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LICENSURES AND CERTIFICATIONS

LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, August 3, 1998, Number 1765

BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY (SCS), American Physical Therapy Association, June 2008-present

CERTIFIED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST (with Distinction) (CSCS*D), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), June 1993-present

EDUCATION

MS December 1998

Exercise Science, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska

Thesis: The Effects of a Plyometric Training Program on the Stretch Reflex Latencies of Quadriceps Femoris and Gastrocnemius

MPT May 1998

Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

BA December 1993

Exercise Science, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

EMPLOYMENT

February 2016- present

SUPERVISOR OF SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

April 2014-present

CEO AND FOUNDER, Quest Personal Training and Coaching

February 2014- February 2016

DIRECTOR OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE, Specialized Physical Therapy, Omaha, Nebraska

October 2012-February 2014

MEDICAL DIRECTOR, Elite Girls Academy Soccer Club, Omaha, Nebraska

February 2003-October 2012

PHYSICAL THERAPIST & OWNER, Omaha Sports Physical Therapy, PC, Omaha, Nebraska

January 2010-May 2011

BIOMECHANICS INSTRUCTOR & INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR, Exercise Science Department, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

March 2005-July 2009

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Doctor of Science (DSc) Athletic Training Program, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah

January 2003-present

GUEST LECTURER, Exercise Science & Physical Therapy Departments, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

March 2010

GUEST LECTURER, Physical Therapy Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

August 1998-December 2002

PHYSICAL THERAPIST, Alegent Health, Omaha, Nebraska

August 1991-August 1995

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH, Athletic Department, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • 2016 “Combined Section Meeting,” APTA, Anaheim, California
  • 2015 “Combined Section Meeting,” APTA, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2010 “Combined Section Meeting,” APTA, San Diego, California
  • 2009 “Combined Section Meeting,” APTA, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2008 “Combined Section Meeting,” APTA, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2007 “Team Concept Conference,” Sports Physical Therapy Section, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2007 “Emergency Response,” Sports Physical Therapy Section, Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • 2005 “Extremity Evaluation and Manipulation,” University of St. Augustine, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2004 “The McConnell Patellofemoral Treatment Plan,” McConnell Institute, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2004 “Biomechanics of Cycling,” Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2003 “Emergency Response,” Sports Physical Therapy Section, Tampa, Florida
  • 2002 “Hawkeye Sports Medicine Symposium,” Iowa City, Iowa
  • 2001 “Injuries in Baseball,” American Sports Medicine Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2000 Nebraska-APTA Fall Meeting, “Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise,” Gary Gray, PT, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 2000 “Evaluation and Treatment of the Lumbar and Sacral Spine: A Manual Approach,” Dan Peetz, PT, OCS, MTC, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1999 “Mulligan Concept Mobilizations with Movement, NAGS, SNAGS and More,” Brian Mulligan, FNZSP(Hon), DipMT, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1999 “Neural Provocation Techniques,” Nancy Quick, PT, MA, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1998 UNMC Continuing Education Seminar, “Evidenced-Based Practice: Updates on the Knee and Low Back,” faculty and students of the Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1998 “Mobilization of the Nervous System,” David Butler, PT, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1996 Nebraska-APTA Fall Meeting, “Evaluation and Treatment of Lesions in the Lower Kinetic Chain,” Walter Jenkins, PT, MS, ATC, Grand Island, Nebraska
  • 1996 Nebraska-APTA Spring Meeting, “The Study of Neuromuscular Function with Manual Therapy: For the Orthopedic and Neurologic Patient,” Carol Gordon, PT, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
    • National Conference: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004-2009
    • Nebraska State Meeting: 1996, 2000, 2004

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

NSCA, member, 1992-present

  • 2007, Founding Member & Vice Chair, Sports Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • 2005, NSCA Sports Medicine Professional of the Year
  • 1999, Challenge Scholarship Recipient

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), member, 1995-present

  • Sports Section, APTA, member, 2002-present
    • Member Running SIG
  • Private Practice Section, APTA, member, 2002-present
  • Nebraska Chapter-APTA, member, 1995-present

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), member, 1997-present

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

January 2009-2013

SPECIALIZATION ACADEMY OF CONTENT EXPERTS, APTA, Alexandria, Virginia

March 1995-2011

CSCS EXAMINATION DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER, NSCA-Certification Commission, Lincoln, Nebraska

