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Rehab 2 Performance is a non-profit organization that was founded to not only endorse and expand the principles of The Functional Approach, but in an effort to bring together forward-thinking, progressive professionals in a multifaceted environment that promotes health, wellness and activity. The Functional Approach focuses on evidence-based training and healthcare and acts as the framework for making decisions based on indivial patient or client needs. Professionals are encouraged to manage patients and athletes in a biopsychosocial context, which includes approaching patients and clients with a teamwork perspective. The biopsychosocial approach incorporates movement, nutrition and recovery together as a dynamic rehabilitation.
What type of professionals are members of Rehab 2 Performance?
Leaders in the fields of rehabilitation, physical medicine, and performance who are educating and collaborating with a common goal of improving the lives of the people we serve.
We are the "anti-camp," a group of open-minded health and fitness professionals who want to bridge the gaps between rehab and performance by integrating principles that span different disciplines in the way we learn, practice, and share information to allow for more patient- and client-centered interventions.
More than 70 experts from a wide range of disciplines contributed to the development of the fact base and this framework. R2P is the first new champion member since Designed to Move's inception. We join Nike, Inc., the American College of Sports Medicine, governments from around the world and other leaders that are working to resolve the issue of the "inactivity crisis."
Just a few generations ago, physical activity was an integral part of daily life. In the name of progress, we've now diminished it so thoroughly that physical inactivity seems normal.
Statistics show that in less than two generations, physical activity has dropped by 20% in the U.K. and 32% in the U.S. In China, physical activity has decreased at a staggering 45% in less than one generation. That's why R2P stands with Designed to Move in an effort to increase education and promote change.
Learn more at Designed to Move's website and help insipre the next generation to get active!
Rehab 2 Performance members vow to adhere to the basic principles that the organization was founded on, which includes:
Additional Core Principles for Clinical Members
MaryAnne Harrington, DC, MS, is a Logan College of Chiropractic graduate who co-owns Maximum Performance Chiropractic in Costa Mesa, CA. She is active in the SoCal R2P community and teaches functional movement and anatomy courses at local workshops and yoga teacher trainings.
Dr. Beau Beard was raised in small town middle America, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing a variety of sports. This is also where his chiropractic path began. He suffered a femur fracture in middle school requiring surgery, and was told he would never play sports again. With proper rehabilitation and a phenomenal chiropractor he was back to playing multiple sports within a year. This is what sparked Dr. Beard’s passion for manual medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Beard attended Southern Illinois University where he obtained a business degree in 2006. After his undergraduate education Dr. Beard lived and worked in Florida, Colorado and Alaska before attending Logan College of Chiropractic, where he graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic as well his Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. Dr. Beard has worked intimately with athletes of all levels and all sports. He has worked with the University of Missouri, Bradley University, Lindenwood University and Samford University, and has served as assistant medical director of several trail and road races. He has extensive training in chiropractic adjusting, myofascial release, kinesio taping, sports rehabilitation, exercise prescription, athlete assessment and sport specific development.
Dr. Beard lives an active lifestyle, which he fills with, trail running, golfing, snow skiing, travel and photography, he shares all of these activities with his wife Dr. Sloan Beard. He lives his life by these tenets; move well, eat clean, rest adequately, love passionately and live boldly.
Jeff is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Athletic Trainer and been working in orthopedics and sports medicine for 15 years. He is the owner of Evolution Physical Therapy, a cash based practice in Scottsdale, AZ which specializes in orthopedic and athletic injuries as well as chronic spine and pelvic pain.
Dr. Wideman believes in a patient centered active approach to musculoskeletal health care. He spent the last three years in an apprenticeship at LA Sports and Spine under the guidance of Dr. Craig Liebenson honing his skill in patient management, assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Another aspect of the apprenticeship was being able to assist Dr. Liebenson with many of his workshops and seminars as well as co-author of a chapter in his upcoming 3rd edition of Rehabilitation of the Spine. Dr. Wideman is a graduate of Logan University and in addition to his Doctorate of chiropractic he also holds a masters of sports science and rehabilitation. He currently is practicing in the city of St. Louis, MO.
