Medicine, and has served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at West Jefferson Medical Center. Dr. Treen has over 20 years of practice experience, and serves as the Medical Director of the Hernia Institute of Louisiana. He has been a member of the American Hernia Society since 1999, and in 2009 was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American Hernia Society.
Dr. Treen has lectured as an invited speaker and visiting professor on the subject of hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction at medical schools, hospitals, and surgical meetings throughout the United States, as well as Canada and Europe.
Deverick Anderson, MD, MPH, FSHEA, FIDSA,
Dr. Dev Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medicine at Duke University. He is currently Director of the Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention and Director of the Duke Program for Infection Prevention in the NFL. With training in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and epidemiology, Dr. Anderson assesses medical problems at both the population and individual patient levels. Over the past decade, Dr. Anderson’s work has led to improvements in the quality and safety of care in multiple areas of healthcare, including Duke University Hospital and more than 40 community hospitals in the southeastern U.S. through the Center’s outreach networks, the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON) and the Duke Antimicrobial Stewardship Outreach Network (DASON).
Dr. Anderson has authored over 140 peer-reviewed articles related to quality of care, patient safety, healthcare epidemiology, antimicrobial stewardship, and multidrug-resistant pathogens. Dr. Anderson has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is currently the Principal Investigator of the Duke-UNC Prevention Epicenter Program, one of 11 prestigious Epicenter Programs funded by the CDC.
Dr. Anderson is recognized as a national and international expert. In addition to his work with the NFL, he is currently a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and is a Fellow and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. In addition, he is an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholars Program, is a member of the Steering Committee for the NIH’s Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group, and recently received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association of Professionals in Infection Prevention.
Domenic Esposito, MD,
Domenic Esposito, MD, received his Doctor of Medicine at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and did his residency at University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Esposito obtained a fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He has continued at Andrews Institute where he is currently completing a Foot & Ankle Fellowship.
Don Moxley, MA,
Don Moxley has over 30 years’ experience of improving the performance or alleviating the unnecessary suffering of humans, or teaching others how to do the same. Experienced leader, highly skilled sports scientist with over 30 years’ experience in elite sport.
Understanding the central nervous system and how to measure individual’s status led me to explore the different modalities used to adjust or "tune" the autonomic system. I'm currently exploring how cannabinoids can play a part in human performance and reducing human suffering.
My last 3 years have been focused on supporting the Ohio State University Wrestling Team. Prior experience includes working as an Asst. Professor and Coordinator of the Exercise Science program at Urbana University. Owner of Lemonade Neighborhood Fitness. Founder and CEO of ViA Performance Systems. I've worked as the Director of Sales for Polar Electro and coached at The Ohio State University. Additionally, I have directed training programs for Olympic Medalists, NCAA All-Americans, professionals, fitness clubs, and physical education programs and sports organizations across the continent.
Erik Nilssen, MD,
As founder and guiding force behind the Nilssen Ankle and Foot Center, in Pensacola Florida, Dr. Nilssen devotes his passion for service to building the most premier center in the world. In addition to his practice, he also devotes time to mentoring both Sports Medicine and Foot & Ankle Fellows through the AREI Dual Fellowship Program.
Dr. Nilssen graduated cum laude from Auburn University in 1996. He completed USF School of Medicine in 2002 then went on to achieve his orthopedic residency at McGill University in 2007. He is the only person to have completed fellowships in both Sports Medicine and Foot & Ankle at the American Sports Medicine Institute under the Direction of Dr. James R. Andrews.
Dr. Nilssen is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine. Currently, he serves as the Medical Director of Under Armour, the National Volleyball League, Multisport Performance Institute, and Athletes’ Performance Gulf Breeze. He also serves as a Team Physician for Intercollegiate Sports at Auburn University, as well as Orthopaedic Consultant for the athletic teams of West Florida University and Pensacola State Junior College. In addition, Dr. Nilssen consults for various professional teams throughout the NFL, NBA, and Olympic Sports.
