Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Speaker Set - BSMPG 2015
Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Canadian Sport Institute-Calgary and the Director of Sport Science and Sport Medicine for Alpine Canada
Lecture: ACL injury / Re-injury prevention in Elite Alpine Ski Racers - It’s Not All Downhill
MIKE DAVIS, PT, DPT
Lecture Topic: Bridging the Gap Between Rehab and High Performance
Lab Topic: Using Micromovements to Manipulate Massive Movements
Dr. Mike Davis DPT, best known as "Dr. Mike" is an acclaimed professional in the worlds of physical therapy, sports training, and wellness. With a deep and genuine commitment to see his clients reach optimum physical competence, Dr. Mike is best known for his wealth of knowledge, attention to detail, and caring approach.
Dr. Mike received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2003. Since his time at Temple, Dr. Mike has continued his education and has achieved the following:
*Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Certified Practitioner
*Certified Active Release Technique (ART) Full Body and Long Tract Practitioner
*Certified Intramuscular Therapy/Transdermal Needling/Dry Needling Practitioner
*Certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Practitioner
A former NCAA and avid strength athlete, Dr. Mike has extensive experience ranging from sub acute neurology to elite sports performance. Some of his clientele include the Baltimore Ravens (2013 Super Bowl Champions), Washington Redskins, US Women's Soccer (National Team), International Professional Women's Basketball Players, professional combat athletes and elite military personnel (Special Ops). In addition, Dr. Mike served as a medical consultant to the Chinese Olympic Committee for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia (short-track speed skating).
In his spare time, Dr. Mike enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, exploring human movement and learning new things.
ALAN GRUVER, PT, ATC, PRC, CSCS
Topic: Restoring Recipirocal Performance in the Patterned Baseball Athlete
Workshop: Athlete Evaluation / Demonstration
Allen received his Athletic Trainer’s certification and Strength and Conditioning Certification from the University of Upper Iowa in 2000. He then received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the Elon University in North Carolina. While at Elon University he was honored with the “Excellence in Clinical Research Award” for his work on pelvic and hip dysfunction. In 2006, Allen earned the designation of the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptation, asymmetrical patterns, and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscle on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute. He is currently faculty with the Postural Restoration Institute and has an affiliate course for the integration of PRI and baseball. Allen has extensive experience lecturing to hundreds of physicians and other care professionals across the country on in-depth biomechanics assessment and advanced treatments utilizing and integrated functional manual and non-manual approach. Allen is the owner of Foothills Sports Medicine in Gilbert, AZ where he works and specializes with the rehab of professional and amateur athletes of all sports. Allen has worked and consulted for The University of Arizona, Arizona Diamondbacks, Stanford University, Denver Broncos, several NCAA athletes, Olympic Swimmers/Track and Field, MLB professionals and teams, PGA, European PGA, LPGA and Web.com tour professionals.
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Allen Gruver for the past 7 years. He has become a great friend and colleague as well as an invaluable resource and mentor for me over the years. Whether it's a PGA golfer, a MLB player, or a weekend warrior, his ability to take complex cases and presentations and communicate them into a simple and easy to understand evaluation process with corresponding action steps all while getting great results is second to none."
- Neil Rampe, Arizona Diamondbacks
Lecture: Global Treatment Approach of the Shoulder
** This will be a practical session: Overview of treatment methodology to be holistic and integrative of global factors affecting the shoulder complex.
Sam Gibbs is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Athletic Therapist and has served on the boards of the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association, the Canadian Sports Massage Therapy Association, the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners and the Canadian Federation of Osteopaths. He is currently completing a Masters degree in Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition.
Sam routinely works with athletes, both professional and amateur, and has been a member of many national medical teams for a number of major international competitions including: Goodwill Games, Pan-Am Games and World University Games. He worked with the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club as an Athletic Therapist and has been a Head Therapist with the Canadian Men's National Basketball Program for the past 20 years. In 2010, Sam joined the Canadian medical team at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC. He served as the Assistant Chief Therapist for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, and has been named Chief Therapist for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada.
While Sam is a seasoned sports therapist, he also works with non-athletic clients including women, men and children. He consults with cases ranging from musculoskeletal complaints to anxiety/depression, weight management, hormonal imbalances, neurological issues and digestive disorders. Sam's professional interests include areas of neurology, neuroimmunology and management of complex pain syndromes.