Dr. MaryAnne grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota, where she was very active in the community by playing volleyball, softball, and basketball along with being involved in camps, volunteer work and youth activities. After graduation, she attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studied Biological Sciences. After graduation, she moved to Saint Louis, MO to pursue her degree in Chiropractic. Throughout her four years there, Dr. MaryAnne developed an amazing sense of fitness and health and realized her passion to help others towards their goals of total wellness. Dr. Harrington graduated Cum Laude from Logan College of Chiropractic and has also completed her M.S. in Nutrition and Human Performance and an M.S. in Sport Science and Rehabilitation.
Keeping a patient-centered focus, Dr. Harrington teaches her patients how to improve their movement and overall function and helps get them back to the activities that they love to do as fast as possible. As Dr. Harrington learned more about movement, she realized the correlations between yoga and rehabilitation and completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training. She integrates that knowledge into her patient care, leads yoga workshops, and teaches at yoga teacher trainings all over Orange County. Her passion for helping her patients with movement and educating the community has also allowed her the opportunity to be a lululemon ambassador.
Andrea U-Shi Chang, Senior SFG Instructor, FMS (Functional Movement Specialist), Primal Move Global Instructor and Z-Health Movement Coach, has been specializing in movement training and coaching kettlebells since 2005. Becoming an integral part of Pavel Tsatsouline's instructor staff early on, Andrea was editor for Pavel's online newsletter, and author of several articles published by StrongFirst and Dragon Door. In 2009 she opened Kettlebility, her Russian Kettlebell Instruction and Elite Performance Coaching studio in Seattle, Washington, and was featured in several local television shows as well as being featured in the January 2013 issue of Oprah Magazine. She has worked as a technical advisor on several training books, as well as the editor and co-author of the Primal Move system. Continuing to build her strength and movement education she has followed her passion and continued to take courses of study to refine her body of knowledge and become a more effective coach. Andrea is a certification instructor for StrongFirst, Primal Move, and FMS, and holds speciality workshops, instructor certifications, group classes, as well as providing personal training for elite athletes and people from all walks of life at her studio, Kettlebility.
Serves as Northeastern's director of sports performance and oversees the complete development and care of all varsity student-athletes. He also is the athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach for the men's basketball team.
Mr. Patel is the head strength and conditioning coach at Quinnipiac University. he began his first year with Quinnipiac in August 2008 as the athletic department's Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Patel previously held the title of Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
A board certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Her clinical career has been greatly influenced by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD., and Prague School of Manual Medicine faculty, namely, the late Vladimir Janda MD, Karel Lewit MD, and Pavel Kolar PT, PhD.
Dr. Liebenson is the director of the ISCRS/R2P community. He began studying with both Dr. Karel Lewit and Pr. Vladimir Janda beginning in 1987 and has been regularly hosting Pavel Kolar's programs for more than a decade. He is actively engaged in ongoing research on the spinal stabilization system as a Visiting Scholar at Pr. Stuart McGill's Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo.
Darcy has worked or consulted with EXOS formally Athletes' Performance since 2003 bringing a variety of international training and rehab experience to the staff. Some of his experience includes being a Fitness Coach and Performance Analyst for the German National Soccer Team since 2011, Fitness and Rehab Coach for FC Bayern Munchen. He has also been the Performance Specialist for HTC Highroad Pro Cycling Team since 2007 and lectures at conferences and classrooms around the world.
Darcy received his Physical Education and Biology degrees with an emphasis in Athletic Training and Pre-Med from Washington State University and Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington. As a licensed physical therapist, certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist, his manual therapy skills were developed through the eclectic approach of the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). His knowledge of functional biomechanics, pre, post rehabilitation and testing has come from the latest in continuing education as well as years of developing his own philosophies from working health care professionals around the world.