Glenn Henry, MA, EMT-P,
Glenn has been involved in the Emergency Medical Services field since 1979 and in EMS education since 1985. In his 37-year career, he has worked as a street paramedic in Athens, Ga. as a Fire/EMS lieutenant and EMS educator for the Gwinnett Fire Department and as the Manager of the Neonatal and Pediatric transport program for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
While at CHOA he established the first dedicated neonatal and pediatric flight program in the State. Glenn has also been an instructor for the last 30 years at Athens Technical College, 7 years as the fulltime Program Chair for EMS & Fire Programs, and the last four years as the Dean of Life Sciences & Public Safety. He is a licensed paramedic and licensed paramedic instructor. Glenn holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning with technology.
For the last twenty years Glenn has been the lead paramedic and emergency director for the University of Georgia football program where he coordinates on field care at home and on the road with the bulldogs. Glenn holds an Associate’s Degree in Paramedicine, Bachelor’s Degree in Management, and a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning with Technology.
Jake Pfeil, MS, ATC, LAT,
Jake Pfeil is in his fourteenth year as a member of the Florida State University Sports Medicine staff. He has served as the Senior Associate Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer for Football since 2011. In this position Pfeil oversees the daily medical care of the Seminole football team, including injury and illness management, prevention, and recovery. Since his tenure began in 2011 he and his staff have assisted in the football program’s continued run of success including victories in the Champ’s (‘11), Orange (‘12, ‘16), Rose (’13), & Independence (’17) Bowls, three ACC Championships (‘12, ‘13, ‘14), 45 NFL draft picks, and the 2013 National Championship.
Pfeil earned a master’s degree in sport administration from Mississippi State University in 2002, where he was a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the football team. He is a proud Florida State alumnus, graduating in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management with an emphasis in athletic training, while also serving as a student athletic trainer with football and baseball. Pfeil was awarded summer internships with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons in 1999 and 2000, and was a seasonal assistant for the Falcons in 2002.
James Andrews, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Doctor James R. Andrews is one of the founding members of Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also co- founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) a non-profit institute dedicated to injury prevention, education and research in orthopaedic and sports medicine. Doctor Andrews continues to serve as Chairman of the Board and Medical Director of ASMI. Doctor Andrews is also a founding partner and Medical Director of the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He is President and Chairman of the Board of the Andrews Research and Education Foundation also dedicated to prevention, education and research at the Andrews Institute. He has mentored more than 314 orthopaedic/sports medicine Fellows and more than 84 primary care sports medicine Fellows who have trained under him through these Sports Medicine Fellowship Programs.
Doctor Andrews is 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. He has recently written a book, Any Given Monday, about prevention of youth sports injuries and how to prevent them for athletes, parents and coaches. The book is based on his life in sports medicine and was released in January 2013 by Simon & Schuster.
Doctor Andrews graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1963, where he was Southeastern Conference indoor and outdoor pole vault champion. He completed LSU School of Medicine in 1967 and completed his orthopaedic residency at Tulane Medical School in 1972. He had surgical fellowships in sports medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1972 with Doctor Frank McCue, III and at the University of Lyon, Lyon, France in 1972 with the late professor Albert Trillat, M.D., who is known as the Father of European Knee Surgery.
At present, Doctor Andrews serves as Medical Director and Orthopaedic Surgeon for Auburn University Intercollegiate Athletics and Senior Orthopaedic Consultant at the University of Alabama. 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 and Orthopaedic Medical Director for the Tampa Bay Rays Professional Baseball team. Doctor Andrews is also the Medical Director of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
James Bradley, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. James P. Bradley is a globally recognized American Board-Certified Orthopedic surgeon and leader in sports medicine research and treatments. An educator and innovator, he has contributed advancements in surgical techniques and patents for medical devices. Dr. Bradley continues to support sports medicine education and research currently, as a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In this position, he encourages and mentors Orthopedic Surgeons in their fellowships, imparting valuable medical knowledge, experience, and surgical techniques. His expert medical knowledge and experience has resulted in Dr. Bradley being published in 152 peer reviewed articles for medical journals, 50 medical textbook chapters, 20 chairmanships, 35 grand round presentations and 397 guest lecturer presentations.
