Duane Button, PhD
St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada
Dr. Button completed his bachelor and master degrees from the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). Following his masters, Dr. Button received a Ph.D. in 2008 from the Spinal Cord Research center, Department of Physiology, University of Manitoba. Currently Dr. Button is an assistant professor at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University. Dr. Button has over 30 peer-reviewed publications on how the nervous system responds to acute and chronic activity or lack thereof. He also has extensive experience in personal training and fitness testing. He is a course facilitator for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Exercise Physiologist and Certified Personal Trainer certification programs.
Juan Carlos Colado
Professor and Degree Coordinator
Department of Physical Education and Sports
University of Valencia
Dr. Colado received his PhD in Physical Education and Sport. He has been given a professional award by the Spanish Fitness Industry. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Physical Education and Sport, Director of the Research Group in Sport and Health at the University of Valencia (Spain). Dr. Colado is an international presenter and master trainer of teachers and professionals since 1998. He has authored several books and scientific articles about physical conditioning and is a scientific reviewer of international journals. He continues to be a scientific and technical advisor in leading companies in the field of physical conditioning equipment for fitness and wellness.
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.
, PhD, NCTMB
Professor of Physical Education and Massage Therapy and Program Coordinator
De Anza College
Dr. Forman has been a professor of Physical Education at De Anza College in Cupertino, Ca. for 34 years and Massage Therapy Program Coordinator for the past 20 years. He 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. He is a popular speaker and an author, his most recent book "Managing Physical Stress with Therapeutic Massage" Cengage 2007. He is currently researching one aspect of Active Muscle Therapy- the effects on strength and flexibility achieved when light eccentric resistance is combined with deep stripping massage.
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.
Andre Labbe, PT, MOMT
Director of Clinical Services
A&K Physical Therapy
New Orleans, Louisiana
Andre is a owner & physical therapist at 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
University of Nevada
Dr. Sanders is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist/Certified
Diabetes Educator, Wellness and Weight Management Clinic, and Adjunct
Professor, in Family Medicine and the School of Community Health Sciences,
University of Nevada, Reno; Associate editor, ACSM's Health & Fitness
Journal; Contributing editor, Journal on Active Aging; Director,
WaterFit ®/Golden Waves®; Advisory board member, International Council on
Active Aging (ICAA); Director of Education, Mizuno, Japan; Scientific
Advisory/Research team member, Thera-Band. Internationally, she teaches courses
in health, fitness & wellness and conducts research about the effects of
land and water exercise for health. Published studies include those conducted
collaboratively in Spain, Germany, Taiwan, and Japan.
Robert Topp, PhD, RN
Professor & Assistant Dean for Research
College of Nursing, Marquette University
Dr. Topp is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Marquette University College 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 90 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
Clinical Research Associate
Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine & Athletic Trauma
New York, NY
Tim is physical therapist in private practice in New York. He is also a 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,
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