David Joyce is the Head of Athletic Performance at Western Force who compete in the Southern Hemisphere's Super Rugby competition, the toughest club rugby competition in the world spanning Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
David holds Masters degrees in both Sports Physiotherapy and Strength and Conditioning and lectures on the Masters of Strength and Conditioning course at Edith Cowan University in Australia. He has worked at 2 Olympic Games (2008 with Team Great Britain and 2012 with Team China), in the English Premier League and in the Turkish Super League with Galatasaray. He is also the co-editor and author of the best selling text "High Performance Training for Sports."
Geralyn Coopersmith is the Global Director of Performance & Fitness Training for Nike. From 2004 to 2013, Geralyn was the Senior Director of The Equinox Fitness Training Institute, the in-house trainer education program for Equinox Fitness Clubs, the country's premiere fitness chain. In this role, she was responsible for the education and professional development of over 2000 personal trainers and 100 master instructors in 62 clubs in the US, UK and Canada. Geralyn is an FMS education and a member of the FMS Expansion Team.
Ms. Coopersmith holds a masters degree with honors in exercise physiology from Columbia University. She is certified by The National Strength and Conditioning Association as Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Geralyn is the author of Fit & Female: The Perfect Fitness and Nutrition Game Plan for Your Unique Body Type (Wiley, 2006). Previously, she was the resident fitness expert on two national television shows: The Fine Living Channel's lifestyle make-over show, Simplify Your Life and Prevention Magazine's BodySense which aired on both CBS-TV and The Discovery Health Channel.
Ms. Coopersmith is frequently featured in the media. She has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, The CBS Morning Show and Fox News. Her print media credits include: The New York Times, Reuters, Elle, Shape, Self, Women's Health, Fitness, US, People, Glamour, Marie Claire and Town and Country.
Guido Van Ryssegem is the Coordinator of Athletic Training Services at Oregon State University Recreation Center. He has been in clinical practice for 36 years and has been working in the strength and conditioning arena for 29 years. Guido has a wide range of expertise including his own movement dysfunctions restoration model, movement variability, dynamic systems theory, and applied motor control and motor learning strategies that he presents on worldwide. He is a practitioner and guest lecturer at Oregon State University, other national and international universities and organizations such as EXOS and Perform Better. He has published collaborative research and has presented at the NATA, NSCA and ACSM conferences. He has practiced for the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles. Guido is active within the NSCA as the coordinator for the Northwest Region and has served on several NATA and NSCA committees. Guido is also the Elevation Fitness Program Coordinator, an exercise database management system.
Dr. Jas Randhawa is a member of the Men's high performance team for Canada Basketball. He is also Director of Performance Therapy at Edge Fitness & Performance, and the co-founder of Rehab 2 Performance - a division of the International Society of Clinical Rehab Specialist. Taking a contemporary approach to therapy, Dr. Randhawa specializes in truly integrating physical preparation principals with clinically sound rehab measures. To this end, he looks to integrate performance indicators with a framework of causative mechanisms/processes underpinning there expression. He has been fortunate enough to have worked with both professional and Olympic athletes, spanning from track and field to the CFL, NHL, and NBA. Dr. Randhawa has spent considerable time consulting with and learning from professionals in a litany of industries. As such, he has been positioned as an expert in sporting health and has had the privilege to present his educational content to multiple universities and professional organizations.
Dr. Press is the Medical Director, Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). He is also the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, RIC and Professor, PM&R, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Conducts research related to functional movement testing and injury prediction in athletes and low back pain. He has presented his work nationally and internationally and has been a faculty member at the University of Evansville since 2000. He has extensive experience teaching lecture and lab courses emphasizing functional movement assessment.
Lee Burton has presented on numerous sports medicine topics nationally and internationally at various sports medicine and personal training symposiums. He has authored book chapters and articles in a variety of sports medicine journals and produced instructional videos concerning functional applications for treatment, assessment and conditioning of active individuals.
Matthew Berenc is the Director of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI), the in-house trainer education program for Equinox. In this role he oversees the development and implementation of all education for over 1500 personal trainers. He earned his degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Missouri, as well as numerous certifications including the NSCA-CSCS, StrongFirst Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor, Functional Movement Systems FMS level 1 and 2 and Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 and 2. He has over 13 years of experience working as both an educator and personal trainer.
