Current Role Working With The Athletic Population
I am a head coach for Big Dawgs working primarily with athletes across the world interested in recovering from an injury and returning to competing in CrossFit or Olympic Weightlifting, and work with athletes interested in transitioning out of competing into having a sustainable, healthy, long term program.
I also consult with multiple local high school athletic training departments for their concussion management programs, pre-season screenings, and assist in creating strength and conditioning programs.
I treat part time at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists in North Austin, and teach locally for the TexPTs and EIM sport and orthopaedic programs and teach CEUs locally for exercise selection for the functional fitness athlete, concussion management, motor control, and management of the complex patient.
I believe in an ecclectic approach, meeting the individual where they are starting from, and inspiring and empowering them to have lifelong quality movement. Although I have an extensive tool box, I believe that each patient has their own journey and my role is to be on that journey with them, which means not all clients need every tool in the kit.
I grew up a multiple sport athlete, including: basketball, volleyball, track (sprints, long and triple jump), cross country, soccer, tennis, and karate. After an ACL injury when I was 15 I focused only on cross country and soccer. I played 4 years as a starting defender at University of the Incarnate Word, and a brief stint of semi-pro soccer prior to starting my Physical Therapy Doctorate. After completing my DPT I began to compete in CrossFit in 2009, and since compete in 6 Regionals (2010 they weren't called that) and the 2010 CrossFit Games. Throughout my CrossFit career I also competed in Olympic Weightlifting, and held the state record for the Snatch, Clean and Jerk, and Total until 2016 when I took some time off due to clinician burn out. Currently I'm training again to qualify for World's as a Master's Athlete.
Academic Background and Professional Training
Bachelor of Science from University of the Incarnate Word, 2003
Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Regis University, 2006
ASTYM Certified 2010
ABPTS Orthopaedic Certified Specialist, 2010
EIM Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship, 2010
ABPTS Sports Certified Specialist, 2014
Master of Science in Kinesiology, AT Still 2019
Doctorate of Science - starting January 2020
RockTape FMT L1 and FMT L2
FMS, Y-Balance Test, SFMA, FCS, Screening and Assessing Breathing
IAMT Cert TDN
ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist
Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist
OPEX CCP L-1
Functional Range Conditioning, cFRCm
Certified Therapeutic Pain Specialist
Precision Nutrition, L1
USAW Sports Performance L1
Owen's Recovery Science - Blood Flow Restriction Training
DNS, Exercise L1
Movement and Mobility
Underground Strength Coach
Evidence in Motion, Teaching Assistant, 2009-2010
RockTape FMT L1 and FMT L2, 2014
Select Medical Orthopaedic Residency - Lead Faculty for Central Texas, 2014-2018
Lead Faculty for Hawkgrips - 2016-present
University of the Incarnate Word - Associate Faculty, 2018
University of St. Augustine - Contributing Faculty, 2018-present
Evidence in Motion, Lead Faculty, 2018-present