As of 2017, Dr. Bradley has been the Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon of the Pittsburgh Steelers for 28 years. He has worked closely with the NFL and is a past president of the National Football League Physicians society. For over two decades now Dr. Bradley has played a significant role in the lives and careers of the NFL’s most spectacular players. He has treated thousands of athletes over his career and with his surgical talent they have returned to the sports they love. Given his passion for medicine and sports, he was invited to become part of the Herodicus Society and even served as president for a term. In addition to this work, he is currently Chairman of the National Football League’s Medical Research Peer Review Committee and also serves on the NFL injury and Safety Panel Committee. At a local level he also is a consultant to local high school and collegiate athletes.
Education and Medical Training
Dr. James P. Bradley graduated from Penn State University where he completed his undergraduate education. Bradley’s love for sports was cultivated in college where he served as captain of the football team. He was a standout defense back for the Penn State football team from 1971 to 1975. His efforts won him the 1975 Dapper Dan College Football award. Although he only played for them briefly, Bradley was also recruited for a trial with the NFL Cincinnati Bengals. He continued and completed his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Bradley was then accepted into the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s residency program for Orthopedic Surgery. Upon the completion of his residency, he was accepted into the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles for a Sports Medicine Fellowship. He became a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. As stated above he is currently a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Jason McVeigh, MS, PT, SCS, ATC, LAT,
Jason McVeigh has been a member of the UT Sports Medicine staff since 1999, when he was hired by Mike Rollo to join the Vols as the Director of Rehabilitation for men's athletics. He was promoted to the Director of Sports Medicine for men's athletics and Football Head Athletic Trainer in 2006, and then was named the Director of Sports Medicine for the combined men's and women's sports medicine department in 2012, while continuing his duties as Football Head Athletic Trainer. He currently serves as the Associate AD for Sports Medicine, with oversight of all sports medicine personnel.
McVeigh graduated Summa Cum Laude from UT with a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. He then went on to receive his Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer as well as a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, and is a member of both the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association. He currently serves on the Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society Ethics and Compliance Committee, and the UT Medical Center's Brain and Spine Institute's Community Advisory Committee.
McVeigh has been an invited speaker at both local and national sports medicine conferences including the past three years at Dr James Andrews's Injuries in Football conference, on topics such as exercises for the shoulder joint, brachial plexus injuries, and meniscus pathology in football players.
Jeff Allen, MEd, ATC, LAT,
Jeff Allen currently is the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer of football at the University of Alabama since 2007. Before joining University of Alabama, he has served as the Head Athletic Trainer at University of Central Florida and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Jeff Dugas, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Jeffrey R. Dugas, MD, treats all types of orthopaedic sports injuries, including injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and the sub-specialty of sports medicine.
A native of Schenectady, N.Y., Dr. Dugas graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He continued his education at Duke University School of Medicine, graduating with his medical degree in 1994. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. 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 the American Baseball Foundation (ABF) and American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI), where he conducts research and serves as director for the ASMI Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.
Dr. Dugas serves as medical director for USA Cheer, the national governing body for cheerleading, and he is on the National Concussion Task Force for the prevention of concussions in youth sports. He also works closely with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
He also participates as a team physician for Troy University, Vestavia Hills High School, Clay-Chalkville High School, Gardendale High School, Hoover High School, Spain Park 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. He has been named one of Birmingham's Best Doctors for seven consecutive years and was selected by his peers as one of the top orthopaedic surgeons in the state of Alabama.
