Dr. Alexander is an associate professor of kinesiology at Penn State University. Her research is in the area of human thermoregulation and the neurovascular control mechanisms regulating skin blood flow with primary human aging, essential hypertension, and atherosclerotic vascular disease. In her current studies Dr. Alexander uses in vivo and in vitro approaches to study the effects of vascular pathology on microvascular function in humans. She has contributed to the literature in this area with recent publications in The Journal of Physiology, The American Journal of Physiology, The Journal of Applied Physiology, and Hypertension. She currently has funding from the NIH and Dairy Management Inc.
Todd S. Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS
Dr. Ellenbecker is a physical therapist and National Director of Clinical Research for Physiotherapy Associates. In addition to being Senior Director of Medical Services for the ATP World Tour, he is a certified USPTA tennis teaching professional, and is Chairman of the USTA National Sport Science Committee. He has received several professional awards, including the NSCA Sports Medicine Professional of the Year, as well as the Ron Peyton award and the Turner Blackburn Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Section. He is a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and Sports Health. He has conducted and published research primarily on upper extremity athletes, as well as shoulder and elbow rehabilitation.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 and overhead athletes. He is the author of several books as well. Ellenbecker lives in Scottsdale Arizona with his wife Gail.
Jeff Forman, PhD, BCTMB
Dr. Forman received his B.S. in Physical Education and M.Ed. in Adapted Physical Education/Corrective Therapy from Springfield College Springfield Massachusetts. His Ph.D. in Human Behavior was from USIU San Diego. Now retired as professor and massage program
coordinator at De Anza College, he continues his career as a speaker, author,
consultant, expert witness and massage therapy researcher. He is a board member of the California Massage Therapy Council and an appointee to the graduate faculty of Wichita State
University’s Department of Human Performance Studies.
Jay Greenstein, DC
Sport & Spine Rehab
Fort Washington, Maryland
Dr. Greenstein is the CEO of the Sport and Spine Companies, a multi-location, multi-disciplinary, evidenced-based practice in the Washington DC Metro region. He is also the President and Founder of the Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation, a 501-c3 dedicated to high quality, clinical research. He serves on the CCGPP as the Vice Chair and represents CCGPP on the Chiropractic Summit and the Government Relations Committee. He is also the past Public Relations Chairman for the Virginia Chiropractic Association, and is the past Insurance Chairman for the Maryland and Virginia Chiropractic Associations. He was Chiropractor of the Year in 2010 for both state associations. His experience provides him with unique insight as he consults on the importance of evidenced-based care, presenting the right message to the public and ensuring optimal and efficient operations to effect expedient payment for services. In addition to taking post graduate courses at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business Schools, he is trained as a Green Belt in Six Sigma Quality Assurance Management. Dr. Greenstein sits on multiple community and business advisory boards in healthcare, banking and information technology.
Barb Hoogenboom, EdD, PT, SCS, ATC
Grand Valley State University
Dr. Hoogenboom is a professor and an associate program chair at Grand Valley State University, in the
Department of Physical Therapy. She began her education in physical therapy
receiving a certificate from Cleveland State University, then a Masters Degree
in Health Sciences from Grand Valley State University, and a Doctorate in
Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. She was one of the
first Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialists in West Michigan in 1993, and
has since been recertified twice by the ABPTS, most recently in 2013. She has
been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1988. She maintains a clinical practice
with Advent Rehabilitation, at GRSports Center, an outpatient clinic in Grand
Rapids, MI. Barb is a member of the American Physical Therapy
Association and a member of the Sports Physical Therapy Section, where she has
been honored with the sections highest award, The Ron Peyton Award, and is also
a member of the Turner A. Blackburn Sports Physical Therapy Hall of Fame. She
is a member of the Female Athlete Triad Coalition, and The Orthopedic Society
for Sports Medicine. Barb enjoys clinical research, and has authored many research and
clinical commentary articles on the female athlete, nutrition, functional
movement, and movement analysis. She has contributed to 10 textbooks and 5 Home
Study Courses on various musculoskeletal topics. She is the editor of the
therapeutic exercise textbook entitled "Therapeutic Exercise: Techniques for Intervention" the third
edition of which was released in 2014.She is also the Senior Associate Editor for The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.
Andre Labbe, PT, MOMT
Owner and Clinician
Total Package Performance LLC
New Orleans, Louisiana
Andre is a owner & physical therapist at Total Package Performance LLC in New Orleans. He also co-owns A&K Physical Therapy. He is active in clinical practice and research. His current research interests include elastic resistance dosing and surface electromyography. He is an instructor for the Thera-Band Academy, and has lectured around the world.
