David Potach, PT, MS, SCS, CSCS
Having been involved in several areas of athletic development and as one of Nebraska’s first Board Certified Sports Specialists, David is uniquely qualified as a provider of sport-specific physical therapy. Based in Omaha, he was a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Creighton University for several years, which afforded him the opportunity to work with not only high level intercollegiate athletes for all sports, but also professional and Olympic athletes. He was able to continue his work with professional athletes at Omaha Sports Physical Therapy, Quest Personal Training and Coaching, and now Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. In addition, David uses his experience with both playing soccer and running to treat and perform biomechanical analyses for several high caliber (Olympic and professional) athletes both here and internationally.
A Nebraska native, David is an internationally-known expert in the field of plyometrics and sports rehabilitation and has spoken internationally and regionally on running, soccer and strength training and conditioning. He has authored several articles on sports rehabilitation as well as textbook chapters on rehabilitation, speed training and plyometric training chapters for both the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning and NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training textbooks.
- Board Certified Sports Specialist
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
- Dual Masters Degrees (Physical Therapy and Exercise Physiology), from the University of Nebraska
- Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Creighton University
David’s Experience In addition to being a founding member of the NSCA’s Sports Medicine Section, David was also honored as one of the first recipients of the NSCA’s Sports Medicine Specialist of the Year! David has served on and founded several professional committees for both the APTA and NSCA and he has been a professor and lecturer at multiple universities. He has also spoken at numerous conferences, including local, regional, national and international. One of the most memorable was lecturing on soccer rehab to a group of physical therapy students in China at Beijing Sport University in 2010. He was also one of the first physical therapists nationwide to serve as a Medical Director for a high level soccer club. David’s Curriculum Vitae Click here to contact David, [email protected]