Jerry Latimer, PhD, PT, ATC,
Originally from Atlanta, Jerry attended FSU, where he received his B.S. in Movement Science. He worked as a student trainer with the male athletes at FSU and received his Athletic Training Certification in 1990. In 1991 he received his degree in Physical Therapy.
For 5 years, Jerry was a co-owner of an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Ft. Myers. Jerry has been with TOSPT since 1997 where he served as Clinical Director for 6 years. In addition to being a part of the physical therapy team at TOSPT, he also is an adjunct professor in the Athletic Training program at FSU, is presently completing requirements for his Ph.D. degree in Physical Therapy through Nova Southeastern University.
Jerry has had advanced training in shoulder and knee rehabilitation, post surgical lumbar spine rehabilitation and industrial medicine. He has been very active in both the national and state associations of physical therapy. He is presently the Coordinator of Rehabilitation Services in the Department of Athletics at Florida State University.
Jerry enjoys windsurfing, jogging, reading and spending time with his family. He and his wife live in Tallahassee with their 5 young sons.
Jim Ellis, MD,
Dr. Jim Ellis received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, his medical degree from Louisiana State University, and completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. His experience in professional and college sports includes the NFL, NCAA basketball, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, the LPGA, World Cup Soccer, and both Summer and Winter Olympic Games. During the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, Dr. Ellis was Medical Director of the Olympic Stadium and Co-Chairman of the Olympic Medical Support Group. He recently worked as a consultant to Sochi 2014, the host city for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and also worked with Russia for their 2018 World Cup Soccer Bid. Dr. Ellis just completed his 20th year with Medical Sports Group, coordinating team medical care for the NFL at the Super Bowl. He is preparing for his 11th season as the emergency physician for the Atlanta Falcons. Dr. Ellis has given lectures nationally on emergency care of the athlete and published numerous journal articles and book chapters on Venue and Sports Medicine, including “Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletic Medicine” in the Journal of Athletic Training and the sports medicine chapter in the textbook Emergency Department Management. He has been an officer with the American College of Emergency Physicians Sports Medicine Section. Currently, Dr. Ellis serves as the Medical Director of Ambulatory Practice with the Greenville Health System, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the USC School of Medicine and faculty with the Steadman Hawkins Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is a member of the NFL Team Physicians Society.
Jim Madaleno, MS, ATC,
Jim Madaleno, currently is in his 14th year as director of sports medicine at Kentucky, his 22nd year overall with the Wildcats’ athletic training staff. He won the 2018 Chris Patrick Award awarded by the SEC Sports Medicine Committee ... The award recognizes “work ethic, loyalty, and a caring-nature to the student-athlete”. Came to UK from Valdosta State University, where he was head athletic trainer from 1989-97 and also served as assistant athletics director for sports medicine.
Began his athletic training career as a student athletic trainer at Michigan State University, where he graduated in 1980. Served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Florida State in 1980-81 and earned a master’s in the department of movement science. Jim was Valdosta State’s first full-time athletics trainer Valdosta State in 1982 with the inception of the school’s football program.
Was an assistant athletics trainer with the New York Giants in 1985 and was with the team when the Giants defeated Denver in the 1987 Super Bowl.
Joined the renowned Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic in Columbus, Ga., in 1988 and then returned to Valdosta State in 1989.
Jimmy Robinson, MD,
Dr. James Robinson was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He did his undergraduate work at L.S.U in Baton Rouge and his Medical School training at L.S.U. Medical Center in New Orleans. He then did his residency in Family Practice at the Tuscaloosa Family Practice Program in Tuscaloosa. He then went and did is Fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. After completing his training, Dr. Robinson returned to Tuscaloosa to open a private practice of Family Medicine and Sports Medicine in 1989. He has served as Team Physician for the University of Alabama since his return and has been Medical Director for DCH Sports Medicine. He is currently practicing at University Medical Center where he serves as Endowed Chair of Sports Medicine and Fellowship Director for the University of Alabama Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program where he teaches the Fellows, Residents and Medical Students. He is also the head Team Physician and Medical Director for the University of Alabama Athletic Department. In addition, Dr. Robinson serves as Medical Director for the Alabama High School Athletic Association where he oversees the health and safety of secondary school student athletes.