March 1998-2011

NSCA-CPT EXAMINATION DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER, NSCA-Certification Commission, Lincoln, Nebraska

April 1999

CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBER, NSCA, Colorado Springs, Colorado

October, 1998

EXERCISE TECHNIQUE MANUAL REVIEWER, NSCA-Certification Commission, Lincoln, Nebraska

PRESENTATIONS

April 2014

“Hamstring Rehabilitation for High Level Athletes,” China National Training Center, Beijing, China

March 2012

“ACL Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention,” Physiotherapy Associates, Des Moines, Iowa

September 2010 & September 2011

“Barefoot Running,” Creighton University Department of Physical Therapy, Omaha, Nebraska

June 2010

“Treatment and Rehabilitation of Soccer Injuries,” Beijing Sport University, Beijing, China

August 2007-2010

“Resistance Training and the Endurance Athlete,” Omaha Running Club, Omaha, Nebraska

March 2004

“Power Training in Rehabilitation,” NSCA-Nebraska Spring Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska

July 2002

“Biomechanics,” NSCA Certification Commission Strength and Conditioning Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada

July 2002

“Biomechanics,” NSCA Certification Commission Personal Training Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada

March 2002

“Beyond Boxes and Balls: Physiology and Application of Plyometrics in Rehabilitation,” NATA District 5 Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska

September 2000

“Mobilizations with Movement,” Alegent Health Physical Rehabilitation, Omaha, Nebraska

June 2000

“Plyometrics and Rehabilitation,” NSCA-Nebraska Spring Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska

June 2000

“Biomechanics,” NSCA Certification Commission Strength and Conditioning Symposium, Orlando, Florida

June 2000

“Biomechanics,” NSCA Certification Commission Personal Training Symposium, Orlando, Florida

June 1999

“Biomechanics,” NSCA Certification Commission Personal Training Symposium, Kansas City, Missouri

May 1999

“Strength Training and Conditioning for Physical and Occupational Therapists,” Alegent Health Physical Rehabilitation, Omaha, Nebraska

May 1996

“The Mechanics and Physiology of Plyometric Exercise,” NSCA-Nebraska State Clinic, Omaha, Nebraska

October 1993

“Resistance Training and the Pre-Pubescent Athlete,” Nebraska Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NAHPERD), Kearney, Nebraska

PUBLICATIONS

Potach, D.H., & Chu, D.A. (2015, 2008, & 2000). Plyometric training. In T.R. Baechle & Earle, R.W. (Eds.), Essentials of strength training and conditioning (2nd, 3rd, & 4th Eds.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Potach, D.H. & Grindstaff, T.L. (2015 & 2008). Rehabilitation and reconditioning. In T.R. Baechle & Earle, R.W. (Eds.), Essentials of strength training and conditioning (3rd & 4th Eds.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Potach, D.H., Katsavelis, D., Karst, G.M., Latin, R.M., & Stergiou, N. (2009). The effects of a plyometric training program on the latency time of the quadriceps femoris and gastrocnemius short-latency responses. Journal of Sports Med Phys Fitness, Mar, 49(1): 35-43.

Grindstaff, T.L., & Potach, D.H. (2006). Prevention of common wrestling injuries. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 28, 20–28.

Potach, D.H. (2004). Plyometric and speed training. In R.W. Earle & Baechle, T.R. (Eds.), Essentials of personal training. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Potach, D.H., & Ellenbecker, T. (2004). Orthopedic concerns. In R.W. Earle & Baechle, T.R. (Eds.), Essentials of personal training. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Potach, D.H. (2002). The use of plyometric exercise during the rehabilitation process. Online Article and Continuing Education Quiz, www.nsca-cc.org.

Potach, D.H. (2002). Modes of resistance training. Online Article and Continuing Education Quiz, www.nsca-cc.org.

Potach, D.H. (2000). The biomechanics of plyometric exercise. Online Article and Continuing Education Quiz, www.nsca-cc.org.

Potach, D.H. & Borden, R. (2000). Rehabilitation and reconditioning. In T.R. Baechle & Earle, R.W. (Eds.), Essentials of strength training and conditioning (2nd Ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

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