He is a board certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He also graduated from the post-professional sports physical therapy fellowship program of the American Sports Medicine Institute, in Birmingham, AL, under the direction of Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, James R. Andrews, MD, and Glenn S. Fleisig, PhD. Mike has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters in publications such as AJSM and JOSPT.
Neil graduated from The AECC in 1991 with distinction and the prize for best clinical performance. He was a founding fellow of the College of Chiropractors and has been a member of the BCA council. He helped write and then lead AECC's first venture into postgraduate education, as the course Leader for the MSc Clinical Chiropractic. In this role, he first met Professor Vladimir Janda, and then Craig Liebenson who was instrumental in helping hone the concepts of functional assessment and treatment for the MSc program. Other contributors to the programs such as Professor Karel Lewit; McGill, Kolar and Vleeming have all made a significant impact in Neil's professional development and hence the rehabilitation center at AECC. Neil conceived and wrote what is now BSc(hons) Exercise Science whilst simultaneously leading MSc Sports and Rehabilitation for Bournemouth University.
His PhD is on the influence of the cervical spine on the stability of gaze and he teaches both nationally and internationally on this and other aspects of MSK function.
In his role as Clinic Director, he is committed to advancing the clinic through practice-based clinical research and the assessment and treatment of function of the musculoskeletal system. He has published several papers in the scientific literature, is reviewer for four International Journals and a member of the Patient Education Committee for Arthritis UK. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors, The Higher Education Academy, The British Chiropractic Association and the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health.
Nick Clayton is the Personal Training Program Manager for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Prior to working at the NSCA, Nick was hired by TMI Sports Medicine to develop and direct a sports performance program as an adjunct to sports physical therapy, specializing in training professional through youth baseball/softball players. He earned a Master's degree in Exercise Science and an MBA from the University of Florida and has over 16 years in the fitness/strength and conditioning industry.
Nick Winkelman is the Director of Training Systems and Education for EXOS (formerly Athletes' Performance) located in Phoenix, AZ. Nick oversees the Performance Education department which delivers Mentorship programs to over 500 participants a year across 6 continents. Nick has a parallel role as Director of Training Systems where he is responsible for the sustained growth and development of the EXOS Training System across all facilities and remote coaching locations. As a Strength and Conditioning Coach Nick oversees the speed and testing component of the EXOS NFL Combine Development Program. This program supports over 75 athletes a year preparing for the NFL Combine in an effort to maximize their status in the NFL Draft. Nick received his Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science through Oregon State University and his Masters in Strength and Conditioning through Edith Cowan University out of Perth, Australia. Nick is currently completing his PhD through Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a dissertation focus in Motor Learning and Sprinting. Nick has certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA Weightlifting (USAW), and USA Track and Field (USATF). Nick is an internationally recognized speaker on all topics pertaining to human performance and is the active NSCA State Director for Arizona.
Dr. Page was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and serves as a member of several national advisory boards. He has over 50 publications including 3 books; most recently publishing Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach.
Dr. Van Matre is Director of Indy Spine and Rehab in Indianapolis, IN. He is post-doctorate faculty for National University of Health Sciences and has studied musculoskeletal medicine under Karel Lewit, M.D., Vladimir Janda, M.D. and Pavel Kolar, P.T., Ph.D. at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He is certified in Vojta therapy under Prof. Theodor Hellbrugge, MD of the Child's Center in Munich, Germany and took sabbatical with Maria Drewniak, MD of the Child's Center in Krakow, Poland. Dr. Van Matre achieved a master's degree in "Therapeutic Outcomes Research" from Indiana University, School of Rehabilitation and Health Sciences. Dr. Van Matre has served as consultant to the Indianapolis Colts for the last nine years.
Dr. Hauge has for many years been particularly interested in functional testing and exercises, and has taught or assisted at numerous courses in Europe. He has extensive experience from functional assessment of athletes and of patients with special needs from practice in a multi professional clinic of which he is a co-owner. Dr. Hauge was also awarded Chiropracter of the Year by the Norwegian Chiropractic Assoctiation in 2007.