John Polousky, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. John Polousky is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is certified in the subspecialty of sports medicine. He is fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopedics and has completed further post-residency training in orthopedic sports medicine.
Dr. Polousky earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He then completed a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at The Children’s Hospital Colorado, a pediatric orthopedic surgery mini-fellowship in limb deformity surgery at the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital and additional training in orthopedic sports medicine at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Polousky is a former Division I collegiate athlete. He was a four-year letter winner, two-time academic all-conference and honorable mention all-conference center at Colorado State University.
Dr. Polousky is actively involved in research. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on topics in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Osteochondritis Dissecans Study Group of North America and is the chairman of the Membership Committee of that organization.
Joshua Hackel, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM, RMSK Non-Surgical Sports Medicine
Josh Hackel, M.D. is a board-certified and fellowship-trained sports medicine physician who specializes in treating musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries. His primary aim is to maximize healing and minimize recovery time, allowing for a rapid return to sport, work, and daily activities. His clinical interests include treatment of the musculoskeletal system, including ultrasound-guided, minimally-invasive procedures such as bone marrow- and adipose-derived stem cell injections; platelet-rich plasma therapies (also known as PRP); Tenex (percutaneous tenotomy) of the elbow, ankle, plantar fascia, knee, hip and shoulder; and radiofrequency ablation for chronic pain and/or arthritis of the hip and knee.
Dr. Hackel trained under world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews during his fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Alabama. Following his fellowship, Dr. Hackel was one of two physicians selected by Dr. Andrews to move to Gulf Breeze, Florida and launch the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. The Andrews Institute has experienced remarkable growth since that time and is today one of the leading multi-specialty clinics in the country.
Dr. Hackel was the first physician at the Andrews Institute to utilize stem cell therapy successfully in the treatment of soft tissue injuries and joint disorders and is an internationally-recognized expert in stem cell therapies and ultrasound-guided procedures. He is a pioneer in the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of musculoskeletal ultrasound in an orthopaedic practice, and developed one of the first musculoskeletal ultrasound continuing education courses in the country. He has been teaching fellow clinicians how to effectively use musculoskeletal ultrasound in their practices since 2009; to this day, his educational course is considered one of the best in the country by his peers.
JP Bramhall, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. J.P. Bramhall completed medical school in 1985 and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency in Fort Worth. He then served under James Andrews, M.D. in Birmingham, Alabama during his fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine before returning to Texas in 1991.
Following completion of his fellowship in 1991, Dr. Bramhall returned to Bryan/College Station, Texas to begin his practice specializing in orthopaedic surgery. In addition to private practice, Dr. Bramhall has been the Team Physician and Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Texas A&M Department of Athletics since 1991, and he has served as the Director of Sports Medicine at Texas A&M University since 2001.
Dr. Bramhall is an active member and has served on the committees of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He currently serves on the Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance Executive Council and on the Texas A&M University Lettermen’s Association Board of Directors since 2001. Dr. Bramhall has served on the AOSSM Council of Delegates. He served on the College Station Little League Board of Directors from 1995 to 1999, the Brazos Valley Sports Foundation Board of Directors from 1997 to 2001, and the Advisory Board of Compass Bank, College Station, Texas from 1998 to 2001.
Dr. Bramhall was recognized as an honorary member by the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association at their 50th annual meeting in 2004. In May 2013, he was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in Waco, Texas. He was recognized for his contributions over the past 22 years working with the 15 surrounding high schools, along with local high schools A&M Consolidated High School and Bryan High School. He is the 2014-2015 President of the Texas Society of Sports Medicine.
