Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Speaker Set - BSMPG 2014




Neil Rampe  BSMPGNeil Rampe



Arizona Diamondbacks

Lecture Topic: Addressing the "Over-Extended" Athlete






Neil Rampe is currently in his sixth year as the Manual Therapist for Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks. Neil’s education includes an AA in Personal Training as well as BS in Athletic Training and Physical Education with an emphasis in Strength & Conditioining from the University of Findlay. He went on to receive his M.Ed. in Applied Kinesiology with a Sport and Exercise Science emphasis from the University of Minnesota where he served as a strength & conditioning coach in the golden gopher athletic department. Neil then served as a certified athletic trainer at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine in Boulder, CO. Neil then spent five years at The University of Arizona where he served as the Associate Dierctor, Performance Enhancement. Neil is a Certified Athletic Trainer through the NATABOC, a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, a Licensed Massage Therapist through the AMTA and NCBTMB. Neil is also a Certified Active Release Techniques provider, Functional Range Release provider and has received his Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist advanced specializations through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Neil is also a C level DNS practitioner the The Prague School of Rehabilitation and a PRT (Postural Restoration Trained) through The Postural Restoration Institute. Over the past 14 years Neil has had the opportunity to consult and work with a number of elite athletes at the high school collegiate, olympic and professional ranks in the areas of rehabilitation, therapy and performance enhancement.


Gerry  Gerry Ramogida



Chiropractor and Performance Therapist





Topic: Mechanics and Manual Therapy, Influences on Performance

Workshop: Micro-movement dictates Macro-movements (Practical from previous lecture)


Dr. Gerry Ramogida is an internationally recognized chiropractor and performance therapist. He has served on many Canadian national teams and across a wide range of sports from football, soccer, ice hockey and athletics. Dr. Ramogida has been a chiropractic consultant with the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL since 2002. He was also brought on by the UK Athletics team as “their Lead” Performance Therapist for the 2012 London Olympics where they won six medals including four gold medals. He has been a practicing chiropractor since 1997 and has worked with dozens of high-profile professional and Olympic athletes. His research interests include how manual therapy influences performance and motor learning, particularly as it relates to the teaching and acquisition of sprint technique and speed development.

Evans Landon 


The University of Iowa





Topic: Applied Nutrition and Hormone Optimization



Landon is in his second year with University of Iowa Olympic strength & conditioning staff.  

He also serves as the nutrition coordinator for the teams served by the strength & conditioning department in Olympic Sports. His primary sports are Softball, Men's Sprinters, Throwers and Women's Cross Country Prior to joining the Iowa staff, Evans has been the Director of Sports Nutrition and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Illinois State for the past two years.  He served as the Director of Athletic Development at the Performance Training Center in Beaverton, OR from June 2008– August 2009 and as Associate Director of Strength & Conditioning at Illinois State from January 2005 – May 2008. While a student, he worked in strength & conditioning at Iowa State and Central College.  

Evans received a bachelor's of Science in Health & Human Performance from Iowa State in 2005, a master's of Science in Kinesiology and Recreation from Illinois State in 2007 and DPD Concentration in Family & Consumer Sciences, with emphasis on food, nutrition and dietetics from Illinois State 2011.  He recently completed a dietetic Internship at Utah State as well.

Landon has also worked with a number of professional athletes who previously or currently compete in the NFL, CFL, AFL, NBA, WNBA, NPF and the Olympics.

He is a Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified though the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, as well as a USAW Level 1 Club Coach from USA Weightlifting. He is CPR/AED certified.

Landon resides with his wife, Stephanie, and daughter, Calyn in Coralville, IA.

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