Michael Rogers, PhD, CSCS, FASCM
Department Chair and Professor
Dept. of Human Performance Studies
Wichita State University, Kansas
Dr. Rogers is a professor of exercise science, the chair of the department of human performance studies, and research director for the Center for Physical Activity and Aging at Wichita State University. His research focuses on developing evidence-based programs to improve balance, strength, and function in older adults. He is regularly invited to present on these programs in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is a fellow of the ACSM and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Mary Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP, CDE
Clinical Exercise Physiologist & Adjunct Professor
University of Nevada
Dr. Sanders is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist & Certified Diabetes Educator, for the Division of Endocrinology and Wellness and Weight Management Clinic, School of Medicine and an adjunct professor in the School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno. She serves as a contributing editor, Journal on Active Aging and an Advisory Board member, International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). Her work includes Director, of WaterFit ®/Golden Waves® , and Director of Education for Mizuno, Japan and the Aerobic Fitness & Health Association, Taiwan. Her research focuses on developing evidence-based land and water exercise programs for health, fitness and wellness. Published studies include those conducted collaboratively in Spain, Germany, Taiwan, and Japan. She is a fellow of the ACSM.
Gregory Stewart, MD
Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
Dr. Stewart, co-director of the Sports Medicine Program, is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has been involved in various aspects of sports medicine for more than twenty years. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the Tulane University School of Medicine. He is an Advisory Member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association and the Louisiana Athletic Trainer's Association. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Stewart currently serves as a Team Physician for the Tulane Department of Athletics. He is the Director of Sports Medicine for St. Charles and Plaquemines Parishes. He was invited to assist in the first Combine of the World League of American Football and arranged physician coverage for the Tenth National Veterans Wheelchair Games in New Orleans. He served as the Team Physician for the New Orleans Night Arena Football Team and participated as a member of the Medical Staff in the 1991 United States Olympic Track and Field Trials in New Orleans. He is the current Director of Education for the Louisiana Sports Medicine Society and sits on the Sports Medicine Committee of the Louisiana State Medical Society.
Robert Topp PhD, RN
Patricia A Chin Nursing Research Endowed Professor
Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science and Beyster Institute for Nursing Research
University of San Diego
Dr. Topp is a Professor at the University of San Diego School of Nursing. Dr Topp has conducted extramurally funded research for the past 25 years which has examined the impact of various forms of exercise including resistance training on the health and functioning of older adults. His findings are widely published, presented and include over 100 papers published in scientific journals and over 200 presentations presented at regional, national and international conferences. His current programs of research involve examining the effect of prehabilitation before surgery on rehabilitation among total knee replacement patients. Another ongoing research project involves comparing cryotherapy (application of ice) with menthol gel on blood flow, pain and muscle performance among healthy young adults. A final ongoing project Dr Topp in conducting involves improving the nutrition and physical activity habits of incoming college freshman through peer-based interventions.
Timothy Tyler, MS, PT, ATC
Owner and Clinician
Tim is physical therapist in private practice in New York. He is also a Clinical Research Associate at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma at Lenox Hill Hospital. His research interests include developing new objective measurements and evidence based rehabilitation guidelines. He has been published in several journals and texts.
Michael Voight PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, TPI-3, FAPTA
Belmont University School of Physical Therapy
Dr. Voight has been both an educator and clinical physical therapist for over 25 years. Presently, Dr. Voight is a tenured professor with Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy in Nashville TN. Dr. Voight has served as a Team Physical Therapist in the NFL and NBA. In addition, he has consulted with various teams in MLB, NHL and the MLS. He has worked at the Olympic Training Center, Olympic Festivals, Pan Am Games, Olympic Games, as well as with many noted golf PGA Tour Professionals. Dr. Voight has lectured extensively at various conferences, symposiums, and congresses both nationally and internationally having given over 700 professional presentations on a variety of orthopedic and sports medicine topics. Dr. Voight actively resides on the editorial boards of several different journals. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. He has authored over 75 papers, textbook chapters on various topics, and has written three textbooks on functional exercise. He has won serveral professional awards, including the Distinguished Educator Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Section, the inaugural SPTS Lifetime Excellence in Education award, and the SPTS distinguished service award, Ron Peyton Award, and Presidents Award for his dedication to service. In 2010, Dr. Voight was selected into the SPTS Hall of Fame for a lifetime of excellence in sports physical therapy. His many accomplishments were again validated in 2011 when the American Physical Therapy Association presented Dr. Voight with their highest honor, naming him a Fellow of the APTA. He remains extremely active in patient care, education, and research activities.
Leo Y.L. Wang, PT, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor, Associate Director
Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine of Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University
Dr. Wang is Professor and the Head of Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine in The Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University. Currently, he is the Chair of China's Expert Committee of Internationalized Education for Physical Therapy, and also the Chair of China's Board of Accreditation and Examination for Physical Therapists. He is the Director of Physiotherapy SG in Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine. He obtained his undergraduate degree in sports rehabilitation from Shanghai Sports University and received his master of public health from Sun Yat-sen University. He graduated from the Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for his PhD degree focused on the mechanisms of pain under the mental stress and physical stress. He has had more than 19 years of clinical experience in the management of musculoskeletal disorder and sports injuries. He has extensive skills on therapeutic exercises and mobilization, manipulation and massage based on clinical thinking and evidence based-practice. He obtained the Teaching Awards 6 times during these years in his university. Leo promotes the entry-level education standards of WCPT on physical therapy in China. His research interests include sports physiotherapy, QOL, epidemiological study in musculoskeletal disorders and teaching management. Leo has been invited to be the speaker in the different conferences, workshops, symposiums, and other academic events (more than 30 activities each year) in China and oversea each year.