Kevin Christensen, MD,
Kevin Christensen, M.D., received his doctor of medicine degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and remained in San Antonio to complete his orthopedic residency. Upon completion of the sports medicine fellowship with Dr. Andrews in Gulf Breeze Florida, Dr. Christensen joined Revere Health in Provo Utah where he currently practices general orthopedics with an emphasis in sports medicine.
Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA,
Dr. Kevin Wilk has lead a distinguished career as a clinical physical therapist for the past 33 years, as a leading authority in rehabilitation of sports injuries and orthopedic lesions. He has been significant contributions to laboratory research, biomechanical research and clinical outcome studies.
Kevin Wilk has been a physical therapist, researcher and educator for over 32 years. Kevin is currently Associate Clinical Director for Champion Sports Medicine (a Select Medical 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 the Rehabilitation Consultant for the Tampa Bay Rays’ Baseball Team, and has worked with the Rays for 18 years. Kevin has worked with professional baseball for 29 years, and with the Rays since the organization started. 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 170 journal articles, over 115 book chapters and has lectured at over 900 professional and scientific meetings. Kevin is on the review boards of 9 journals. Dr Wilk has received numerous professional awards. In 2012, was inducted into the Sports Section Blackburn Hall of Fame. Later that same year he was awarded the APTA Catherine Worthingham Fellowship – the highest honor given to an APTA member. Kevin stated he was humbled & tremendously honored to receive these two prestigious recognitions. 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 was an Honored Professor at several Universities and has given Grand Rounds at numerous medical facilities and has lectured internationally. He has edited 9 textbooks, The Athletes’ Shoulder (2nd Edition), Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete (3rd Ed.), Injuries in Baseball, Sports Medicine of Baseball, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation(2nd Ed.) Handbook of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (2nd Ed.), and The Orthopaedic Toolbox (2nd Ed. ). The Use of Aquatic in Orthopeadics & Sports Medicine Rehabilitation & Physical Conditioning.
Lovie Tabron, MS, LAT, ATC,
Lovie Tabron joined the University of Georgia Athletic Association as Behavioral Medicine Coordinator in July of 2017. Her primary responsibilities include preventative programming, staff/student-athlete education, immediate care, management, treatment and rehabilitation coordination of behavioral medicine illnesses. Tabron is one of few ATs fully dedicated to behavioral medicine in the NCAA. As an advocate for the AT profession she currently sits as D9 representative on the National ATs Care committee and chair of the SEATA ATs Care committee.
Prior to arriving at UGA she was Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. The Wilson, North Carolina native completed her undergraduate studies at East Carolina University, where she received her bachelor of science in Athletic Training in 2010. Tabron completed her graduate studies in 2014 at California University at Pennsylvania receiving a Master of Science in Exercise Science & Health Promotion with a Sports Psychology concentration. She arrived at Southern by way of North Carolina A&T State University, where she worked as an athletic trainer with the track and field program for 4 years.
Mike Goodlett, MD, FAAFP,
Michael Goodlett, MD, FAAFP, received his medical degree at University of South Alabama, College of Medicine and completed his residency at University of Alabama-Birmingham, Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Goodlett currently is the Team Physician for Auburn University since 1993. He also is Sports Medicine Chair of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn and Special Assistant to the President for Medical Education, at Auburn University.
Mike Kordecki, DPT, SCS, ATC,
Mike Kordecki, DPT, SCSW, ATC, is the owner of Praxis Physical Therapy and Human Performance since November 2004.
Dr. Kordecki has given a number of lectures on Rehabilitation of low back injuries in athletes as well as lectures covering shoulder, knee, and management of cervical spine injuries in sports. In addition, he is the co-author of a book chapter for the AAOSM entitled “Conservative and Post-Operative Management of Spine Injuries in Athletes”. Dr. Kordecki lectures for the Andrews Institute “Injuries in Football” conference held each year in Florida. He is also a featured speaker in an on-line continuing education course entitled “Rehabilitation of Low Back Injuries in Athletes” available from the Andrews Institute.
Paul Silvestri, MS, ATC, LAT,
Paul Silvestri is currently the Associate Director of Sports Health and Head Athletic Trainer for football at University of Florida since 2013. Before his time in Gainesville, he worked as the head athletic trainer for football at University of Utah, assistant athletic trainer for University of Kentucky, and head athletic trainer for Florida Atlantic University.
Pete Indelicato, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Indelicato has been a long time thought leader in Sports Medicine. He has served as the 40th president of the AOSSM in July, 2011 and oversaw the Society’s annual meeting that year in Baltimore, Md. He has recently retired as Emeritus Professor of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Florida and has served as the Head Team Physician of the Florida Gators for 35 years. He also was the Wayne Huizenga Professor of Sports Medicine at the university for more than 20 years.
He recently has served as Chair of the Commercial Relations Committee for the AOSSM as well as Chair of the Team Physicians Committee of that society. He has been awarded the SEC Team Physician of the Year and many other national recognition awards. Dr. Indelicato has authored over 60 articles on the anterior cruiciate ligament (ACL) and his main area of research has been focused on allograft tissues as a graft choice in knee reconstruction. He has been invited to give more than 400 lectures nationally/internationally as well as co-authored more than 10 book chapters. His international speaking invitations have included the following cities: Hong Kong, Bangkok, Iceland, Paris, Lyon, Innsbruck, Munich, Salzburg, Buenos Aires, Vera Cruz, Barcelona, Rome, Messina, Florence and Venice, Jukarta, Surabaya, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
Dr Indelicato did his orthopedic residency at New York University ( 1971-1974 ) and did his post-graduate fellowship training at KJOC in Los Angeles before being named chief of Sports Medicine Service at the University of Florida. Besides taking care of professional athletes in New York and Los Angeles, he has also been the associate team physician for the Miami Dolphins from 1988-1994. He was awarded that Medal of Honor from New York Medical College in 2007, the Dr. Robert Cade Sports Medicine Person of the Year in 2008, and has been an honorary member for the NATA since 1991. Most recently, he has been awarded the Robert E. Leach Sports Medicine Leadership Award ( formerly, Mr Sports Medicine ) by the AOSSM in recognition and appreciation for his outstanding and meritorious service to Sports Medicine throughout the world and has recently been nominated for the Jack Wheatly Award for his lifetime support and contributions to the NATA.
Richard Kent, PhD,
Dr. Richard Kent is a Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia and Deputy Director of the UVA Center for Applied Biomechanics. Over the course of his 20-year career, Dr. Kent has published over 200 articles on the biomechanics of injury and the design and assessment of injury prevention countermeasures. His research interests include experimental design and the development of test and analysis methods for relating mechanical loads to injury risk, and the use of that knowledge to improve the effectiveness of safety equipment.
Dr. Kent has consulted to the NFL Player Health & Safety Committees since 2008. His background as an international expert in automotive crash injury prevention has informed the league’s research to improve assessment tools for sports injury protection equipment. Dr. Kent chaired the NFL Taskforce on the Development of Recommended Practices for Gameday Fields and has led the development of assessment methods for NFL shoulder pads, thigh pads, knee pads, and footwear, in addition to his ongoing work with the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee.
Dr. Kent is a past Director and now Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and a member of the Stapp Advisory Committee.
Roger Ostrander, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Roger Ostrander, MD is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He treats musculoskeletal conditions resulting from injury, overuse and arthritis, and specializes in arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgical techniques, which reduce post-operative recovery time and allow for an earlier return to work and play. Additionally, he holds a certification in articular cartilage implantation and repair in the knee.
A native of Watertown, Connecticut, Dr. Ostrander graduated Cum Laude from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Following his undergraduate work, Dr. Ostrander continued his education at Boston University School of Medicine, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctor of Medicine and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He went on to complete a Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery and a Musculoskeletal Research Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Ostrander completed his formal education with a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute under the tutelage of renowned orthopaedic surgeons Drs. James Andrews and William Clancy. The Fellowship provided Dr. Ostrander with an immersive experience in operative and non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in professional and collegiate athletes. His team physician experience included coverage of Auburn University football and athletics, Birmingham Barons AA baseball, and Tampa Bay Rays spring training.
Following his Fellowship, Dr. Ostrander was the first physician invited to Gulf Breeze, Florida to help develop the Andrews Institute, where he founded the Andrews Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center. He treats professional and collegiate athletes and is the team physician for the University of West Florida and West Florida High School. He is a former Medical Director for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Double-A baseball team and served as the team physician for the United States National Indoor Lacrosse Team during the 2007 World Championships. In addition to his practice, Dr. Ostrander serves as the Associate Fellowship Director of the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship at the Andrews Institute and conducts research through the Andrews Research and Education Foundation. He has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, presented his research at national and regional meetings and has received a number of awards related to his research and academic pursuits. He has served as the Chief of Surgery at Gulf Breeze Hospital and holds academic appointments at the University of West Florida, the Florida State College of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.
Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NRAEMT, CSCS,
Ron Courson has served as Director of Sports Medicine with the University of Georgia Athletic Association since 1995. He previously served as Director of Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama from 1991-1995 and Director of Rehabilitation with Samford University from 1989-1991. Courson received his undergraduate degree in education/physical education from Samford University, performed two years of graduate work at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgia with a degree in physical therapy. Courson is a national registered advanced emergency medical technician as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Courson has been involved in many athletic training activities including work as an athletic trainer with the U.S. Olympic Team at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea; 1990 Goodwill Games; 1987 World University Games, 1987 Pan American Games and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. He served as the chief athletic trainer for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials as well as the chief athletic trainer for track and field for the Atlanta Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games (ACOG).
Courson serves as an adjunct instructor in the department of kinesiology at the University of Georgia, teaching in the nationally accredited athletic training education program. He is active in research and education in the field of sports medicine, having authored a textbook, "Athletic Training Emergency Care", a number of professional papers and text chapters and presents frequently at regional and national sports medicine meetings.
Steve Jordan, MD,
Steve E. Jordan, MD is an Orthopeadic Sports Medicine Physician, at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL. Prior to joining the Institute in 2015, he was in private practice in Tallahassee, FL, where he served as a team physician for Florida State University Football and Baseball for 25 years. He received his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine in Charleston, SC, and then completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Florida in Jacksonville. After residency, he served in the US Navy as chairman of Sports Medicine at the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, RI.
Between his Naval service and private practice, Dr. Jordan trained under Dr. Frank Jobe at the Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, completing a Fellowship in Sports Medicine.
He now enjoys treating athletes of all ages with shoulder, elbow, and knee injuries, as well as teaching and participating in clinical outcomes research with the Andrews Research & Education Foundation.
Tyler Optiz, DPT, SCS, CSCS,
Tyler Opitz is a board certified sports specialist, certified strength and
conditioning specialist, and a Physical therapist at the Andrews Institute-Rehabilitation in Gulf Breeze, FL. He specializes in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation, specifically of the upper and lower extremities and rehabilitation
Tyler has presented at national conferences on rehabilitation with the use of stem
cells and PRP, is the lead research physical therapist for several studies involving
blood flow restriction, stem cells and chondrogenesis in the knee, and has reformed,
integrated, co-authored, and developed multiple protocols and return to play
criteria's for athletes.
Tyler studied at the University of Montana for physical therapy after playing 4
years of collegiate baseball and serving as a pitching coach after playing. He has
training in blood flow restrictions, SFMA, FMS, Graston Techniques, and works
closely with several universities and professional teams consulting on treatment
strategies and athlete safety.